First up, Cherry Ripe Balls...
I saw this recipe in Facebook and when I went to buy the Cherry Ripe bars, they were on special for .99c each (1/2 price)! Winning!
I'm not sure if Cherry Ripes are an Aussie thing or if they are available overseas but I'm sure you have an equivalent...
Break them into pieces...
Add in a packet of biscuits and cocoa...
Process until you have a fine crumb...
Add in the can of condensed milk...
Oh so yummy!
This next recipe might be just a family recipe because I haven't seen it anywhere else...
Years ago, when I was a small child, Arnott's made a darker Malt Biscuit but it hasnt been available for years now.
I use these ones now...
...but I add some cocoa and malt powder to replicate the taste...
Lolly bananas are the other strange ingredient to this roll... Do they have these in the US and UK?
On a sheet of Gladbake kitchen paper, shape the mixture into a long roll - it will make 2-3 10 inch longish rolls. The sprinkle with coconut and coat all sides, under and over. Transfer the roll onto some cling film and wrap tightly, keeping the roll in shape. Wrap in foil and refrigerate until needed (in my case, I taste tested an hour later - ha)!
This should keep in the fridge for about 2 weeks easily but I bet it won't last that long.
Looks pretty on a plate when you cut it.
I am also doing a chocolate peppermint version using Choc Ripple biscuits... ~
... and Crown mint lollies...and a slosh of brandy!
1 big tablespoon golden syrup
1/2 tin condensed milk
1 packet malt biscuits
1 tablespoon cococa powder and malt powder
10 lolly bananas, chopped up
1 cup mixed fruit (plus 10 glace cherries for colour)
Process the biscuits to a fine crumb and tip into a large bowl. Add in the cocoa and malt powder, mixed fruit, cherries and lolly bananas.
Shape into a log, sprinkle and coat with coconut, roll up in gladwrap and refrigerate.
These goodies will find their way to my friends and family next week - they have much less calories when gifted away! :)
Cheers - Joolz xx