Tim Tam Cheesecake Balls are seriously irresistible! Quick and easy to make and looking decadent with a chocolate coating, these cheesecake balls are the perfect sweet treat!
These cheesecake balls appeal to everyone as they look like they taste incredible.
But as much as they look amazing, they really are not that tricky to make!
Using simple ingredients such as Tim Tam's, cream cheese and chocolate these cookie balls can be whipped up in effortless style.
You can make them in advance, store them in the fridge till ready to serve and wow your family and friends when they drop by.
If you are after a chocolate based dessert without the complications of making truffles then this recipe will be right up your alley!
The ingredients needed for the recipe are shown in the photo below. They are all simple and easy to find at the local store.
- Tim Tams - we use regular Tim Tams (single coat) and they are a double pack (20 biscuits)
- cream cheese - either a block or spreadable tub will both work fine!
- milk chocolate - this is the main coating for the outer chocolate layer of the cheese cake balls
- white chocolate - we use the white chocolate to drizzle over the milk chocolate coating. Or you can switch it up like I have done in the photos and drizzle some milk chocolate balls with white chocolate and white chocolate balls with milk chocolate
Here are the step by step instructions to make the cheesecake balls.
We start by blitzing the biscuits in a food processor using the dice, not shredder blade.
- add Tim Tams to food processor (photo 1)
- blitz biscuits for 10 - 15 seconds to form a fine crumb (photo 2)
- add cream cheese to blitzed biscuits and blitz to combine (photo 3)
- transfer cream cheese biscuits mix to mixing bowl (photo 4)
When using the cream cheese, I find it best to cut it into pieces and then add to the food processor as this keeps it balanced with the biscuit mix.
The photo below shows you this step in more detail:
Once you have transferred the mix to the bowl, you will need a cookie scoop or 2 teaspoons to portion the mix and roll it into balls.
- portion wet mix into ball sizes, place on lined baking tray (photo 5)
- roll biscuit mix into balls and repeat, freeze for 15 mins (photo 6)
- add chocolate to heatproof jugs and place in the slow cooker (photo 7)
- melt chocolate, stirring as you go (photo 8)
You will find the best way to portion and roll the mix into balls is to do this in 2 steps.
The photo below expands on this as you can see the biscuit mix portioned (on the left) and rolled into balls (on the right).
How to make Tim Tam Cheesecake Balls
I find the easiest way to work with melted chocolate for this recipe is to either melt it and then place in the slow cooker (in heat proof jugs) or melt the chocolate in the slow cooker.
This is because you have to work quiet quickly to make sure the chocolate doesn't set again once it is melted.
If you place the jugs into the slow cooker, they stay in melted form and give you a bit of a buffer so you don't have to work quite so quickly! (You will need to fill the slow cooker with water up to ½ the level of chocolate in the jugs).
- freeze the rolled balls for 15 mins to set them (photo 11)
- coat the balls in chocolate and shake off the excess (photo 12)
- place the coated Tim Tam balls onto the lined baking tray (photo 13)
- drizzle the melted white chocolate over the balls using a fork (photo 14)
Once the balls have been coated in chocolate and then decorated with the chocolate drizzle, they can be placed back into the fridge to set.
If you want to be super neat about the way that you drizzle the chocolate over your balls, you can add it to a zip lock bag, cut the end off and drizzle away!
As you can see from the photos throughout the post, I use a combination of milk chocolate coated balls with white chocolate drizzle as well as a combination of white chocolate balls with milk chocolate drizzle.
Frequently asked questions
How many flavours of Tim Tams are there
There are a wide variety of Tim Tam flavours available in Australia.
The most common is a single coated milk chocolate which has a chocolate cream centre.
Other varieties include white Tim Tams, Red Velvet Tim Tams, Caramel, Mint and Choc Orange.
You can experiment with all of the flavours when making these balls or stick to the standard Tim Tam as I have done.
What does a Tim Tam taste like
A Tim Tam is a delicious combination of malted chocolate biscuits, chocolate cream and chocolate coating.
They have a crunchy texture due to the biscuit and melt in a cup of coffee or tea if making a Tim Tam Slam.
They are a very popular biscuit in Australia and their UK counterparts are known as the 'Penguin biscuit'.
- take the cream cheese out of the fridge to being with and set it on the bench. This allows it to soften slightly when we use it in the recipe.
- crush the biscuits in one step and then add the cream cheese and blitz to combine it. This ensures you get a fine crumb to the biscuits and not chunky pieces
- cut the cream cheese into pieces before you add it to the food processor. This helps to balance the ingredients and aid in mixing the cream cheese and blitzed biscuits
- the Tim Tam Cheesecake balls need to be frozen for 15 mins to ensure they stay together when dipped in melted chocolate, don't skip this step!
- use the slow cooker to hold the melted chocolate to allow you to work at a slower pace
- use a fork when drizzling the chocolate over the coated balls in a back and forth or criss cross movement
If chocolate is your favourite ingredient, then you might like to try one of the following recipes or explore all of my chocolate recipes:
- Chocolate Zucchini Brownies
- Baileys Cheesecake Balls
- Triple Caramel Chocolate Brownies
- Slow Cooker Christmas Fudge
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Tim Tam Cheesecake Balls
- Food processor
- Mixing bowl
- Mini Cookie Scoop
- Baking tray
- Baking paper
- Heatproof jugs
- 20 375 g Tim Tam biscuits Note 1
- 250 grams cream cheese
- 2 cups 375 g milk chocolate
- 1 cup 200g white chocolate
- Add Tim Tam Biscuits to the bowl of a food processor
- Blitz for 10 -15 seconds to form a fine crumb
- Add cream cheese to the biscuit crumb and blitz for 10 - 20 seconds to combine
- Transfer cream cheese biscuit mix to mixing bowl
- Use a cookie scoop to portion the mix out and place on a lined baking tray. Once all of the biscuit mix has been portioned, place tray in the freezer for 15 mins for balls to set
- Add milk and white chocolate to heatproof jugs, microwave chocolate in 30 second intervals, stirring in between. Once chocolate is melted, place in slow cooker bowl to allow you to decorate at a slower pace (optional)
- Remove Tim Tam balls from the freezer
- Working one by one, use a fork to drop frozen Tim Tam Balls into chocolate, use a spoon to cover with chocolate, then pull fork with ball up and out of the chocolate mix. Gently shake the excess chocolate from the ball, then transfer to the lined baking tray. Note 2
- Repeat till all balls are coated in milk chocolate
- Use a fork to drizzle melted white chocolate over balls, then place in the fridge to set
- Once set, transfer to a sealed air tight container and consume within 7 days
- Note 1 This is 1 double pack of Tim Tam biscuits. The packet will be 375 grams and contain 20 biscuits.
- Note 2 I find the easiest way to transfer the chocolate covered balls to the tray is to push them off using a skewer at the base of them. This way they stay covered on chocolate and minimise patches on the balls.
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If you haven't met a Tim Tam before, I hope that I have done it justice in introducing you to them.
I know we have been on about the sauciness, now the balls and the bliss that comes from working with melted chocolate.
You are going to get a roll on with these my friends (haha) but true!
I would love to hear your feedback in the comments below, please let me know if you make the recipe!
Chocolate balls and sweet dreams folks!