Wow! I made these this morning and they were amazing! In the US, we don't have Marie's so I used short bread cookies and crushed them up instead. I am thinking that these would be delish with some walnuts in the mix next time! Thanks! Made for ZWT 5 - Jammin Java Jivers.
These are tasty lil' buggers!!!! Since I'm in the U.S. though, and don't have access to the Marie's biscuits, I decided to use Nabisco Nilla wafers thinking that that would be a fairly good substitute. And it was! I had trouble converting it, but zaar members came to the rescue! I used 3 cups crushed wafers (about 3/4 of a 12 oz. box), a 14 oz. can sweetened condensed milk, and the rest according to the recipe. The only thing I screwed up was that, I didn't have enough coconut. I had just a bit more than a cup, and didn't realize that you need 1 cup PLUS plenty extra for rolling. But no matter! I rolled a few in the last I had, then rolled the rest in chopped pecans! :) Wahlah! :) Next time I make these, and there WILL be a next time! ;) , I may sneak a lil Kahlua or Bailey's in there, too! And maybe a tad of vanilla extract to make up for the wafer that probably didn't have as much flavor as the original ingredient. Thanks so much!! :) Made for the ZWT5! :)
I used Arrowroot biscuits for these as we live in a small town with not a lot of choice. I made these for our Grandaughter's wedding. Fast and easy to make, not to mention how yummy they are. I made 58 small balls. And I could have stood there just popping one after another into my gob!!! Very addicting. Thank you KristinV for sharing. Made these for ZWT Zingo for The GroovyGastronomes.
My kids made these using Petit Beurre biscuits. The problem was getting them to make the balls as they were licking chocolte ball gloop off their fingers all the time and I had to keep sending them off to wash their hands. We got fewer chocolate balls, I'm sure, but we had loads of fun making them...oh, and they're easy and delicious! :-)
*Reviewed for ZWT5 Zingo recipes for the Zaar Chow Hounds Team* Oh...in my childhood too. I think every Aussie child would make these at some point with cooking at school or learning to cook in the kitchen with their parents. With a no cook recipe these are super simple and quick to make. (Can be made gluten-free too by using plain gluten-free cookies and dutch cocoa powder). My family are enjoying these chocolate balls now after dinner. Photo also being posted
Yes these were in my childhood too - so easy to do and soooo addictive !!! made for ZWT 5.
Fantastic recipe KristenV! I made these exactly as the recipe said and I loved the way the biscuit pieces were still a bit crunchy in the chocolate :) Thanx for posting!