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Tim Tam & Milo Truffles – Happy Australia Day!

Happy Australia Day for tomorrow, everyone! Australia Day is celebrated on the 26th January and the date commemorates the arrival of the First Fleet at Sydney Cove in 1788. As Australia Day falls on a Saturday this year, we get to enjoy a long weekend and take Monday off work, yippee!

For Australia Day, I wanted to combine 2 iconic Australian snacks foods – Tim Tams and Milo. I also wanted to incorporate the good old lamington into the recipe (like I made last year) and ended up rolling my Tim Tam & Milo truffles in coconut for the effect (and to satisfy my ongoing coconut obsession).

You know that old adage, “Do as I say, not as I do”? Well it certainly applies to this recipe! DO follow the recipe and only use 3/4 can of sweetened condensed milk. DO refrigerate for the suggested amount of time. Considering I wrote this recipe you think I would follow my own advice, no? Well I was a little heavy handed with the sweetened condensed milk, I insisted on baking on a hot and humid day and I impatiently didn’t give them enough time to properly set in the fridge. By the time I had stacked them into a little truffle pyramid and anointed them with their Australian flag, they were starting to look a little… droopy.

I ended up transferring them into mini cupcake cases and returning them to the fridge where they hardened up nicely – and it proved to be a cute way to serve them to guests.

Tim Tam & Milo Balls
Prep time
Total time
Serves: 24
  • 200g packet of Tim Tams (I used the dark chocolate ones)
  • 4 tbsp Milo
  • ¾ of a 400g can of sweetened condensed milk (save the rest for Viet iced coffee)
  • 1 cup shredded coconut
  1. Blend Tim Tams in a food processor until finely crushed
  2. Pour the contents into a medium bowl and stir in Milo
  3. Add in ¾ of the sweetened condensed milk and stir until well combined
  4. Transfer mixture to the fridge and let set for at least an hour
  5. Once the mixture has firmed up, roll mixture into teaspoon sized balls. I find it easiest if your hands are slightly damp
  6. Roll each ball into the shredded coconut and transfer back to the fridge to firm up before serving

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  • Reply Natalie January 25, 2013 at 11:34 am

    These look wonderful Swah!

    • Reply Swah January 25, 2013 at 3:16 pm

      Thanks Nat, they are dangerously addictive :)

  • Reply Christine @ Cooking Crusade January 25, 2013 at 11:38 am

    These sound delish and oh so perfect for Aussie day – very iconic :) Great idea for using leftover condensed milk too hehe

    • Reply Swah January 25, 2013 at 3:17 pm

      I am always looking for an excuse to use leftover condensed milk haha. So obsessed with Vietnamese Iced Coffee!!

  • Reply Flick Your Food January 25, 2013 at 12:23 pm

    Tim tams and milo- oh my! *drooling*

    • Reply Swah January 25, 2013 at 3:17 pm

      2 of my favourite things Flick!

  • Reply Lauren January 25, 2013 at 2:23 pm

    Making these tonight – brilliant!

    • Reply Swah January 25, 2013 at 3:17 pm

      Wonderful! Enjoy :)

  • Reply Sara @bellyrumbles January 30, 2013 at 11:55 pm

    Don’t you love our weather when trying to bake with sensitive foods. Your ‘droopy’ balls look like snowballs, very cute. Transferring them to cups and popping flags in them looked awesome for presentation.

    • Reply Swah January 31, 2013 at 3:11 pm

      I am always at the mercy of Sydney’s temperamental weather when baking! Fortunately transferring them into the cups worked a treat :)

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  • Reply Fiona February 10, 2014 at 10:16 am

    Cute recipe, inventive with the Tim Tams and Milo. Have written it down in my recipe book, and will try soon. I’m sure my family will love them.

  • Reply Sherri March 26, 2014 at 9:41 am

    I live in the states and have no idea what tim tam or milo are or where to get them. This looks so good. Wish I could make them. Love chocolate and coconut.

    • Reply Swah March 29, 2014 at 10:42 am

      Next time a friend of yours goes to Australia, make sure they bring you back LOTS of Tim Tams and Milo, you will be very happy! :)

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    These are great! I am heading to the kitchen right now :)

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      Enjoy! xx

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