Christmas chocolate truffles

Christmas chocolate truffles

We have all had so much fun making these Christmas  Chocolate truffles  this week.  As promised here is the recipe.

Ingredients – Makes 12

100g digestive biscuits
25g butter
100g condensed milk
1 tablespoon hot chocolate
1 tablespoon dessicated coconut
Chocolate strands, cocoa powder or desiccated coconut to decorate

1. Place the biscuits in a freezer bag and let your toddler smash them with a rolling pin until there are no lumps left, or you can’t cope with the noise anymore.  If there are any lumps left then you can use the rolling pin as it was designed and roll any lumps away.  Alternatively you could blitz them in a food processor.

2. Melt the butter, remembering that butter can and does explode in a microwave if you leave it in for 1 second too long,  and pour into a bowl. Add the condensed milk and beat with a fork until mixed.

3. Add the chocolate powder and desiccated coconut.

4. Pour the crushed biscuits in and mix well until they’re well coated.

5. Using a teaspoon, scoop out some of the mixture and roll into a ball with your hands.  Icky I know, but it’s all washable!

6. Roll in coconut, cocoa powder or sugar strands and place in a tiny cupcake case.  Resist the temptation to lick your hands after each truffle that you make!

These Christmas Chocolate truffles are delicious and make great teacher gifts.  It is also very easy to make a bowl full and eat it all before a single case is used.  You have been warned.

Finally, without mentioning any names one of the parents today suggested that these might be even more delicious following the addition of Baileys or Brandy!  If you do go down this slippery slope please remember to add some more biscuits to the mix and to let me know how they turned out.

Have a great day, Maria xxFacebooktwitterpinterest