Due to the popularity of this post, the recipe has been updated! See the updated recipe with its much better photos here.

Fifteens are tasty, easy-to-make sweet things that are great to take to parties.
They’re also quiet-to-make.
This is an important consideration now that there’s a baby in the house.
They need no oven, no beater, and no…um…whatever other things there are that are noisy in your kitchen.

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I don’t have much time to make much-needed sweet treats these days, what with looking after our awesome new addition to the family and making my own jewellery. However, these Fifteens are a perfect quick-fix! They only take about 10 minutes to prepare, then an hour in the fridge to harden (you can wait that long, can’t you?) They also use inexpensive ingredients. If you want something to make for a bake sale, I’d heartily recommend these little deliciouses.


160ml condensed milk

15 digestive biscuits

15 marshmallows

15 glacĂ© cherries (or Maltesers if you, like me, don’t like cherries)

A handful of desiccated coconut






1. Crush the digestive biscuits. A clean, quiet way to do this is to tie them into in a freezer baggie and press on them with a heavy glass. Or you can use a food processor.

2. Mix the crushed biscuits and condensed milk together in a large bowl.

3. Halve the marshmallows and cherries (or Malteasers) and mix them in. Use your hands to roll it all into a big sausage.

4. Sprinkle a layer of coconut onto a sheet of tinfoil and roll the biscuity sausage in it until it’s covered in coconut. Roll it up in the tinfoil and place it into the fridge for an hour.

5. Unwrap it from the tinfoil and slice it into thick slices.

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