Tim Tam Buttons or Balls

by Katrina - The Organised Housewife

We had a great time at the Gold Coast Mayors Christmas Carols on the weekend, we set up our camp chairs and picnic rug ready for a great night, which also included some yummy finger food.  I made bacon and vegetable slice, cut up watermelon, cubes of cheese, slices of kabana and I made some Tim Tam balls.  But… I’m not sure if it’s the heat here in QLD at the moment but my balls didn’t hold shape, so I am calling them Tim Tam Buttons 🙂


Tim Tam Buttons or Balls

  • Author: Katrina


  • 2 packets Tim Tams
  • 1 1/2 tins Nestle condensed milk
  • Coconut


  1. Using a food processor crush Tim Tams
  2. Pour in condensed milk
  3. Mix to combine
  4. Allow to stand in fridge for 30 minutes
  5. Roll tablespoon of mixture into balls
  6. Roll in coconut
  7. Serve, keep refrigerated when not in use

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Leanne Moore December 11, 2012 - 8:53 PM

Hi Katrina, these look very yummy. My kids aren’t fans of coconut so would cocoa or chocolate sprinkles be OK or would it be too chocolatey? Is there such a thing as TOO chocolatey?

Katrina December 11, 2012 - 9:05 PM

They are delicious! Cocoa, chocolate sprikles or 100&1000’s would be fine J

Sarah Klem December 12, 2012 - 6:51 AM

These look amazing, yum!

Carly Way December 15, 2012 - 6:02 AM

I have a batch of this mixture in a bowl in the fridge at the moment and after watching my first ball flop I am considering adding another packet of Tim tams to firm them up!

Katrina December 20, 2012 - 3:24 PM

Hi Carly, at that stage I put them in the fridge and they firm up a little then roll again and roll into coconut. J

Leanne Hawes November 17, 2015 - 4:58 PM

The recipe I use says 3/4 tin of condensed milk and 2 packets of Tiim tams. Can always add more if you think it is too dry.

Brandie Marie Fraker January 3, 2013 - 12:28 PM

wat is tim-tams?? ive never heard of them

Tracey Scott May 21, 2013 - 11:49 AM

they are an Australian biscuit

Nancy Sahawneh April 26, 2014 - 5:24 AM

is there an alternative for tim tams ?

Maree Frost December 20, 2014 - 2:06 PM

If you are in the UK, the equivalent would be Penguins :0)

Diane Leech May 24, 2013 - 11:14 AM

wow I will have to try these I like simple but nice recipes

Katrina May 27, 2013 - 4:11 PM

you won’t be making them once Diane, they are just that good

Kirsty December 9, 2013 - 6:26 AM

These look a good idea for Christmas day. How many do they make?

Ami December 9, 2013 - 7:24 PM

These are so yummy, I made them last year and am hoping to make them again next week with my two girls… without hi-jacking your thread and your recipe, I am also in Qld (Brisbane), and instead of the condensed milk, make them with Philly cream cheese ~ they may hold their shape a bit better, but honestly, Tim Tam Balls or Tim Tam Buttons, I don’t think anyone cares, because they are so deliciously yummy!!! A. xx

Hazel Hessen October 1, 2015 - 9:21 AM

I use Phylli cheese with the Tim Tams. Then dip in dark chocolate. When the chocolate has hardened they keep their shape. These are brilliant as a present or after dinner treat with coffee.

sly December 9, 2013 - 8:21 PM

What flavor are the biscuits? Would graham crackers work?

Kristy December 9, 2015 - 1:46 PM

Sly, are Graham Crackers a plain biscuit? Tim Tams are Chocolate coated, chocolate biscuits with a soft chocolate/caramel type fondant inside.

G'day December 9, 2013 - 11:07 PM

We make them with one packet biscuits (homeband version) to one tub cream cheese

Nicole December 19, 2014 - 6:56 AM

What size tin of condensed milk do you use?

Kara December 21, 2014 - 6:29 AM

Could I freeze these if I make them ahead of time?

Michelle November 12, 2015 - 2:25 PM

I live in the United States what could I use instead of Tim Tam’s?
Would a tin of condensed milk be a regular can? I am thinking
graham crackers would be to fine to use. What other type of cookie or biscuit could I use.


Cathy November 17, 2015 - 8:22 PM

I have bought Tim Tams in USA. They are not like graham crackers. I bought them at a 7/11 type store when I was there.

Joanne Waters December 19, 2018 - 10:59 AM

Use Oreos instead of Tim Tams, they would work as well, especially the cream filled ones.

Kate - Kat's Assistant November 16, 2015 - 8:53 AM

Hi Michelle, Any chocolate covered biscuit would be nice. Tim Tams are a big favourite in Australia. I would use a tin of condensed milk.

Kandi November 17, 2015 - 11:26 AM

I got told this recepie 2 weeks ago but ratio was 1 packet / 1 tin.
I wonder what the difference in consistency/ firmness would be

Sue November 18, 2015 - 5:41 AM

Xmas favorite – I use milk arrowroot biscuits with cocoa and add a couple of tablespoons of rum rest is the same – Rum balls – great Xmas gift on a gift plate

Kate - Kat's Assistant November 19, 2015 - 8:23 AM

Ooh i like the sound of adding a little rum to them. They are a real xmas favourite in our house too, Sue.:)


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