So the X Factor Malta is in full swing right now; with two episodes already under its belt, Maltese audiences have been treated to everything from nail-bitingly amazing auditions to some of the most cringeworthy scenes to grace Malta’s TV screens in recent history.
In honour of the X Factor’s arrival and our weekly after show X Banter, we decided to turn our weekly Instagram show BASIC(ally)’s focus to creating X Factor coconut balls. Now before you get your high hopes up, this is a simple coconut ball recipe in plated in an X-shaped arrangement because #art.
Pull out your aprons, turn on your Sia (sigh-ah?) music playlist and load up Lovin Malta’s Instagram story: we’re making coconut balls.
To make X Factor (or non-X Factor for that matter) coconut balls you will need:
- 2 packets of biscuits (graham crackers, digestives or similar)
- 2 tins of condensed milk
- 2/3 cup of cocoa powder
- 1/3 cup of desiccated coconut (plus a little more for dusting)
To kick things off, grab your biscuits and grind them into a coarse crumble. Once completed broken apart, add your 2/3 cup of cocoa powder and the 1/3 cup of desiccated coconut. Mix well to make a homogenous mixture.
A completely unrelated-to-this-recipe baking GIF
Now it’s time to add your condensed milk, pouring in small amounts each time until you have a sticky but malleable dough. Once your ingredients have been thoroughly mixed, grab chestnut-sized dollops and roll them into a ball shape, and then roll them into the leftover desiccated coconut before shoving them into the fridge for 30 minutes to chill.
And there you have it! A coconut ball recipe that shouldn’t take you more than 30 minutes to complete (but took us over two hours because we’re incapable AF).
At this point, if you’re prepping for your X Factor viewing party, arrange your coconut balls into an X-shape and you’re ready to go!
Stay tuned for our future episodes on our Instagram page!