Recipe: Ginger Balls

January 24, 2013 | Recipe

Sounds completely suss, I know.. but trust me, they’re G.O.O.D.

I know balls like these are normally kept for Christmas time, and admittedly I did first make these for Christmas, but they’re just too yummy not to share.. I’m re-classifying them into the ‘Everyday’ food group. I have no idea where I got the recipe now, but take it and cherish it.

Here’s what you’ll need:

– 1 x 250g packet of Gingernut Biscuits (or ginger flavoured biscuits??)
– 1.5 cups of shredded (desiccated) coconut
– 125g chopped, roasted macadamias
– Glace ginger (or naked ginger).. as much or little as you like chopped finely
– 3/4 cup sweetened condensed milk
– 60g unsalted butter
– 1 tbs golden syrup
– extra coconut to coat balls

Step 1.
Pulse Gingernuts in a food processor until crushed. Transfer them to a bowl with the chopped macadamias, coconut, and chopped glace ginger and mix. In a small saucepan, combine the condensed milk, butter, and golden syrup. Stir over a low heat until the butter has melted.

Step 2.
Pour the condensed milk mixture into the dry ingredients and mix until combined.

Step 3.
Roll teaspoon-full amounts of mixture in your hands to form balls, and roll in the coconut. Make sure you refrigerate the balls for a few hours before eating them.

That’s all there is to it. Easy as! ;)



  1. Eb

    OMG I can attest to these sweet ginger balls. They are incredible!! If only I had access to ANY of these ingredients in Italy…!!

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  3. Ida Svensson

    Looks delicious! Will try this during the weekend.

    I have a question about the font used in the first picture “Ginger balls”, what font is that? It looks great!! I am in the process of finalizing my wedding invitations and I am searching for a font to our names…Please help! =)

    Thanks for a lovely blog

  4. These look fabulous, gonna have to try! Thank you!

  5. Dianne

    Extremely tasty. Are you able to freeze them?