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By bletherer

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  • 2 handfuls desiccated coconut

  • 1 tin condensed milk

  • 15 glace cherries

  • 15 marshmallows

  • 15 digestive biscuits


  1. Chop up the marshmallows and glace cherries into bite-size chunks.
  2. Break up the digestive biscuits (not into dust, leave a little texture).
  3. Place all of these ingredients into a mixing bowl, and combine together with the condensed milk.
  4. Scatter the dessicated coconut onto a large rectangle of greaseproof paper.
  5. Turn the marshmallow mixture onto the greaseproof paper and then roll into a sausage shape, using the greaseproof paper to help. The outside of the sausage will be covered in coconut.
  6. Chill in the fridge for a couple of hours.
  7. Slice into rounds using a serrated knife, and place these into bun cases.

Handy Hint

Use scissors to chop the marshmallows and cherries.
These can be kept in the fridge for a week.

Additional Information

  • Nut Free

  • Cake/Dessert

  • Biscuit and sweets

  • Kids can help

  • Make Ahead

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  • Karol 03/02/09 13:55

    Thank you so much for having this recipe! I used to make this with my Nana when I was a child and I had given up all hope of finding it. It is so easy, tasty and fun to make, I am looking forward to making it with my grandchildren. Thanks again!

  • iloverosycheeks 30/04/08 13:10

    My mum makes these and they are my faves - but we call them sixteens!

  • bletherer 25/04/08 10:41

    This is a very typical Ulster tray bake which you will see at cake sales, and in cafes all over Northern Ireland. It is very sweet, and a real tea-time treat, so make sure that the teeth are well brushed afterwards!