Lolly Cake

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  • 100g butter, melted
  • 250g (1 packet) malt biscuits, crushed
  • 1/2 tin (200g) sweetened condensed milk
  • 180g (1 packet) fruit puff sweets, roughly chopped
  • dessicated coconut


In a mixing bowl combine the crushed biscuits, melted butter, sweetened condensed milk and fruit puffs.
Tun the mixture out onto a surface and then shape into a log approximately 5-6cm in diameter.
Roll the log in coconut, pressing firmly so that the coconut sticks.
Wrap securely in kitchen paper or plastic clingfilm.
Refrigerate until firm and then slice into rounds.
Store in an airtight container in the fridge.

*fruit puffs sweet are available in NZ at  supermarkets and also at Bin Inn stores.
Alternatives to this are the Pascal coloured marshmallow-ish coloured candy people sweets.

Looking for other unbaked slices?  See our Pineapple Lump Slice and also the popular Caramel Slice.  We also like Citrus Slice, try it with white chocolate icing… mmm


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66 thoughts on “Lolly Cake

  1. Would really love to make this for a homeschool coop class. Would there be anything similar to the Eskimos candy here in the U.S.? maybe the dehydrated marshmallows in Lucky Charms? Or is there a source in New Zealand that I could purchase from and have them shipped?

  2. YUMMMMYYYY this recipe was splendid, darling I lovee your work clammy clark my grandon will very much so injoy it. THIS 100% tickels my fancys.

  3. Me and my dad love to make this. He’s kiwi. This recipe is almost the exact same as ours. Amazing work, I would give this 5 stars

  4. I discovered lolly cake when I lived in NZ for two years. Back in South Africa we battle to find malt biscuits, but we do have the candy. Ours is called Funny Faces. My kids LOVE lolly cake, so its always a treat for them when we make it. Do you have any recipes for making my own malt biscuits?

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  6. Hello i made this im Kiwi from dunedin living in malaysia my mum sent eskimos and friend from australia brought condensed milk rest of ingredients were here my son bashed the biscuits i chopped lollies mixed with butter and milk and pressed into tin then fridged it and went for a walk. came back had dinner and tipped it out to find it was a mess. So i added more condensed milk and bashed some more and set it in a log shape with coconut and back in fridge. MMMM that is delish im eating with a glass of nz milk what a treat my children are in for tomorrow. yum thanks alawys trust a kiwi….

  7. looks great, I am cooking for a cake stall to raise money for cancer research and was wondering how long this lasts and how to store it. also have you ever done 3 batches at the same time thank you!

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  9. I recently moved to the UK from NZ and wanted to make this for my partner for his mother in NZ send Eskimos as I could find anything close to them here..he gave the Lollie Cake10/10. Delicious.

  10. If you have a really sweet tooth, try replacing the lollies with chopped up pieces of either peppermint chocolate or caramello chocolate.

  11. My Mum use to make similar called Canadian Roll.Has chopped marshmallows,finely chopped walnuts,red& green glace cherries,sultanas,dates.Moisten with a little brandy or sherry.11/2 tins room temp condensed milk,1 pkt finely crushed malt biscuits.Can be a bit dry but roll and squeeze altogether then roll in coconut and wrap tightly in greaseproof paper put in fridge to harden.Freezes well.Great as Christmas coffee treat.

  12. I live in Melbourne and their are certain shops that sell NZ products like Eskimos!….expensive bt I buy the Eskimos and save them to make Lolly cakes for special occassions!…

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  14. As i live in Oz, we dont have these lollies here. This is such a yummy recipe, i remember having it as a kid in NZ. any suggestions as to what i can use to replace fruit puffs/eskimos??????

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    • I have always known the candy people as Eskimo men that was the original name for them now they go by the name of Explorers in NZ

  17. I was asked sometime ago for the lolly cake but could not find it anywhere in any of my books. I did used to make it in a cafe I worked in 25 years ago.So thanks I have passed it on to the friend that requested it. Excellant site.