Add dates, sultanas, rum and orange juice to an airtight container for 1 hour to soak. Shake periodically.
Add all ingredients to mixer bowl, blend 15 sec/speed 8 using spatula to combine.
Use spatula to redistribute ingredients, and blend for another 15 sec/speed 8/MC on.
Shape into walnut sized balls and coat with desiccated coconut.
Refrigerate overnight for best flavor.
Makes ~30 walnut sized rum ballsYou can use dark rum if you prefer, or substitute the rum with orange juice for a non alcoholic versionI highly recommend you make these at least the night before, for the flavors to develop - they taste very strong to begin with but once the alcohol has a chance to develop it lessens.Bellini UsersUse your sharp blade for this recipe.At step 3 increase chopping time if required.