Tim Tam Balls
What’s better than a packet of Tim Tam? A packet of Tim Tams made into these delicious, super quick and easy Tim Tam balls. With all the flavour of these classic Australia biscuits in a bite sized dessert, they make the perfect afternoon tea treat.
You only need 3 ingredients to make these Tim Tam Balls, and they are so easy to make. Just process the ingredients, roll into balls and coat in melted chocolate or coconut, and pop into the fridge to harden (if they make it that far).
You can coat them in any type of chocolate, dark, milk or white, or coconut. I coated half of mine in milk chocolate and half in coconut, and I loved them coated in chocolate.
You can also make these using any packet of biscuits, you don’t have to use Tim Tams. A packet of Mint Slice biscuits would be the perfect alternative.
If you don’t have a food processor, you can still make these delicious treats. Instead of crushing the biscuits in a food processor, place the Tim Tams in a zip lock bag, and lock the bag shut while pushing out any air.
Use a rolling pin to bash the biscuits in the zip lock bag until they are finely crushed. Place the crushed biscuits in a large mixing bowl along with the softened cream cheese, and give it a good stir until the biscuits and cream cheese are well combined. Then simply follow the recipe for the remainder of the steps.
What are Tim Tam’s?
Not from Australia? Then you are probably wondering exactly what Tim Tam biscuits are. They are basically 2 thin chocolate cookies, sandwiched together with a chocolate filling and coated in a layer of chocolate.
They come in a number of varieties, from the classic milk chocolate to dark chocolate, white chocolate and even some limited edition flavours. I used milk chocolate in this recipe, but any flavour will do.
If you can’t get your hands on any Tim Tam’s, just substitute with any chocolate coated biscuits or cookies.
Other Tim Tam recipes
Love this recipe, or just Tim tams in general? Then you need to give these Tim Tam recipes a try:
How to make Tim Tam Balls
To make these Tim Tam treats, first add the entire packet of Tim Tams to the bowl of a food processor. Process until the biscuits are finely crushed.
Next, add the room temperature cream cheese to the food processor and process once again until both ingredients are smooth and well combined.
Roll portions of the mixture into balls, then coat each ball in melted chocolate. You could substitute the melted chocolate for desiccated coconut, or do as I did, and coat half in chocolate and half in coconut.
Place the balls in the fridge to set for a few hours, or overnight if possible. Store any uneaten Tim Tam balls in an airtight container in the fridge.
Tim Tam Balls recipe
Ready to make your own batch of Tim Tam balls? Follow the quick and easy recipe below.
- 200g packet Tim Tams
- 250g cream cheese, at room temperature
- Melted chocolate or desiccated coconut, for rolling
Place the biscuits in a food processor and mix until finely crushed.
Add the room temperature cream cheese to the food processor and mix further until biscuits and cream cheese are combined.
Roll teaspoons full of mixture into balls, and coat with the melted chocolate or coconut, depending on which you are using.
Place the balls in the refrigerator to harden. Store any leftover Tim Tam balls in an airtight container in the fridge.