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Can you improve on the basic Tim Tam? It’s a controversial idea, but this 3 ingredient Tim Tam Balls recipe attempts to do just that!
Tim Tam Balls Recipe
This recipe is adapted from the one that appears on the Arnott’s website.
I’ve switched out the coconut for 100s & 1000s or choclettes – to make them a little more fun and because my kids HATE coconut.
Otherwise, it’s the same easy 3-ingredient recipe.
What are those 3 ingredients?
- Tim Tams – one whole packet
- condensed milk – half a tin (make some mayo with the rest, add it to cereal, or just spoon it into your mouth when no one is looking)
- 100s & 1000s or choclettes – you can always use desiccated coconut as per the original recipe, and I’ve also seen recipes that suggest rolling in Milo or cocoa.
This recipe makes 18 balls, so if you’re cooking for a crowd adjust the quantities accordingly.
How to make Tim Tam Balls
It takes just 10 minutes of effort to make these sweet little snacks, however the mixture does require some time in the fridge.
So, here’s how to make these no-bake Tim Tam Balls in 6 easy steps:
1. Process or blitz Tim Tams until they are finely crushed.
2. Add condensed milk and stir to combine.
3. Place mixture into the fridge for at least an hour, so the mixture will be firm enough to roll into balls.
4. Remove the mixture from the fridge and use your hands to roll tablespoons of mixture into smooth, round balls.
5. Roll balls in 100s & 1000s or choclettes and place on a tray lined with baking paper.
6. Place balls into fridge for at least an hour to set.
Enjoy your Tim Tam Balls!
Store your Tim Tam Balls in the fridge in an airtight container for up to a week or freeze them for several months.
Enjoy them as a special after dinner treat, at a party or whenever you need a Tim Tam fix.
Are they better than simple Tim Tams?
Well, it’s hard to improve on perfect, but these Tim Tam Balls are certainly a fun way to enjoy your favourite biscuits.
Tim Tam Balls
- 1 packet Tim Tams (200 grams)
- 1/2 tin condensed milk (200 grams)
- 1/3 cup 100s & 1000s or choclettes
- Process or blitz Tim Tams until they are finely crushed.
- Add condensed milk and stir to combine.
- Place mixture in fridge for at least 1 hour.
- Remove mixture from fridge and use your hands to roll tablespoons of mixture into smooth, round balls.
- Roll balls in 100s & 1000s or choclettes and place on a tray lined with baking paper.
- Place balls into fridge for at least an hour to set.
- Store in the fridge.
- Buy Tim Tams when they’re on special to make this dessert more affordable!
- Placing the mixture into the fridge before rolling into balls will make the rolling easier, so don’t skip this step.
- You can also roll the balls in coconut, Milo or whatever else you might prefer.