Biscuit and Cocoa Dessert

This dessert is quite popular in different parts of the world under different names: for instance, in Eastern Europe it’s known as a ‘potato‘ while in the Arab world, it’s called a chocolate biscuit dessert.  Regardless of the name, the point is this is a delicious and easy to make dessert that requires ZERO cooking (as in ‘stove/oven cooking’). You’ll need: 500 gr social biscuits (the very plain ones, no flavor, no filling), walnuts, raisins, rum, vanilla, milk and of course, cocoa (powder).


  1. Break the social biscuits with your fingers. Place in a large bowl.
  2. Soak raisins into rum for 10-15 minutes.
  3. For extra taste, warm up the walnuts in a frying pan.
  4. Pour some milk over the biscuits and, using a fork, mash/crush the biscuits until you get a thick paste (add milk gradually, you do not want to have a watery paste but a very thick one).
  5. Add walnuts, raisins with rum, vanilla and 1-2 tablespoons cocoa. Mix.
  6. Leave in the fridge for 30 minutes .
  7. Take out from the fridge. Prepare a separate plate with 1-2 tablespoons cocoa. Using a spoon, shape the mixture into balls then roll them in the cocoa powder. Place on a separate plate, cover and refrigerate. Serve cold.
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