Cocoa Bites

Ingredients: (makes 36-40)

  • 1 Tin condensed milk
  • 3 Tbsp. butter
  • 3 Tbsp. cocoa
  • 3 Packets (approximately 75) biscuits (either Maria or Arrowroot).
  • 2 Packet smarties
  • 1/4 Tbsp. vanilla essence
  • 2 Tbsp. nuts (optional) **
How to make Cocoa Bites:
  1. Powder the biscuits in a food processor and keep aside. I used Maria biscuits.
  2. Pour condensed milk into a bowl, add butter & vanilla essence and mix well with a big spoon;
  3. Fold in cocoa powder & powdered biscuits and continue mixing till you get the right consistency to make small balls;
  4. Keep aside for 2 minutes;
  5. Shape the dough into small round balls and then flatten them;
  6. Place one smartie in the centre and press down a little gently so that the smarties sticks in the dough but not too much as the dough will crack;
  7. Place them in a tray which is greased with butter; **
  8. Keep this tray aside for 3-4 hours so that the Cocoa-bites dries out a little

**Tips

  • After about an hour move them around in case they are stuck to the tray.
  • If desired, you can add chopped nuts when making the dough. I did not put any because when I used to add it initially, I could see the nuts and it did not look appetizing.
  • These can be stored in an airtight container for about a week and later in the fridge for a month

 

 

 

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