Really fun and quirky way to celebrate Australia Day – or any day! Kids love to help make these and they also love eating them!

Ingredients (makes 8 biscuits)

  • 8 Arrowroot biscuits
  • 1/4 cup Icing sugar
  • 8 White marshmallows, cut in halves
  • dribble of Water
  • 16 Brown M&M mini's
  • 8 small Brown or black jelly beans
  • Black food colouring gel
  • Desiccated coconut


  1. Place icing sugar into a small bowl and dribble in a tiny amount of water. Stir to combine. The mixture needs to be smooth and not too runny, it needs to be thick and spreadable. If its too thin, add in more icing sugar. If it is too thick, add a tiny amount more water.
  2. Once you have the right consistency, add in a small amount of black colouring, and mix to combine. Only using a tiny amount will give you the grey colour you will need
  3. Working one biscuit at a time, spread a layer of icing on the biscuit, then carefully place 2 halves of marshmallow for ears, M&M's for eyes and a jelly bean for the nose. Lastly sprinkle with coconut.
  4. Allow 10 minutes to dry, and then serve!

Notes... Store in an airtight container for up to a week. This does make 8 biscuits... there is one missing because my nephew who I made these with couldn't wait to try one ;)

  • They look true blue beautiful and nice and simple too. Thank you.


  • Very cute. I love to see the seasonal creativity of some, knowing that I don’t have a creative bone in my body. But, I think even I could do these!!!


  • My son made these last year for our local show, he loved them


  • these are adorable. great idea for Australia day.


  • Thanks for the recipe. Fun idea.


  • These are so cute AND easy.


  • Loving the koala biscuits! My mother makes something a little similar, but not as cute. She uses the arrowroot biscuits, a chocolate spead or choc icing than sprinkles 100s n 1000s over the top. So quick and easy to make.


  • Your koala biscuits look too good to eat!!!


  • Another gorgeous creation! Nice work with your nephew!!


  • How cute are these they are going to be a hit on Australia day


  • I adore these koala biscuits – seriously adorable! Will definitely be making these cuties!

    • Thanks, aren’t they! The kids love them! Hope you have fun making them!

      • I will for sure – already have the date lined up to make these little cuties! :)


  • A great to keep young ones entertained in the school holidays. Art work they can eat later.


  • So cute ! And a great thing to do with the kids ! Well done !


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