Party Ideas: Quick Dessert - Marbled Chocolate Coconut Balls
Mums, here’s a yummy no bake chocolate dessert that can be made in a jiffy. Perfect for days when you want to surprise your kids or when unexpected play dates happen!
It’s usually difficult to make kids eat coconut but this dessert is the best way to make their palate get used to the wonderful flavour. Enriched with condensed milk these Marbled Chocolate Coconut Balls pack in good amounts of calcium too. To make the sweet more nutritious, one can add some nut powder like almond or pistachio.
The dessert is also a great way to get kids in the kitchen! My son makes it from scratch as the recipe just needs some mixing and rolling. This could be a fun kitchen activity during weekends or vacation.
Ingredients (Makes 12-15 balls):
For white coconut mixture
- 1 cup desiccated coconut
- 1 tbsp milk
- 3 tbsp Milkmaid
For brown chocolate mixture
- 18 to 20 Marie biscuits
- 3 tsp cocoa powder
- 4 tbsp milkmaid
- 1 tbsp milk
Butter for greasing palms
To make the white mixture, mix all the ingredients well in a bowl and form soft dough. Refrigerate for 10 minutes or till the dough hardens.
To make the brown mixture, finely powder the Marie biscuits.
In a bowl, mix together the biscuit powder, cocoa powder, milkmaid and milk well to form soft dough. Refrigerate for 10 minutes or till the dough hardens.
Grease palms with some butter and flatten brown mixture into a thick disc. Lay it on a butter paper.
Similarly, flatten white mixture into a thick disc. Lay it on top of the brown disc. Place another butter paper and roll lightly using a rolling pin for the layers to intermingle. If you find the layers too soft to roll just freeze for 5 minutes and try again.
Peel off the top butter paper and cut the disc into 12 to 15 strips.
Lift each strip and roll in balls. You might have to use your fingers to create the marbled effect if the layers have not mixed well.
Refrigerate the Chocolate Coconut Balls for 10 minutes before serving.
While I have made marbled balls (since they are the easiest to prepare), one can also make pinwheels or centered balls with the brown and white layers.
For pinwheels place the layers over each other and roll. Cut into slices and serve.
Centered balls could be coconut centered with chocolate layer, wherein you can make a small ball of the white layer and cover it with the brown layer. Further you could also dip it in melted chocolate or roll into coconut powder before serving.
Options with this recipe are endless; just have your 2 coloured layers ready and some creativity and you could serve the very same recipe differently each time to a very happy audience!
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