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