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Easy Christmas Crackers With A Tasty Twist

Pack three rum balls in a tube of paper inside a square of cellophane. Then twist the ends to make a cracker-shaped party favour.

Easy Christmas Crackers With A Tasty Surprise
Handyman Magazine

Nothing tastes more like Christmas than a handful of rich and dense rum balls.

This year, why not make your Christmas crackers delicious and fun with these easy and quick Christmas staples.

Rum Ball Christmas Crackers
Rum Ball Christmas Crackers
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Makes about 40

Ingredients

2 1/2 cups (275g) crushed amaretti biscuits or savoiardi (lady fingers), plus extra for rolling

1 cup (125g) ground pecans

1 cup (125 g) icing (confectioners’) sugar, plus extra for rolling

2 heaped tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder

1/4 cup (125 ml) rum

3 tablespoons honey

2 tablespoons water



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