Monday, May 12, 2008

CHOCO ALMOND COCONUT BALLS

I must admit I have been a little lazy in updating my blog, past couple of weeks. Just been a little hectic. But hopefully it should be better now.

I made this recipe a few days ago and I have been thinking of posting it since then. Its a pretty easy recipe. My mother use to make it in India too. I had lots of plain tea time biscuits lying in my pantry, so I had to think of a way to use them up. After thinking for a few days, I suddenly remembered that mom use to make something similar using Marie biscuits. So, I thought a little more, fished around my pantry for a while, gathered all the ingredients, and began recreating the recipe with all that I had on hand.

It wasn't' hard, cause half way through, I figured out, that almonds, chocolate and coconut, can never taste wrong.
Here is the recipe. It gets a little messy,while making them, but it tastes really good.




You will need

  • plain biscuits (Marie biscuits, graham crackers etc)- 20-30
  • milkmaid- 1/2 tin
  • cocoa powder-2-3 tbsp
  • whole almonds
  • dessicated coconut- 1 1/2 cups
  • milk- 1/2 cup (usually the whole thing is not used)
  • sugar (optional)- to taste

You will have to

  1. crush the biscuite in a food processor or put it in a Ziploc bag and crush with a rolling pin.
  2. mix in the cocoa powder and the half the coconut.
  3. now add the milkmaid and mix everything. at this point the mixture will be very sticky.
  4. add a tsp of milk. mix. taste. if sugar seems to be less, add according to the taste.
  5. check if the mixture can be rolled into balls.
  6. add little more milk if required.
  7. wet your palm with little water. take a little bit of the mixture, flatten it. place one whole almond in the centre.
  8. roll it up into a ball.
  9. pour out the rest of the coconut into a flat plate.
  10. roll the chocolate balls in the coconut, till the coconut covers the entire ball.
  11. repeat with the rest of the mixture.
  12. depending on the size, you could make close to 20- 25 chocolate balls.
  13. refrigerate it for up to a week.

enjoy.

10 comments:

Lavi said...

Hi Karuna..Your Header image is so Good.

CHOCO ALMOND COCONUT BALL's are so tempting one's with the decor of dessicated coconut.

Iam just going to try this...

Shri said...

Lovely recipe.I bet it is yummy.I am going to try it.

TBC said...

This was something I learnt to make during my Food Science class many years back. My sister loves this and I would make it for her all the time.

BTW, love the header pic.

ranji said...

oh wow!!these looks absolutely delicious!!!my fav:)

Purnima said...

Karuna, the header pic is simply splendid! Loved this recipe as well! thks for sharing!

Cham said...

Looks very simple this choco- coco balls

Uma said...

aaaahh! those little balls look so cute and mouth-watering. Lovely recipe, Karuna!

Divya Vikram said...

looks yummy..perfect evening snack

Hetal said...

ummmmm...these choco almond coconut balls look so delicious.Would luv to see u on my blog and get ur feedback.

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