Every school holidays we plan a family movie night and the kids bake some crazy, over the top, sweet treat to eat while we watch.
These holidays we rewatched the Lego Movie and we made these easy, no-cook, chocolate cookie balls in two flavours – choc mint and cherry ripe!
There is no cooking at all required to make these little chocolatey balls. No melting, no warming, no baking, nothing. Which makes them super kid-friendly to make.
The only have a handful of ingredients too – chocolate ripple biscuits (or any other plain chocolate biscuit/cookie), condensed milk, whatever add-ins you like, and something to coat them.
If you don’t have any chocolate biscuits/cookies you can use plain biscuits such as Marie biscuits and add2 tbsp of cocoa powder to the mixture.
We made two flavours – choc mint, and cherry ripe. But you can vary the basic recipe and add lots of other flavours and coatings too.
Get the kids to crush up the biscuits by double bagging them and squishing them with a rolling pin. It’s loads of fun and will work off a bit of energy before you sugar them up again. Or you can go for quick and easy and whizz them in the food processor.
Be mindful when you are adding the condensed milk as you only need to add enough to hold the mixture together, too much and the balls won’t hold their shape. Each batch will be slightly different depending on the size of your crumbs and your add-ins so add a little at a time and mix well before adding more. You should be able to get 2 batches of cookie balls from one tin of condensed milk, with a little left over for tasting!
- Base recipe
- 1 packet (250 gm) chocolate ripple biscuits, crushed to fine crumbs
- 1/3 – 1/2 tin (395 gm) of condensed milk
- For Choc Mint Balls
- 2 Peppermint Crisp bars (50 gm each) crushed to fine crumbs
- Chocolate sprinkles for coating
- For Cherry Ripe Balls
- 200 gm glace cherries – chopped finely
- coconut for coating
- Crush the chocolate biscuits/cookies until they are fine crumbs and add them to a medium sized mixing bowl.
- Add the flavour add-ins – peppermint crisp, cherries or other – and mix well.
- Add the condensed milk a little at a time, mixing well between each addition. Add just enough condensed milk to hold the mixture together.
- Roll teaspoons of mixture into balls and cover sprinkles, coconut or other coating.
- Place on a tray covered with baking paper and refrigerate for 1 hour or until firm. Store in the fridge in an air tight container for up to a week.
Please note: this recipe uses Australian measurements and temperatures, if you need to convert measurements or temperatures you can find our printable cooking conversion chart here.
These little balls pack a BIG chocolate and sugar hit, so you only need one or two to hype everyone up before you watch the movie!
What is your favourite family movie? And movie night treat?
We are running out of good family movie ideas (which is why we watched the Lego Movie, again!), so if you’ve got some great suggestions for movies, or movie snacks, please leave a comment below and share your ideas.
If you are looking for more movie night treat ideas that the kids can make, try one of these recipes…