If you have young kiddies in your house, like I have, you might also have an aspiring “Master Chef” or two in the making. Both my girls, 4 and 6, absolutely love being in the kitchen and experimenting with food. Every birthday party, or special occasion, is an excuse to get creative – with a lot of help, guidance, and “management” from mommy, of course.
I’d to share one of our family favourites with you all today. This is our go-to treat for any occasion! It is sweet and, while the process of making it can get rather sticky and messy, it’s very easy and quick. So, if you are up for some fun, let’s get going.
What will you need?
1 packet of biscuits. ‘(I usually use Marie biscuits, but Tennis biscuits also work well)
1 tin condensed milk.
1 cup shredded coconut.
- If you want to, you can add food colorant. My girls love adding their favourite colours. It also works well if you have a party theme to add to.
How it’s made?
Firstly, crush the cookies using a roller or bowl. What ever you prefer. The cookies must still have a chunky feel, so don’t crush the biscuits as fine as powder.
Add a tin of condensed milk and cup of shredded coconut to the cookies and mix it well using a wooden spoon. You can add the colorant to the mix, it you want.
Now comes the sticky part.
Use a 15ml measuring spoon to take out small amounts of the mixture. You can make the spoon bigger, but the 15 ml, gives a nice bite sized treat.
Rolle the mixture into balls using your hands. This does get very sticky, so wash your hands as needed. Or add a little cooking oil to your hands so that the mixture doesn’t stick to your hands too much.
Coat the rolled balls in some extra coconut, so that they don’t stick together in your container. I usually just shake them in a bowl with a bit more shredded coconut.
Once finished, place the balls in a container with wax paper between layers, so they don’t stick to each other. Then store them in the fridge until you are ready to enjoy them.
We’ve made these yummy treats for many different occasions. Last year we had green one’s for my youngest daughter’s Jog the Frog birthday party. We’ve had rainbow-coloured ones for a school market day and pink ones for my eldest’s flamingo party. The nice thing is, it’s an easy treat to make but you can adjust it as you need it.
We have even replaced the condensed milk with caramel treat and the coconut with chocolate. Then you just coat it with the powder of the crushed cookies. This version is my husband’s favourite.
From my family to yours, I hope you and the little ones enjoy our family favourite. Let your imagination run wild!