Surprise Dessert Balls, My 30th & A little Bit Of Real

 

surprise dessert balls

 

So you’re thinking surprise…..what surprise????

Bite in and you’ll see!

surprise dessert balls

Surprise!!

I love surprises don’t you?

The last real surprise I got (apart from not knowing what the sexes of my 3 babies were) was when Zadada threw me a surprise 30th Birthday Party, Blake was 3, Ella was just 1 and Alani wasn’t even on the horizon. Zadada, my family and in-laws got me hook line and sinker!

I think I cried happy ‘oh my goodness’ tears for most of my night!

Sursprise sedderts balls and my 30th

As for these Surprise Dessert Balls of mine they’re not quite the same as a 30th Birthday ‘Surprise’ but they are up there for catching people genuinely by surprise! I set up a few unsuspecting friends and family last week, I loved watching everyone’s reactions as they bit far enough into their balls to find a friendly little mouthful of gooey chocolate!

I snuggled Caramello and Mars Bar Easter eggs into the centres of my little treasures but you can use anything your taste buds desire….cherry ripe, snickers, popping candy, m&m’s, licorice allsorts, peppermint crisp, NUTELLA……so many options.

The best part is you only need 5 ingredients (White Tim Tams, Marie biscuits, Cream Cheese, Caramello Easter Eggs and Milk chocolate) to be on your way!

If you want to up the ante of ‘SURPRISE’ options why not make a batch of my Surprise Cupcakes With Nutella Icing too. With Easter just around the corner, a take-a-plate including two surprise treasures will have everyone swooning around you, wishing it to be dessert time already.

Now here’s your  How-To:

Dessert ball directions

 

close up surprise dessert ball

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Surprise Dessert Balls
 
Prep time
Total time
 
Author:
Recipe type: Dessert
Serves: 15
Ingredients
  • 165g packet White Tim Tams
  • 15 Marie Biscuits (1/2 a 250g packet)
  • 250g cream cheese, chopped and softened.
  • 15 mini Easter eggs (Caramello, Mars Bar or anything else your little heart desires)
  • 300g milk chocolate, melted.
  • Optional grated white chocolate for decorating.
Instructions
  1. Place biscuits in a food processor and whiz down to a fine crumb (alternatively place biscuits in a snap lock bag between two tea towels and whack with a meat mallet or back of a soup ladle....that's what I used to do before owning a food processor).
  2. Add cream cheese to biscuit crumbs and whiz again until mixture is well combined. (If you're going it manually, get those kneading hands working and combine your biscuit crumbs and cream cheese together in a large bowl, it really is quite therapeutic).
  3. Scoop a tablespoon of mixture, grab your chosen centre (for me the mini Easter egg) and push it into the centre of mixture, work mixture around chosen filling to seal in and shape into a ball. Place on a baking paper lined tray and repeat with remaining mixture.
  4. Place completed tray of surprise balls into fridge for a good hour or more to firm up.
  5. Melt chocolate.....you can use microwave method but for this recipe I like to use the double boiler method on stove top.
  6. Once chocolate is melted and smooth gently place a ball in to coat completely (a spoon helps here too, spoon chocolate over ball while it's in the melted chocolate. Using a fork/s or truffle utensil lift ball from chocolate, let excess chocolate drip off then transfer ball to a baking paper lined tray, repeat this process with remaining balls.
  7. Grate white chocolate over the top of balls to decorate.
  8. Place tray of balls into the fridge to set chocolate coating for at least 2 hours.
  9. Enjoy!

Tell me what would you choose to hide in these little treasures?

 

Now for a little bit of REAL (for any newbies this is just a little space for me to overshare my experiences of late):

* At the rate my hairbrush keeps filling up I really don’t know how I have any hair left on my head (I get really worried some days).

* We have cows that keep escaping from their paddock and it’s driving Zadada nuts!

* We’re road testing a new method of how to get the kidlets to stop interrupting us , it’s a work in progress but I really think it’s going to help us.

* Still trying to work out what to give a 21-year-old lady as a birthday gift (all suggestions gratefully accepted).

* Dealing with ants, here there and very where inside the house (the flick man has been called).

* We’re starting to get ready for school Easter bonnet parades.

* I enjoyed a lovely bottle of lightly sparkling Villa Maria Sauvignon Blanc over the weekend.

Over to you what’s been REAL in your week so far?

Until the next time……

Zamamabakes

(Visited 2,090 times, 2 visits today)

 

surprise dessert balls

 

So you’re thinking surprise…..what surprise????

Bite in and you’ll see!

surprise dessert balls

Surprise!!

I love surprises don’t you?

The last real surprise I got (apart from not knowing what the sexes of my 3 babies were) was when Zadada threw me a surprise 30th Birthday Party, Blake was 3, Ella was just 1 and Alani wasn’t even on the horizon. Zadada, my family and in-laws got me hook line and sinker!

I think I cried happy ‘oh my goodness’ tears for most of my night!

Sursprise sedderts balls and my 30th

As for these Surprise Dessert Balls of mine they’re not quite the same as a 30th Birthday ‘Surprise’ but they are up there for catching people genuinely by surprise! I set up a few unsuspecting friends and family last week, I loved watching everyone’s reactions as they bit far enough into their balls to find a friendly little mouthful of gooey chocolate!

I snuggled Caramello and Mars Bar Easter eggs into the centres of my little treasures but you can use anything your taste buds desire….cherry ripe, snickers, popping candy, m&m’s, licorice allsorts, peppermint crisp, NUTELLA……so many options.

The best part is you only need 5 ingredients (White Tim Tams, Marie biscuits, Cream Cheese, Caramello Easter Eggs and Milk chocolate) to be on your way!

If you want to up the ante of ‘SURPRISE’ options why not make a batch of my Surprise Cupcakes With Nutella Icing too. With Easter just around the corner, a take-a-plate including two surprise treasures will have everyone swooning around you, wishing it to be dessert time already.

Now here’s your  How-To:

Dessert ball directions

 

close up surprise dessert ball

4.0 from 1 reviews
Surprise Dessert Balls
 
Prep time
Total time
 
Author:
Recipe type: Dessert
Serves: 15
Ingredients
  • 165g packet White Tim Tams
  • 15 Marie Biscuits (1/2 a 250g packet)
  • 250g cream cheese, chopped and softened.
  • 15 mini Easter eggs (Caramello, Mars Bar or anything else your little heart desires)
  • 300g milk chocolate, melted.
  • Optional grated white chocolate for decorating.
Instructions
  1. Place biscuits in a food processor and whiz down to a fine crumb (alternatively place biscuits in a snap lock bag between two tea towels and whack with a meat mallet or back of a soup ladle....that's what I used to do before owning a food processor).
  2. Add cream cheese to biscuit crumbs and whiz again until mixture is well combined. (If you're going it manually, get those kneading hands working and combine your biscuit crumbs and cream cheese together in a large bowl, it really is quite therapeutic).
  3. Scoop a tablespoon of mixture, grab your chosen centre (for me the mini Easter egg) and push it into the centre of mixture, work mixture around chosen filling to seal in and shape into a ball. Place on a baking paper lined tray and repeat with remaining mixture.
  4. Place completed tray of surprise balls into fridge for a good hour or more to firm up.
  5. Melt chocolate.....you can use microwave method but for this recipe I like to use the double boiler method on stove top.
  6. Once chocolate is melted and smooth gently place a ball in to coat completely (a spoon helps here too, spoon chocolate over ball while it's in the melted chocolate. Using a fork/s or truffle utensil lift ball from chocolate, let excess chocolate drip off then transfer ball to a baking paper lined tray, repeat this process with remaining balls.
  7. Grate white chocolate over the top of balls to decorate.
  8. Place tray of balls into the fridge to set chocolate coating for at least 2 hours.
  9. Enjoy!

Tell me what would you choose to hide in these little treasures?

 

Now for a little bit of REAL (for any newbies this is just a little space for me to overshare my experiences of late):

* At the rate my hairbrush keeps filling up I really don’t know how I have any hair left on my head (I get really worried some days).

* We have cows that keep escaping from their paddock and it’s driving Zadada nuts!

* We’re road testing a new method of how to get the kidlets to stop interrupting us , it’s a work in progress but I really think it’s going to help us.

* Still trying to work out what to give a 21-year-old lady as a birthday gift (all suggestions gratefully accepted).

* Dealing with ants, here there and very where inside the house (the flick man has been called).

* We’re starting to get ready for school Easter bonnet parades.

* I enjoyed a lovely bottle of lightly sparkling Villa Maria Sauvignon Blanc over the weekend.

Over to you what’s been REAL in your week so far?

Until the next time……

Zamamabakes

(Visited 2,090 times, 2 visits today)

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21 Comments on “Surprise Dessert Balls, My 30th & A little Bit Of Real

  1. Carmello, Mars Bar and White Tim Tams – bring some to Problogger! We had an ant invasion, lavender essential oil, in fact, anything lavender, works wonders. We love the smell, but ants hate it apparently! Eucalyptus also works as does fresh bay leaves apparently! I’m a shedder too, I find my hair everywhere! Have a great week! PS Can’t wait to see the bonnets!

    Reply
    1. Dannielle

      Your wish is my command roomie!
      Thanks for the tips with the ants. I was trying to up cycle last years bonnet but apparently that won’t be the case.
      You have a great week almost weekend now too shedder

      Reply
  2. I don’t know how you girls make some many yummy sweet things it’s amazing!
    I love this idea, I had planed to make a tart on the weekend of a BBQ but I think I’ll do a version of these instead, I can make them a few days in advanced which will be so much easier than the tart I was going to make.
    As for the hair, tell me about it my hair is at hip level so you notice it well everywhere, I don’t know how water still gets down my drain, the amount that comes out in the shower then when I brush it I do wonder if I’m going to come out of the bathroom bald! Lol
    Also as a 21st birthday gift I always gave a ring of pearls, I think a girl should always have a lovely pearl necklace in Her wardrobe. It’s not expensive either, I’d get mine from Myers I can’t remember if they weather fresh or salt water there one or the other, but they were real.
    As for real here, it’s getting cold in the mornings and I am stuggling to get up in the morning, more than normal.
    I got my ticket to pro blogger and need to book accommodation but I’m struggling to decide whether to share with a stranger or just go a single room and wear the cost.
    I changed my comments section on my blog page to Disqus to try and have a better commentary system and its worked a treat but I’m not sure why it’s been crickets on the blog this past week (stats are kinda same) but comments are just crickets, odd.
    I’ve designed some new prints to go up on the blog shop & DTLL site soon & I’m quietly loving them!
    Hope your having a great week and the cows aren’t escaping. x

    Reply
    1. Dannielle

      Glad to hear someone else clogs their drains up too Kim.
      I went with pearl earrings and a single pearl on a chain, thanks for the suggestion, I love all my pearls!
      Hope the cold doesn’t get to frosty for you.
      Yay I’m going to pro blogger too! I’m sharing with Sammie from The Annoyed Thyroid, we’ve never met in person just online (very exciting). Do you have a few online contacts?
      Can’t wait to check prints out.
      Cows have behaved this second half of the week so far!
      Hope to catch you at FFF’s.
      Thanks so much for stopping by. xx

      Reply
  3. Oh I love this!! What a brilliant idea for your little dessert balls. Oh I can just imagine you being in tears on your 30th! How sweet!!

    Reply
    1. Dannielle

      Thanks Lucy. I’ve only got to watch a sad ad on TV and I tear up Lucy, hopeless I am.

      Reply
  4. This is probably the least intelligent comment I’ve ever made, but all I can think to say is: YUUUUUUUMMMMMMMMMMMM… x

    Reply
    1. Dannielle

      And I will say thank you, love your comment Bron. X

      Reply
  5. Wow I love surprises and I would love biting into these balls! As for keeping things real, Phoebe is crying for me to pick her up and Esther is emptying a box of balls all over the floor!! Aaaa motherhood! x

    Reply
    1. Dannielle

      Well Sammie from The Annoyed Thyroid has requested I make some for Problogger, I look forward to sharing them around

      Reply
  6. Oooh, I’ve somehow ended up with a random package of cream cheese in my fridge- now I know what I’m going to do with it. These look seriously decadent. There aren’t enough happy surprises in life, this is a good way to up the quota :)

    Reply
    1. Dannielle

      How convenient. I bought a twin pack when they were on special a few weeks ago andcivecsincevbought another packet of white Tim tams, another round of these treasures are on my hit list for this week!
      Happy surprises are the best! Enjoy Nicole. X

      Reply
  7. These look incredible! Would put malteser eggs in the middle for sure, they are the hubby’s favourite.

    Reply
    1. Dannielle

      Oh Maltesers sound like a great plan to me Jess.
      Enjoy!

      Reply
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  9. Michele BC

    Just wonder what us Tim Tams never seen it here in Ireland

    Reply
    1. Dannielle

      Hey Michele. Tim Tams are a chocolate biscuit with a chocolate icing centre coated in chocolate. They come in all different flavours milk chocolate, dark chocolate, white chocolate. Let me know if you need some more help.

      Reply
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  11. I am loving this idea! All the yuminess in one little bite – superb 😉

    Reply
    1. Dannielle

      So much yumminess indeed! I haven’t had a single person turn them down yet.

      Reply
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