Sunday, November 2, 2008

This is.....a favourite recipe I would like to share - UPDATED

This weeks 'This is' theme has perfect timing as This is what I'm taking along to Nico's birthday party today. Every aussie kid (and adult) loves chocolate truffle balls and they're super simple to make....no cooking, just lots of sticky coconutty fun!

Ingredients:
1 packet of Marie or Malt biscuits (I prefer Malt) - packet is 250 grams
125 grams dessicated coconut
50 grams cocoa powder
1 390g tin of condensed milk

Extra coconut and / or hundreds & thousands to roll the truffles at the end

Crush the biscuits in the food processor (you can also do this by hand but it's messy).
Tip the crushed biscuits into a large mixing bowl.
Add the coconut and cocoa powder and mix it all together.
Add the tin of condensed milk and make sure to mix it in really well.
Roll into little chocolately balls and then dip in coconut or hundreds and thousands or both!

These will keep for a few days in the fridge in an airtight container but they don't usually last long enough to bother!

Don't forget to visit Angela if you'd like to play along each week.....


Update for any international readers:
Marie and Malt biscuits are the really plain sweet biscuits that are often used in cooking. They're the same type of biscuit that we use to make the base of a cheesecake.
US Readers - check Murali's comment regarding Graham Crackers

Hundreds and Thousands are also known as sprinkles, or jimmies. They're used on fairy bread or cakes.

26 comments:

Elizabeth said...

what are hudreds and thousands? and what are the buscuits? like shortbread cookies? i need US english, please. the truffle balls look SO yummy and i want to make them!

A Spoonful Of Sugar said...

Yumm - perfect party food!! We always make something similar (with the addition of rum) for Christmas!.

Cass said...

I have a confession I have never made these, can you believe that.

handmaiden said...

these can be quite addictive.....my sister always makes them for the family christmas party.....yumo

muralimanohar said...

Note to US readers..Marie and Malt biscuits are NOT the same as what we use to base a cheesecake with. We usually use graham crackers, which are more like digestive biscuits over here (which are a lot better than they sound, rofl), or Nilla cookies..Marie and Malt biscuits (which, btw, are COOKIES!!!!) are plain cookies that remind me of the Mexican cookies Marias in the shops. Looking at the name, it's probably not a coincidence, lol.

Actually, I think arrowroot cookies are similar, too.

Just your friendly neighborhood nitpicker. :lol:

Hundreds and thousands are sprinkles, though...nasty little things, rofl!

Drewzel said...

Love! We used to call these "golf balls" as kids...but I've also heard them called "yum yum balls". mmmm.

sewfunky said...

I have a really yummy gluten free/ dairy free recipe for these on my recipe blog http://alimento-nz.blogspot.com/2008/05/chocolate-truffles-gf-df.html
MMMMMM!

Louise said...

We LOVE these and they are easy for the kids to make. l like the idea of rolling them in hundreds and thousands - excellent!

Hoppo Bumpo said...

Oh I just LOVE these! My mum always used to make them at Christmas - I think she added a little splash of brandy or rum as well. Later she put a bit of dried fruit mix in, which I didn't like so much as a kid ... unless I hit a glace cherry (jackpot!). I really like your idea of the sprinkles.

I'm a bit sad that Bargy is not allowed to eat coconut. I wonder if you can just make these with biscuits?

trashalou said...

I'm with Drewzel, we used to call these golfballs too. Have recently made these with my children and they loved them.

Note for friendly resident nitpicker ;-) - arrowroot biscuits would be a good substitute, good call.

Lisa said...

Oh yum, will need to make some of these! Also just did my blogtoberfest giveaway and you WON. Congrats. Could you email your address to me at lcbella@hotmail.com and I'll pop it in the post for you.

Ruth said...

Ooh... thanks for the recipe!

Ruth xx

three buttons said...

Ohhh YUM!! I love these truffle balls!! My friend's Mum from primary school used to make them for us and I've always wanted to make them now but to scared to as I know I have no self control!! : )

I'm happy to hear you love baked cheesecake too!

Angela xx

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Michelle said...

my dad makes these...quiet the chef when he tries...
he uses Scallywags (biscuits) to get the chocolate flavour and a few plain biscuits...and the whole family love them...you can buy scallwags at coles and some small supermarkets but they don't sell them at woolworths...

Missie Krissie said...

mmm... I give anything to have some of those waiting for me now- great choice!

Leni and Rose said...

These are my total favourite! Thanks for the recipe - I will for sure be making these:)

angelique said...

I have just introduced them to the frenchies and they love them. Juliette and I made a batch for her to take to school for Halloween and she said they were the most popular thing in the class. That's not bad considering they were sitting next to the ever popular coke!

Maureen said...

If it has coconut and condensed milk in it, how wrong can you make them no matter which kind of biscuits you use?!?!? imho that is...

Sharon said...

Oh yum! I'm SO making these!

Jenny said...

These are always a hit- I make ours with yo yo biscuits but will give the malt ones a try-they are very moreish and delish!

one little acorn said...

I LOVE chocolate truffles. I haven't had these for years.
Yummo!

Beth said...

These are so delicious! My aunt makes massive batches of these whenever we have a family event. I could eat the whole lot. So good!!

jesska said...

I used to make these when I was younger, thanks for the reminder! They're sooo delicious...

Bellgirl said...

Yummmm! We call these "Yum Yums", I always buy them when I am at church fetes, and recently, at great expense, from a gourmet greengrocer!

Stacey said...

These are the best things ever!
I was asked to bring a plate to a lunch recently and spent hours making individual lemon tarts. They barely got a look in beside the plate of truffles - and I know which took longer to make!

Melanie Gray Augustin said...

Yummmmm! I'll use this instead of my rum ball recipe this year.