Candy Cane Balls Recipe

These tasty Christmas cane balls are the perfect sweet energy boosting treat for a hungry and busy Santa Claus!

With only four ingredients and no cooking required, these festive-tasting treats, created by our blogger Anne, are quick to make.

Crush the biscuits and candy canes separately in a food processor (the candy canes crush more easily and finer if you have a mini food processor), or put them in securely closed plastic bags and let your kids have fun bashing them with a rolling pin! Don’t worry about being precise with the amount of condensed milk (it’s about half a tin,) as if they’re a bit soft, they’ll firm up in the fridge.

Leave some out for Santa or wrap some up for a homemade present, but make sure you leave a couple for yourself.

Candy cane balls

Prep time: 30 mins
Cook time: 0 mins
Total time: 30 mins
Yield: approx. 26 balls
Keep well for several days in an airtight container


  • 200g plain sweet biscuits, crushed
  • 1/2 cup crushed candy canes (approx. 120g of whole candy canes)
  • 200g condensed milk
  • 1 cup desiccated coconut


  1. Mix the crushed biscuits, crushed candy canes and condensed milk together.
  2. Take teaspoonfuls of the mixture and roll into balls.
  3. Roll the balls in desiccated coconut.
  4. Put the balls in the fridge to firm up.

Anne’s Tip: The mixture can be quite sticky to roll into balls, so keep your hands damp to make it easier.

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