ANZAC biscuits with milo and white chocolate

ANZAC biscuits with milo and white chocolate

I didn't have the energy for the ANZAC Day Dawn Service this year so instead I baked bread and ate a fresh loaf with butter and honey at a friend's house.  Then I left Sylvia there to play with the kids while I went grocery shopping.  I wheeled my trolley around the aisles, laughing at all the Aussie products on prominent display: ANZAC biscuits, Tim Tams, BBQ shapes.  Then I fell for the patriotic hype anyway and purchased a tin of milo to make a quirky take on the traditional ANZAC biscuits.

I must remember not to add chop chips to ANZAC biscuits.  When you add the hot butter and golden syrup mixture the choc chips melt.  I've done that before.  I took out a little flour to compensate for the milo but it make the biscuits flatter and crispier.  Especially the first batch.  I left them in too long (12 minutes).  They spread so much that they came out of the oven as one big biscuit.  I spaced the second batch (in the photos) far more generously.  I took them out earlier (8-9 minutes).  They had more chew than crunch.  However I have changed the flour back to 1 cup rather than the 3/4 cup I used as I want them less flat next time. 

I really liked these biscuits.  They weren't really chocolatey but I liked the little extra flavour and the occasionally marbling from the white choc chips.  (Milo is quite a mild chocolate malt powder and doesn't add heaps of flavour.)  Just don't tell the traditionalists that I messed with their recipe.  I don't want them to throw me in prison before I have a chance to experiment more.

More patriotic Aussie baking from Green Gourmet Giraffe:

ANZAC biscuits with cranberries and chocolate

Cheeseymite scones

Damper (v)


Marshmallow weetbix slice

Pumpkin scones 

And for more, go to my list of Aussie recipes

Milo and white chocolate ANZAC Biscuits

Adapted from Green Gourmet Giraffe


  • 1 cup rolled oats
  • 1 cup plain flour (I used half wholemeal)
  • 1 cup dessicated coconut
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 cup milo
  • 3/4 cup white choc chips
  • 1 desstertspoon cocoa
  • 2 tbsp golden syrup
  • 1 tsp bicarbonate of soda
  • 2 tbsp boiling water
Read the whole recipe on Green Gourmet Giraffe