Saturday, December 6, 2008

Cherry choc balls & CHINA GIVE-AWAY

SCROLL DOWN FOR THE GIVE-AWAY = Aussie Westminster China Snack Set - You can leave a comment on any post this week to be entered in the draw next Saturday 13th December - Aussie time.

Pictured Left the beautifully presented box of chocs, I won at my husbands work social club Christmas Dinner, last night. Below a recipe to make your own family choc treats. This is a recipe that you may have to adjust as you go along.

Soak 125g glace cherries, chopped + use any other dried fruit eg sultanas to make 1/2 cup
in 30ml of port overnight (or cherry brandy or whatever you have on hand to compliment)

Add 1 x 400g (?12oz) can of Condensed Milk and stir (or process in food processor)

Add 1+1/2 cups bisuit (cookie) crumbs, or 1 cup biscuit crumbs + 1/2 cup chopped or ground almonds or hazelnuts
1/2 -I cup dessicated coconut

Add enough dry ingredints to have a firmish mix. Refrigerate.
Scoop a teaspoonful at a time and roll into a ball.
Place on foil lined tray and refrigerate. (The melted choc will set quicker if balls are cold)

Melt 250g (8oz) dark cooking chocolate in basin over near boiling water. Dip each cold ball into melted choc, preferably with a spirally choc dipper, and place back on foil lined tray. Keep in fridge.
May be drizzled with white choc to decorate, or press a piece of chopped nut into choc after placing ball back on tray.

These can be stored in containers in fridge or packaged in mini noodle boxes or pretty tins, homemade boxes, recycled chinese takeaway boxes etc

PS I think last years version had 2 pkts of cherries, less bisuit and more coconut.


  1. Hi! I have an award for you on my blog! Have a great weekend!

  2. Now is the season for us to eat to many baaad!!things but isn't it good.

    My My aren't you just the fantastic one look at all the followers you are starting to get. Seems like only yesterday you started blogging & I was one of your first.
    Hope you had a fantastic weekend.

  3. I have got some great receipes from the condensed milk tins over the years, I havn't got this one though so I'll be givving it a go. Enjoying your blog I do read it regularly and love the photos,

  4. These sound yummy. I love recipes with condensed milk as they always remind me of home.

  5. These sound great! Cherries and chocolate are a great combo!

  6. These cherry choco balls sound yummy..I will have to try them. Thank you for the recipe.
    Have a blessed day.

  7. Yummmoo.
    I am adding you to my sidebar As your blog looks like what I like....
    I love finding other OZ girls blogs too

  8. Cherry and dark chocolate what could be better. I will try this thanks for the recipe. I am always looking for new gifts to give.