Sweet and fragrant, rum-infused treats are a big part of Christmas tradition the world over.

Originating in Europe, the heady combination of biscuits and booze are perfect served as an edible gift, afternoon snack or a light dessert during the festive season.

Check out the recipes for rum truffles and rum-free alternatives from Australian Women’s Weekly Food in the gallery below.

Delicious rum ball recipes

Perfect for gifting, Christmas truffles with a rum-base are a traditional holiday treat.

Rum-free alternatives

For the truffle experience, free from rum, these recipes are a great substitute.