Tim Tam Balls, transform Australia's iconic biscuits into decadent truffles. A super easy three ingredient recipe that results in addictive tasty balls of goodness. The ultimate bliss balls, you won't stop at one!
As far as homemade truffles go, you can't get one any easier than this Aussie rift on condensed milk truffles. Simply blend, roll, and refrigerate.
For an even fancier truffle you could use my Tim Tam Spread instead.
They look pretty enough for a unique edible homemade gift. Or you could keep them all to yourself. Be warned this recipe makes 40 balls, and they are addictive!
A full printable recipe card can be found at the end of this post with recipe ingredient measurements and method.
- Tim Tams Biscuits: Tim Tams are an iconic Australian biscuit (cookie) made by Arnott's. A chocolate biscuit sandwiched together with chocolate cream, and then coated in chocolate.
The biscuit is light and crisp, the chocolate cream buttery and luscious. No other chocolate cream sandwich cookie coated in chocolate really stacks up, but they try.
- Milo: Milo is a chocolate malt flavoured powder that is used in water or milk to make a chocolate malted drink. You could use Ovaltine, other chocolate drink poweder mixes, or even cocoa.
- Condensed Milk: Sweetened condensed milk is the other key ingredient for this recipe. If you weren't coating the Tim Tam Balls, this would be a 2 ingredient truffle recipe.
- Coconut: Desiccated coconut is the alternative coating to roll the balls in.
Substitute for Tim Tam Biscuits
As mentioned above Tim Tam Biscuits are chocolate cream sandwich cookies coated in milk chocolate. There are many cookies out there that are similar.
Though if you ask any Aussie not one will come close in taste.
- USA: Tim Tams are available in the USA, they are imported by Arnott's sister company Pepperridge Farm. I understand you can find them at Walmart, Target, and Publix. Or use this website to track down a Tim Tam near you in the USA.
Alternatively you could use Trader Joe's poor imitation, or any other similar cookie.
- UK: McVitie's Penguine Biscuits, or any of the homebrand alternatives.
- New Zealand: Griffin's Chit Chats.
How to Make Tim Tam Balls
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Place Tim Tams and sweetened condensed milk into a food processor bowl. If you break up the biscuits first and then add them to the food processor they will process more easily.
Process the ingredients until a smooth mixture is formed. If there are a couple of biscuits lumps in the mix don't worry.
Scoop out the mixture from the processor bowl, place it into a clean bowl, and then into the fridge. Allow the mixture to chill and firm up in the fridge for at least one hour.
Once the mixture has firmed up get your working area ready. Place coconut and milo in separate bowls. Line a large plate with some baking/parchment paper.
Work quickly rolling the mixture into desired size balls and coat with either milo or coconut. Store Tim Tam balls in the fridge in an airtight container.
Sara's Top Recipe Tips
Wet Hands: Dampen your hands will a little tap water (shake off excess) before rolling the balls. The mixture is as sticky as glue!!
Chill the Mixture: Make sure you chill the mixture well before rolling it into balls. Leave it in the fridge for at least an hour. Otherwise, the balls will flatten and not hold their shape.
Add Ins: Why not mix things up and add some extras before placing the mixture in the fridge to firm up. Any of the following would be a great addition.
- Chocolate chips
- Dried sour cherries, chopped
- Macadamia nut pieces, for a true Aussie taste.
- Crushed toffee pieces.
Grown Up Version: Make an adult version by adding a splash of your favourite spirit or liqueur when processing the biscuits with the condensed milk. Rum, brandy, coffee liqueur, Frangelico, and Cointreau are a couple of suggestions.
You can keep them in the fridge for up to 1 week. Store them in an airtight container.
Yes, you can freeze the balls for up to 3 months.
Anything your heart desires to be honest. Try chocolate sprinkles, crushed nuts, grated dark or white chocolate.
You certainly can, but you will end up with Oreo balls/Oreo truffles, they will taste nothing like this recipe is supposed to, but still be delicious.
Replace the condensed milk with 100 grams of cream cheese. The balls won't be as sweet, but still taste awesome.
Make sure you have allowed the mixture to solidify in the fridge for at least an hour. If you feel it is still too soft to handle mix through some desiccated coconut or a couple of very well crushed Tim Tams. Then place the mixture back in the fridge for another 30 minutes.
Tim Tam Balls
- Food Processor
- 400 grams (0.882 lb) Original Tim Tams | see notes!
- 375 grams (0.826 lb) condensed milk | equivalent of 1 can
- Milo and desiccated coconut | used to coat the balls
- Place Tim Tams and sweetened condensed milk into a food processor bowl. If you break up the biscuits first and then add them to the food processor they will process more easily.
- Process the ingredients until a smooth mixture is formed. If there are a couple of biscuits lumps in the mix don't worry.
- Scoop out the mixture from the processor bowl, and place it into a clean bowl, and then into the fridge. Allow the mixture to firm up in the fridge for at least an 1 hour.
- Once the mixture has firmed up get your working area ready. Place coconut and milo in separate bowls. Line a large plate with some baking/parchment paper.Roll mixture into desired size balls and coat with either milo or coconut. Store Tim Tam balls in the fridge in an airtight container.
All measurements are Australian metric standard. All measures are level, and cups are lightly packed unless specified. 1 teaspoon = 5ml / 1 tablespoon = 20mls / 1 cup = 250ml /4 teaspoons = 1 tablespoon.
- 1 teaspoon equals 5ml
- 1 tablespoon equals 20 ml (Nth America, NZ & UK use 15ml tablespoons)
- 1 cup equals 250ml (Nth America use 237ml)
- 4 teaspoons equal 1 tablespoon
- I use the below unless specified in my recipes.
The recipe's nutritional information is an approximation based on an online calculator. It is meant solely for reference purposes. If you're looking for precise details, be sure to double-check with your own research.