A Yummy Back to School Recipe


Yo Yo's

Yo Yo’s

A delicious fun recipe from the Falkland Islands that the children can help make for their lunch boxes, or as a snack when they get home from school.  Traditionally made with custard powder, but in the absence of Custard powder we have used Jello cook and serve pudding, which worked really well.  Measurements are in both US and UK for ease.


Preheat oven to 180 degrees C, or 350 degrees F

12oz butter/1.5 cups butter

4oz icing sugar/1 cup confectioners sugar

4oz custard powder/1 packet vanilla, or banana flavour Jello cook and serve pudding

12oz plain flour/2.5 to 3 cups plain flour


12 tablespoons icing/confectioners sugar

2 tablespoons custard powder/vanilla, or banana flavour Jello cook and serve pudding

2 tablespoons butter

Hot water to mix




Cream butter and confectioners/icing sugar together.  Sift flour and custard powder/Jello pudding together and add into butter, sugar mixture.  Work ingredients together with a fork or fingers until dough forms.  Form into an even number of teaspoon sized balls.  Cover baking sheet with parchment/greaseproof paper.  Flatten balls into consistent size rounds either with your fingers or a fork.  Bake for between 15 to 20 minutes, remove from oven and leave on parchment/baking paper to cool completely.


Cream all ingredients together and use to sandwich biscuits/cookies together when cool – serve!

Tried and tested in the THASC kitchen

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