This incredibly easy and quick to prepare traybake tastes like heaven on a plate with its marshmallow, coconutty goodness! I like to use a combination of white and pink marshmallows.

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Ingredients

20
Original recipe yields 20 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Cut the marshmallows in halves using scissors, and place in a large bowl. Toss with the digestive biscuits and candied cherries. Gradually stir in the sweetened condensed milk until the mixture becomes a soft, moist dough. It should not be too dry, so you may need to add a bit more of the milk.

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  • Spread a generous layer of coconut out on a clean surface, and place the dough on top of it. Use your hands to form the dough into a long thick sausage, making sure it is well coated with coconut. Wrap in a double layer of plastic wrap, and refrigerate for 2 to 3 hours.

  • Unwrap the long piece of dough, and cut into slices to serve.

Nutrition Facts

114.5 calories; 1.5 g protein; 19.5 g carbohydrates; 3.5 mg cholesterol; 92.5 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
03/31/2006
Digestive biscuits are a British thing. In Britain 'biscuits' are what Americans call 'cookies.' Digestive biscuits are high in wheat flour and are not very sweet. You can eat them on their own with a nice cup of tea but they are also very good topped with cream cheese. The most popular brand of digestives are made by McVities. I have seen digestive biccies in the 'World Food' aisle of large grocery stores and also speciality British food shops. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
08/04/2017
Please note this is based on changes I made not how the recipe is written. I know some people get mad when they see ratings like this but I actually like knowing what variations do and don't work in a recipe... especially a recipe where the called-for ingredients are hard to find. Anyway... I used about 25ish Costco Animal Crackers and dried cherries instead of candied. If I make this again I'll triple the dried cherries and toast the coconut. Then it'll be 5 stars. Read More
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23 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 19
  • 4 star values: 2
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
03/31/2006
Digestive biscuits are a British thing. In Britain 'biscuits' are what Americans call 'cookies.' Digestive biscuits are high in wheat flour and are not very sweet. You can eat them on their own with a nice cup of tea but they are also very good topped with cream cheese. The most popular brand of digestives are made by McVities. I have seen digestive biccies in the 'World Food' aisle of large grocery stores and also speciality British food shops. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
08/16/2008
As noted in another review Digestive Biscuits are a British tradition. The closest American equilevant (sp?) would be Graham Crackers or Nilla Waffers. If using Graham Crackers use the square section if using Nilla Waffers I'd probably add an extra 10-15 more to make up for the density of the Digestives. Best experiment a bit. Either way...these suckers are great! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/11/2008
Very easy to make and they are perfectly delicious! I used graham crackers and they turned out fine. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/17/2007
Are they called "fifteens" because there's 15 of everything or I'll put on 15 lbs eating these!? Sooo yummy and easy to make. They remind me of something that my grandma would make in the 50's or 60's for a party so the added kitsch factor is a bonus! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/27/2006
What are digestive biscuits? Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/19/2005
worked really well will definitely make them again! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/02/2009
I was introduced to this recipe while student teaching in Ireland. I had/made them without the coconut and they're still very very good! Beware you will want to eat the whole batch! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/13/2009
This is a really great recipy i made these fifteens for my nannys birthday party and eveyone loved them. by the way digestives are dry plain buiscuites the other girl was right that they can be eaten on their own or with something else. i live in Ireland so i have them all the time. you can get them with chocolate on them already but for this recipy you would need to buy plain ones. an ordinary plain buiscute would probably do if you cannot get digestives. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/21/2009
Deadly! How could something so simple to make be so tasty? Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
08/04/2017
Please note this is based on changes I made not how the recipe is written. I know some people get mad when they see ratings like this but I actually like knowing what variations do and don't work in a recipe... especially a recipe where the called-for ingredients are hard to find. Anyway... I used about 25ish Costco Animal Crackers and dried cherries instead of candied. If I make this again I'll triple the dried cherries and toast the coconut. Then it'll be 5 stars. Read More
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