Prep 5 mins
Cook 0 mins
I have very fond memories of these as a little whipper snapper and remember them as the only good thing about my Uncle's cranky ex-wife :) Super easy and heaps tastier than rum balls (personal opinion)
- 1 (0.55 g) packet plain sweet biscuits (I use Marie)
- 1 (1 5/8 ml) can condensed milk (You can make your own!)
- 1 cup coconut
- 2 tablespoons cocoa powder
- Crush the biscuits until they’re down to a fine crumble texture. Then mix the cocoa, coconut and crushed Marie biscuits together.
- Add the condensed milk and stir all the ingredients together until well combined.
- Using slightly wet hands, roll the mixture into balls.
- Roll in coconut before placing in fridge to harden.
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.