Lolly cake – the Wee Man’s Kiwi Christmas treat

lolly cake Recently, the Wee Man’s social life has been rather hectic. With Christmas just round the corner the parties keep on coming – and with them, requests for a plate of something yummy.

So we made some lolly cake.

It’s an adaptation of a New Zealand recipe, and it’s very simple for young children to make as it requires no baking or complicated mixing. It also looks pretty, and tastes yummy…well, why wouldn’t it, since its made up of tasty things! It’s definitely not the most healthy of treats but if you fancy indulging a little then why not give it a go? Here’s how you make it:


  • 100g butter, melted
  • 250g malted milk biscuits
  • 200g condensed milk
  • 180g soft foam sweets (we used Sainsbury’s foam fruits this time, but equally shrimps, bananas or whatever other foamy sweets catch your eye would work) chopped into chunks
  • Dessicated coconut


Crush the malted milk biscuits until they are crumbs (we whizz ours up in the grinder attachment of our handheld mixer) and then add the melted butter and condensed milk. Stir it all up til it’s well mixed. Add the chunks of foamy sweets and stir them in til they’re well distributed.

If you want two smaller lolly cakes, separate about half the mixture and put it on a big piece of greaseproof paper. Otherwise bung the whole lot on there! Roll it into a sausage shape, flattening the ends in, and once you’re happy with the shape sprinkle it with dessicated coconut.

Wrap the greaseproof paper around, then stick it in the fridge or freezer for a bit (depending on how quickly you want it!), then remove and chop into centimetre thick slices.


lolly cake 2This plate didn’t stay full for long….

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