Ok so this recipe doesn't taste like Cherry Ripes at all, but it came out pretty great anyway. Anything with coconut and chocolate is good! I wanted to make my DH something similar to Cherry Ripes for Valentine's Day and it wasn't quite what I expected, but it's worth a repeat.
1/3 c sugar
1 tbsp cocoa powder
100g butter, melted
3/4 c flour
100 g crushed morning or "Marie" biscuits
1 1/2 c shredded coconut
1 can condensed milk
Chopped glace/maraschino cherries
30g copha (coconut oil)
100 g dark cooking chocolate
1. Mix base ingredients together, spread in bottom of pryex and press down. Cook on 180 for 15 minutes.
2. Mix filling ingredients together, spread over cooked base, and put back in oven to bake for a further 20 minutes.
3. Melt topping mixes together in pan. Spread over cooled dessert, then let set and/or chill before eating.