Cherry Ripe Balls …

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If you’re watching your weight, you may not want to read any further because I’m about to reveal a recipe that won’t be kind to the waistline.  These Cherry Ripe Balls are so delicious and seriously addictive, you won’t be able to stop at just one.  I created these after stumbling across a similar recipe on the internet but I’ve tried to make a slightly healthier version by replacing the Nice biscuits with almond meal and coconut.  These would make a fabulous gift wrapped in cellophane and tied with a pretty ribbon or they would also be perfect for a birthday party or special occasion like Christmas.

 

Cherry Ripe Balls ...
 
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Ingredients ...
  • 5 Cherry Ripe Bars
  • 2 cups almond meal
  • 2 tablespoons raw cacao (substitute with cocoa powder if you like)
  • ½ cup shredded coconut (substitute with desiccated coconut if you like)
  • 1 can lite sweetened condensed milk
  • desiccated coconut for rolling
Method ...
  1. Break up the Cherry Ripe Bars roughly, place in a food processor with the almond meal, raw cacao and shredded coconut and blend until combined.
  2. Place mix in a large bowl, add sweetened condensed milk and stir until combined.
  3. Place mixture in fridge for ½ - 1 hour so it firms up a bit.
  4. Roll into small balls and coat in desiccated coconut.
  5. Refrigerate again until firm and then store in a sealed container in the fridge.
  6. Makes approximately 30 (depending on the size of the balls).

 

Clever Tricks, Tips & Hints:
 

Keep an eye out at the Supermarket and try to buy the Cherry Ripes when they’re on sale otherwise, this recipe can be quite expensive to make.

 

Put a couple of drops of red food colouring into the desiccated coconut for something a little different or roll the balls in hundreds and thousands for another variation.

 

Refrigerate overnight before eating.  The balls will really firm up nicely.

 

Please note:  If your child’s school has a nut-free policy, these will not be suitable for school lunch boxes as they contain almond meal.

 
Enjoy!!
 

Comments

  1. Oh dear I should not have seen this!!.. I made toblerone/crunchie cheesecake this weekend and it was far too naughty :)

    • Hello Tessa and thanks for joining us! Yes, I’m sorry to tell you that these are seriously addictive. That Toblerone/Crunchie cheesecake sounds positively evil … please share the recipe!

  2. Who needs diets or to lose weight when they can eat these amazing cherry ripe balls! Must make them soon!

    • Hello Daisy and welcome … you really must make these … they are “amazeballs” (haha! Pardon the pun)!

  3. These sound delicious…and Cherry Ripes were on sale at Coles today, hopefully there will be some left tomorrow!

    • Hi Tegan, these are better than delicious … thanks for the tip about Coles … I think I’ll grab some tomorrow and whip up another batch of these!

  4. Oh how fabulous do these look?! I’ll have to add these to my collection :)

  5. These look really good! Surely one wouldn’t hurt… 😉

    • Don’t say I didn’t warn you, Lorraine … one of these little balls of goodness will never be enough!

  6. Yum!! These certainly won’t be good for my diet!

    • Hi Lauren, nice of you to visit! While these definitely won’t make the grade as diet food they are slightly healthier because of the almond meal. Perfect party food for kids as long as you remember to cater to anyone with a nut allergy!

  7. How do you expect me to have all these Cherry Ripes, my fav choc bar, floating around the house?! Danger! Danger! Bet these taste soooo good.

    • Yes, these are a bit deadly and that’s why I only make them for special occasions. They taste amazing and it’s almost impossible to stop at just one!

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