Weekend getaway and milo balls

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Although I like to plan things – I have a list for just about everything – I’m not a real fan of routine. But with work and a bunch of other monotonous chores, we tend to fall into a routine very fast. Which is why weekend breakaways are a very necessary part of one’s existence. We recently had a 3-day holiday at Fever Tree Cottage near Kaapschehoop. Let’s just say… it was freakin’ awesome!

We had time to play board games, go on hikes and read a book or two. My hubby prepared every meal on the braai, which was a real treat and a constant reminder that we were out of the city. We mostly snacked on crackers and a few exotic cheeses (I love you salmon cream cheese!), and for something sweet I made these luscious Milo balls.

It is quite a messy business preparing the Milo balls, but once you get started it goes surprisingly fast. They will last a few days in your fridge if they don’t take the first flight they can get into your mouth. You can roll them in just about anything, but I opted for chocolate vermicelli on some and coconut on others. The coconut were my favourite. These balls are a real hit, and I have a feeling kids will love them too.

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Recipe adapted from Stay at Home Mum

Ingredients:

250 g Marie biscuits

1 can condensed milk

4 tablespoons Milo

5 tablespoons desiccated coconut

3 tablespoons chocolate vermicelli

Method:

  1. Crush the biscuits until small pieces or fine crumbs.
  2. Add the Milo and condensed milk and mixed until well combined.
  3. Use your hands to roll smallish balls and cover in coconut or chocolate vermicelli.
  4. Place on a baking sheet and refrigerate for about an hour.
  5. Serve anytime and all the time.

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