The kids finish up school today for one whole week of half-term!
It is a time I dread, like all working mums I spend the week juggling childcare and begging grandparents to take the kids those extra few hours each day. I also spend a small fortune feeding them when they are on their holidays as they never seem to have their hunger satisfied!
So with that in mind I made one of the kids favourite treats. A Northern Ireland recipe- fifteens!
It’s a rediculously easy recipe that even the kids can get involved and it’s no bake too!
- 15 Digestive biscuits
- 15 large marshmallows/60 small dessert mallows
- 1/2 tin of condensed milk
- 100g desiccated coconut
(Optional extras, 15 glazed cherries or 15 maltesers or chocolate chips)
You will also need
- A mixing bowl
- Rolling pin
- Tin foil
Break up digestive biscuits, I do mine in a bowl with the end of the rolling pin. But if you want the kids to get involved without the mess, add your biscuits to a large food bag- seal bag and then get the kids to beat the biscuits to break them up!
Add your marshmallows. If you are using the traditional 15’s recipe and have 15 marshmallows your will need to cut them up in to smaller pieces. I like to use dessert mallows as they are already the correct size.
If you are going to add extra ingredients this is when you should add. Cherries/chocolate chips/maltesers are examples!
Add half a tin of condensed milk and mix well.
The mixture will start to come together quite easily. Make sure to combine all the ingredients and you will know when it is the right consistency when it starts to move around the bowl in one large dough ball like shape!
Take your tinfoil approximately 50cm long and place it on a flat surface. Sprinkle the coconut along the middle of the foil about 2 inches wide.
Empty the mixture out of the bowl onto the top of the coconut.
Using the tinfoil shape the mixture into a long roll.
Sprinkle the roll with coconut ensuring all of it is covered.
Roll the tinfoil into a long sausage shape and seal at the ends.
Now all that is left to do is place the biscuit in the foil into the fridge to set for around 4 hours.
Once it has chilled it is ready to take out of the fridge and slice!