They probably shouldn’t be called cake pops – biscuit pops? Mint slice pops? Whatever you want to call them, they’re pretty tasty and they’ll only take about 45 minutes out of your day. No oven required because the kind folks over at Arnotts have already done all the baking for you!
2 Packets of Mint Slice Biscuits
Three tablespoons of Sweetened Condensed Milk
Pinch of salt
Dark chocolate melts, melted and cooled
Make your Cake Pops
Grab a food processor or blender, you could even use a stick blender if you’ve got one handy, and blitz your bikkies to a chunky even crumb. Optional: Add a pinch of salt. If you’re a lover of salted caramel, and salted chocolate, that little extra salt will really make your treats delish. Remember though that the biscuits likely already have been seasoned with salt so don’t go overboard!
Add the condensed milk and continue to blitz until the crumbs begin to stick together. The mix won’t form a dough but if you squish a little between your fingers you’ll be able to form a ball. If it still seems to crumbly add more condensed milk half a tablespoon at a time until you’ve got a sticky crumb that you can easily form a ball with.
Grab about two tablespoons of the mix and press together in the palm of your hand and squeeze gently to bind together. The heat from your hands will melt all the teeny tiny flecks of chocolate in the crumb and along with the sticky condensed milk, will help the ball to hold together. Form a basic ball shape and then roll between your hands to create a smooth ball (if your balls are a crumbling mess, put the whole mix back in the food processor and add some more condensed milk until you can form a ball).
Place the balls in the fridge to firm up while you melt your chocolate melts according to the packet directions. Most chocolate will melt well in a microwave safe bowl in the microwave. Heat on low power for 30 seconds stirring well after each blast. Be careful not to burn your chocolate and remember that when there are only a few small unmelted pieces remaining, a good solid stir will melt them into the rest of the chocolate.
Pull the cake pop balls out of the fridge. Dip the ends of bamboo skewers, lollipop, or cakepop sticks in the melted chocolate and secure into the top of the cakepop ball. Allow to set slightly and use a clean finger to smooth the chocolate into the ball. Repeat with all of your cakepops before you start dipping to allow the sticks to set in place.
Dip the cake pop into the chocolate and gently tap off any excess, place on some baking paper and pop in the fridge until the chocolate is set.
Et voila! Your no bake mint slice cake pops are ready to serve. Yum!
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