Home-made Graham Cake Balls

Graham cake balls has been trending in one of the mom groups where I belong to in Facebook. A lot have been so generous in sharing their own version of this dessert. Since I am a self-confessed dessert lover myself, I decided to try making it, too. Got all the ingredients I needed the other day and went to work. 

Home-made Graham Cake Balls
Graham Cake Balls. :-)
It's actually very, very easy. No cooking needed. And basically, you only need two main ingredients to make these yummy graham cake balls: crushed grahams and condensed milk.

Here's what I used:
  1. Two (2) packs of crushed grahams
  2. One (1) big can of condensed milk
  3. One-fourth (1/4) block of butter (optional)
  4. One (1) cup instant oats (optional)
I was able to make 17 medium sized graham cake balls from two of this pack. I think I made the balls quite bigger than expected since tantya lang ginawa ko per scoop, so next time I do this again, I plan to use na lang probably a tablespoon to measure the balls since we don't have an ice cream scooper. :-)

I was supposed to buy the usual known brand of condensed milk but I saw this and it's way much affordable than the others so I gave it a try. So far, okay naman siya. :-)

And here's how I did it:
  • Mix the crushed grahams, condensed milk, instant oats (if adding) and melted butter (if adding, too) altogether until thoroughly incorporated. 
It will look like a dough, like this, after all the mentioned ingredients above are well incorporated. :-)

  • Then scoop about a tablespoon (or you can do whatever size you want) then roll into a ball. Chill in the ref. Then serve! Yum! 

Well, that's basically how you do it. But if you want to make it more fun, yummy, colorful and sweet, you can do the next step. 

  • Add the following ingredients (all optional, it's your choice. You may choose whatever you want, if you wish .)
  1. Marshmallows
  2. Sprinkles
  3. Peanut butter
  4. Crushed nuts
  5. Raisins
  6. Choco or milk ganache
  7. Chocolate
  8. Confectioner sugar

In the picture below, I used marsh mallows, sprinkles, peanut butter, choco and milk ganache. I filled some of the balls with marsh mallows, some with peanut butter, and the others with raisins. Then I coated them with sprinkles, choco and milk ganache and mini marsh mallows. I chilled it in the ref then, here's my finished product. :-)

Home-made Graham Cake Balls
My finished product! :-)

It's really all up to you. I read you can also fill it with fruits, but that I haven't tried yet. I am not sure also how long the graham cake balls will last if you put fresh fruits inside it. As for the one without fruit filling, like the ones I made, based on what other moms in the group said, it could last approximately a week in the ref. Nice!

It was so much fun doing it. Thanks to all the moms who shared their recipes!

And yes, it was a hit here at home. I was even able to pack some for my sister in law who came here to visit us. I hope her kids loved it as much as we did. :-) 

One of those days that I allowed the little guy for some sweet treat. He ate two (but not consecutively of course :-P). He loved the one with mini marsh mallows. Hihi! :-)

Hubby said we could make some again for Christmas. I guess, that's a good idea! I plan to make yema cake next time. 

Have you tried making graham cake balls, too? How was it? Share your recipe, too! I would love to know. Thanks!


  1. This looks yummy! Thank you for sharing the recipe. :) I'm going this too for my kids. Mukhang simple lang sya especially for me who is not a good cook. :D Do you think nutella will also work as a ganache? :)


    1. My pleasure, sis! Easy to make noh? I am sure you'll enjoy doing it, too. Simple lang nga siya pero yummy. Honestly, I am not so sure if puwede pang-ganache ang nutella but I guess it would be a nice idea. But I think it's a great filling for the graham cake balls! :-)

    2. Thanks for the idea, sis! I'm gonna try it soon! :)

  2. Nkakatakam! :-) im making one today! :-D thanks for sharing, Van! :-)

    1. Go, sis! If you want it softer, I suggest siguro omitting na lang the butter. Anyway, it's optional naman. Hihi! Enjoy! Very easy to make. Puwede ring pangbonding moment with the whole family yung process ng paggawa nito. Para ka lang kasing naglalaro, hihi! :-) Enjoy!

    2. And oh, don't forget the filling ha! mas yummy kung may filling yung mga balls, like marsh mallows or chocolate, para pag-bite, may surprise sa loob, hihi! :-)

  3. i love chocolate or any sweets with nuts. a friend of mine, used another ingredient which is oreo and went to do an oreo truffles

  4. Hi like you post me naman po, ang ginawa ko is b4 rolling the grham into a ball, i laid it flat muna then put the marshmallow then ni-roll ko na, and for the finoshing is put a swismiss choc into it...

  5. I made this last Weekend without the butter and sprinkles just rolled it on crushed grahams. So easy to do and so yummy with marshmallows sa loob. I will post my recipe too! But I love the look on yours. Maybe I should try making choco ganache soon.

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