Chocolate Caramilk Balls | No Bake Recipe
Chances are you have heard the numerous news stories of the past few months about Cadbury Caramilk chocolate, from people selling it on eBay for a huge markup to the recall and stories limiting the blocks to 2 per customer. After the recent recall (which was only block manufactured over a few-day period), Caramilk is starting to appear on supermarket shelves once again.
My no-bake Chocolate Caramilk Slice was such a massive hit that I have decided to create yet another recipe featuring Caramilk. I know many of you didn’t want to use the block of Caramilk you had sitting in the cupboard to make the slice, but now that Caramilk is being found in many supermarkets you might be able to spare a block for these delicious Caramilk balls.
The idea for these Caramilk balls came from another hugely popular recipe on Bargain Mums, these easy no-bake Caramello balls. Even though they both feature caramel flavoured chocolate, the end products tastes completely different. The Caramilk balls have such an amazing taste that it’s hard to stop at just one.
If you do have trouble getting your hands on a block of Caramilk chocolate, you can easily substitute it for any other block of chocolate. There are so many flavoured chocolate’s out there these days that it could be fun to experiment with different flavours and decide which you like the best.
To make the balls, you first need to crush a packet of plain biscuits. You can use any plain biscuits (or really any biscuits, depending on the end flavour you want the balls to have), but I used a packet of Scotch fingers biscuits. You can crush the biscuits in a food processor if you have one, but unfortunately mine broke so I place my biscuits in a zip lock bag and bashed them with a rolling pin until crushed.
Next, break up the entire block of Cadbury Caramilk (trying to avoid eating it as you go), and place it in a microwave safe bowl. Microwave the chocolate until melted, then give a quick stir. Add the biscuits, desiccated coconut and an entire can of sweetened condensed milk to the melted chocolate and stir until well combined.
Place some extra desiccated coconut in a shallow bowl. Take teaspoons full of the mixture and roll between your hands. Roll in the extra coconut and place on a plate or in a container. It can be easier to roll the mixture if you wet your hands first, otherwise after rolling a few balls your hands can get quite sticky. I tend to wet my hand after every 5 or so balls.
Once all the mixture is made into balls, place the balls in the fridge to set before eating. Keep any uneaten balls in a airtight container in the fridge, or in the freezer if you think they will last more than a few days (but that’s not likely!).
- 250g packet plain biscuits
- 190g block Cadbury Caramilk chocolate
- 395g tin sweetened condensed milk
- 100g desiccated coconut
- extra desiccated coconut, for rolling
- Crush the entire packet of plain biscuits, either in a food processor or my adding to a zip lock bag and bashing with a rolling pin.
- Break up the block of Caramilk chocolate into a large microwave safe mixing bowl and microwave until melted. Give it a quick stir.
- Add the crushed biscuits, tin of sweetened condensed milk and desiccated coconut to the melted chocolate and stir until well combined.
- Place the extra desiccated coconut in a shallow bowl.
- Take teaspoons full of mixture and roll between your hands into a ball shape. Roll the balls in the extra desiccated coconut and place on a plate or in a container.
- Store the balls in an airtight container in the fridge or freezer.