Making these with Mum on a Saturday afternoon is probably one of my favourite memories, probably because I could eat them afterwards, and I used to think that Mum never knew I snuck them out of the fridge regularly. They are super simple to create and really fun with kids. These truffles are now one of my go to recipes for when you don’t have a lot of time and you have to bring a plate of food to something. I know about 100 people who make these and they vary them each time. This is the simple version, however I know people who add things such as dried apricots and other fruits, oats, chocolate pieces etc. There are a million variations i’m sure, a friend of mine once made them from oreo’s! It was so delicious I ate too many and had to have about 4 glasses of water post consumption!! My sister in law does a good variation, check out http://spendlessnourishmore.wordpress.com/2012/03/07/date-and-honey-yum-yum-balls/.
It you are looking for something to do on a rainy afternoon, or just looking for an easy snack, try these, they are ALWAYS good.
- 1 250g packet of Marie biscuits (or any kind of basic not so sweet biscuit/cookie)
- 1 400g can of condensed milk (feel free to use the light stuff)
- 1 cup of desiccated coconut
- 2 tbs of cocoa
Crush the biscuits, as kids we used to do it with a rolling pin in a plastic bag, now I just use the food processor! I like to not process them too finely because I like the crunch of biscuit when eating the truffles.
Combine the crushed biscuits with coconut and cocoa.
Add the condensed milk, mix well and roll into balls.
Cover the balls with coconut. I use a zip lock bag and 1/2 a cup of coconut, gently shake and all the balls are quickly coated! But it is more fun to roll them yourself I suppose.
Refrigerate for about an hour before tucking in!