Cadbury's Caramilk hype continues with chocolate bliss ball recipe

New Zealanders are going nuts for a viral Facebook recipe turning Cadbury's coveted Caramilk chocolate, coconut and condensed milk into not-so-healthy bliss balls.

One home cook has come up with a tasty twist on the healthy treat, usually made from a combination of dates, nuts and desiccated coconut. 

Posted to the popular Slow Cooker Recipe & Tips Facebook page earlier this month, the "amaze-balls" confection has amassed more than 3600 likes, 21,000 comments and 1800 shares.

"Found this recipe online with all the Caramilk hype so thought I would give it a go," the anonymous baker shared to Facebook.

How to make Caramilk coconut bliss balls

The baker first set their slow cooker on high to melt their block of Caramilk. They recommend using a slow cooker (with the lid off) over a microwave for efficiency.

"That way I don't have to worry about it burning while I'm crushing biscuits," they wrote.

Secondly, take one 250 gram packet of plain biscuits and crush them into a fine crumb.

Once the chocolate is melted, turn off the slow cooker and add the biscuits, 80 grams of coconut and one 395 gram tin of condensed milk. Combine well before rolling the mixture into balls.

They then recommend rolling the bliss balls into some extra coconut for the finishing touch. The balls can be stored in the fridge or freezer.

Facebook users have expressed their delight at the easy-to-make snack, giving their own recommendations.

"Add in some protein powder so we can tell ourselves it's a healthy snack in denial," said one.

Another advised substituting the hard-to-find Caramilk for Dream white chocolate and coating the balls in hazelnut milk chocolate for an extra crunch.

Others suggested making the balls with rum, condensed milk, crushed biscuits, cocoa and coconut for a delicious Christmas treat.

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