My Miss 13 has taken over my kitchen lately baking for lunchboxes and a few extra sweet snacks.  She loves baking and especially the recipes that you get your hands dirty and have to give a little creative flare, she’s so clever!  Miss made these Marshmallow Balls recently, she was in her element!

Marshmallow balls have a sweet biscuit mixture coating marshmallows, a delicious snack idea.

They have a sweet biscuit mixture coating the marshmallow, a really nice snack idea especially for Easter.

Marshmallow balls have a sweet biscuit mixture coating marshmallows, a delicious snack idea.

I may have tried a half, they are sweet so it’s easy to not over indulge.

Marshmallow balls have a sweet biscuit mixture coating marshmallows, a delicious snack idea.

These can be made a week ahead.  Store in an airtight container in the fridge.


Marshmallow Balls

  • Author: Katrina Springer
  • Prep Time: 30 mins
  • Cook Time: 10 mins
  • Total Time: 40 mins
  • Yield: 40-50 1x


  • 200g butter
  • 395g sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 cup brown sugar, firmly packed
  • 1/4 cup cocoa powder, sifted
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 375g plain sweet biscuit crumbs
  • 300g pink and white marshmallows
  • 1 1/2 cups desiccated coconut


  1. In a medium saucepan, over low heat add butter, condensed milk, sugar, cocoa and extract.
  2. Stir for 3-5 minutes or until smooth and combined together.
  3. Remove from heat and stir through the biscuit crumbs.
  4. Place coconut into a separate small bowl.
  5. Using damp hands, press 3 heaped teaspoons of mixture around each marshmallow, roll firmly to create a ball.
  6. Roll balls in coconut.
  7. Place balls on trays and chill in refrigerator for 1 hour or until firm. Serve.
  8. Store in fridge.

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Alix @ thebuilderette March 29, 2016 - 1:04 PM

No, you shouldn’t have done that! I am now thinking of nothing but marshmallow balls and am highly likely to make these and eat the lot! I’m doomed!! 🙂

Connie December 15, 2017 - 4:43 PM

Just some advice for anyone who ever attempts to make these… wait till the mixture cools before attempting to roll the balls otherwise the marshmallows will melt, the balls wont hold shape, and you’ll (or your child will) burn your hands! Ouch!

Katrina - The Organised Housewife December 18, 2017 - 8:59 AM

Great tip Connie

Loopy October 2, 2018 - 9:06 PM

I class myself as an ok baker and these were horrible to make. Very time consuming.
Mix was sloppy (I followed recipe) and if I had read the comment below the recipe about waiting until it cools I might have had a bit more success but I just got cranky and threw it all away. Teenagers wouldn’t even help that is how messy it was lol.

Debbie December 18, 2019 - 1:16 PM

These are hard to make, yes. But worth every bit of time. I get rave reviews on these every time I serve them. I keep them in my freezer and take them out as needed, they are good frozen too!

Katrina - The Organised Housewife January 7, 2020 - 3:48 PM

They are super yummy aren’t they Debbie?! I love that you freeze them – great tip! Thank you x

Kellie August 21, 2020 - 12:30 PM

Oh yum, but I left out the cup of sugar and they were still very sweet (and yummy), an other idea would be to mix into the crumb mix mini marshmallows, press into a slice tin and top with melted chocolate, slice to serve. Once again you will not need much as it is rather sweet ( leave out the sugar), this also solves the issue of being messy (if that is an issue for you)

Katrina - The Organised Housewife August 25, 2020 - 1:13 PM

Kellie I love this idea with the mini marshmallows – how yummy! Glad you loved the Marshmallow Ball recipe too. Thank you for your lovely feedback x


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