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Milo Balls Recipe

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by Traci Tucker (subscribe)
Freelance writer, qualified Counsellor and small pet product business owner in Bacchus Marsh.
Published December 12th 2011

Here again is another home-made recipe that has been handed down from generation to generation. To say this is a delicious recipe is an understatement.

I have enjoyed devouring this sweet tasting treat for many years and hope by sharing it with you, you and your family will too.

1 tin of condensed milk
3 tablespoons of Milo
1 cup of coconut
Extra coconut for coating
1 packet of crushed biscuits

The brand of the biscuits that you decide to use will vary as to what is available in your state. For example, 'Yo-Yo' biscuits from South Australia are ideal, or the larger teddy biscuits in Victoria are also suitable. Biscuits with a slight honey flavour are the best ones to use.

Crushing the Biscuits:
Depending on the equipment you have available, you can either use a small device that will crush (not mash or blend) the biscuits together. If you do not have this available, place a few of the biscuits into a strong freezer bag (2 if the bags are thin) and flatten them out with a rolling pin or other heavy object. An un-open can of dog food makes for a good rolling tool.

Measuring cup
Baking paper
Plates/trays (to place the finished balls onto)
Smaller bowl/plate (to put the coconut into)


1 Crush up the biscuits by using either method as explained earlier.
2 Place the sifter on the larger bowl and tip the crushed biscuits into this. Not all of the biscuits need to be tiny, but if there are too many larger pieces, they will prevent the mixture from blending correctly.
3 Mix in the Milo, coconut and condensed milk. You can either stir the mixture with a spoon or with your clean hands.

4 Place the extra coconut into the smaller sized bowl or plate.

5 Wet your hands slightly, as this helps to keep the balls moist and therefore making them easier to roll. Break off a small amount of the mixture and roll into a ball in the palm of your hands, the size will vary depending on your preference. To ensure the mixture sticks together, slightly squeeze the ball while rolling.

6 Once rolled, place into the coconut. Make sure you cover the ball completely.

7 Place the baking paper onto the larger plate or tray. This will prevent the balls from sticking to the surface.
8 Put the finished coconut coated balls onto the baking paper, cover and store in the fridge.

There is absolutely no cooking required when making Milo balls. They can be stored in the fridge or freezer and eaten as required.

Alternative Presentation:
Instead of making the ball shapes, you can make them into Milo squares. This will save time as you will not need to roll them.

Simply use a tray of any shape, that has sides and put in the baking paper. Tip the mixture into this tray and flatten out. Sprinkle with coconut.

Allow to cool in the fridge. Once cooled, cut into the desired bite sized squares. These can then be covered and stored in the fridge or freezer.

Whichever shape you choose, this recipe will please even the fussiest person.

The hardest part of this recipe, is trying to stop at just one.

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Your Comment
Yum!! Takes me back to my own childhood! Thanks for the memories!
by dlsc (score: 1|16) 3325 days ago
Just made these, so easy and yummy.
by robin (score: 0|3) 3063 days ago
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