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Easy-to-Make Graham Balls

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Graham balls are a simple, yummy snack for the kids!

Graham balls are a simple, yummy snack for the kids!

I was looking for something to eat for a snack when I saw a small container in the neighborhood retail store with what looked like like small balls carefully wrapped in colored plastic. When I asked the storekeeper what they were, she answered that they were homemade graham balls. I got curious as to what they would taste like so I bought a few pieces. When I opened the wrapper, I saw a small, round, colored brown ball. I sniffed the brown object, and it had the smell of graham crackers.

I am familiar with graham crackers because we use it when making crema de fruta, a popular Filipino dessert usually served during special occasions like Christmas, New Year's, and birthdays. It is a trifle made of alternating layers of cream, graham crackers, gelatin, and fruit. Since I liked the smell, I tried biting it. It tasted good; it had a marshmallow inside. I liked it so much that I bought some again in the following days and shared them with my niece and nephews.

Seeing that they also liked it, I decided to make some instead of buying them from the store. That way, I could make more at a lesser cost. I searched the internet for the ingredients and the instructions as I was not brave enough to ask the storekeeper how to make them. I was surprised to find out that it doesn't involved any cooking, and the ingredients are easy to find.

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Ingredients

  • 2 packs crushed graham crackers
  • 1 can sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 bag marshmallows

Instructions

  1. In a bowl, combine 1½ packs of crushed graham crackers with condensed milk; mix well. Adjust sweetness to taste. Set aside the remaining half pack of crushed graham crackers to use later.
  2. Put a small amount of the mixture in your hand and flatten it a little bit with your fingers. Add a piece of the marshmallow in the center.
  3. Closed the dough by forming a small ball with your fingertips.
  4. Roll the graham balls in the remaining crushed graham crackers or in powdered milk. You can also roll them in dried coconut or chocolate sprinkles to make them look more appetizing.
  5. Set in the refrigerator to cool for 10 minutes.

Comments

asereht1970 (author) from Philippines on February 29, 2020:

@Princess

Actually it depends on how big your marshmallows. If you prefer bigger marshmallows, you will only yield a small number of graham balls.

Princess on February 29, 2020:

How many pieces can you make in 2 packs of graham?

asereht1970 (author) from Philippines on February 23, 2020:

@Alexander James Guckenberger

Yes, they are! I'm sure you will enjoy them, too!

Alexander James Guckenberger from Maryland, United States of America on February 20, 2020:

They look delicious. I will have to try!

asereht1970 (author) from Philippines on January 30, 2020:

Yes! I am sure everyone will love it.

LornsA178 on January 29, 2020:

Looks so yummy! I would like to try to make this.

Hello! I'm back after a long time of being absent here.

asereht1970 (author) from Philippines on January 03, 2020:

Absolutely. My nieces and nephews always asks me to make them

bhattuc on January 03, 2020:

Interesting. Kids will definitely like it. Thanks.

asereht1970 (author) from Philippines on December 15, 2019:

Hello, Ms. Mirna. Yes, it is so yummy and the kids will surely enjoy them.

Mirna Alvarez on November 12, 2019:

Wow it's so yummy i like that

asereht1970 (author) from Philippines on August 04, 2019:

Hello, Ms. Learning to Cook.. Yes, condensed milk is all I mixed with the crushed graham crackers. You can then proceed to make your own graham balls. You can also try putting marshmallows inside for variety.

Ms. Learning to cook on August 04, 2019:

Just reassuring ... Is condensed milk all you mixed with Graham crackers?

ysabelle on January 08, 2019:

It looks delicious were making this for an group activity tom....im gonna use this recipe thanks

Alexander James Guckenberger from Maryland, United States of America on June 25, 2018:

My mouth is watering now. :P

angellouiesapostol on June 19, 2018:

this is delicius

chuvamaldi@yahoo.com on June 07, 2018:

this graham ball is our grop activity and its delicious

kim on November 17, 2015:

wow its good

Mitchy on July 25, 2015:

Will be trying this tonight. :)

Jessa on May 31, 2015:

I will try this.

rodel on April 21, 2015:

it is so yummy taste

Isabelle on April 10, 2015:

Wonderful!!! the recipes are easy to prepare and very enjoyable to make my little brother enjoy making it...and he also like the taste he said that "it is yummy and enjoyable to make".

andrei on March 31, 2015:

yey!!

JAE PITACIO on February 14, 2015:

Yeah!

liek on December 28, 2014:

wonderful and great!

juszinereign on October 29, 2014:

Thanks there. I'll try this on Sunday!

asereht1970 (author) from Philippines on September 22, 2014:

Thank you, Arachnea. Graham balls are easy to make and the kids will surely enjoy it.

asereht1970 (author) from Philippines on September 22, 2014:

They are also easy to make and cost cheap. Thanks for reading.

Tanya Jones from Texas USA on September 21, 2014:

This would make a wonderful last minute treat. Sounds delish.

Cecilia Karanja from Nairobi on September 14, 2014:

They look sweet.

Dancing Cowgirl Design from Texas on August 10, 2014:

These sound real yummy. I love sweet stuff.

Heidi Vincent from GRENADA on August 09, 2014:

Your graham balls look lovely, asereht1970! I am pinning it to Squidoo's 'What's Cooking on Squidoo' Pinterest Board. You can go see it at http://www.pinterest.com/_rms/whats-cooking-at-squ...