Aside from the cake (which the children and I made last month), we have shortbreads, chocolate fudge, and other delicacies to work on over the next 10 days. :)
Last night after the children went to sleep I made the rum balls. These happen to be my most favourite Christmas treat. I thought I'd share my Nanna's recipe. Nanna was quite partial to the rum, and this recipe has a little more than most others I've read. :) Mind you, they are very very tasty!
Nanna was beautiful. I always miss her at this time of year.
Nanna Cook's Rum Balls
1 375g packet mixed dried fruit
1 tin Nestles condensed milk
3 heaped tablespoons cocoa
10 crushed weetbix
5 tablespoons of rum, and an extra dash for good measure
Mix all together well with hands. Roll into balls and then roll in coconut.
Refrigerate until firm and keep in the fridge.
Eat and enjoy!