Tuesday 26 April 2016

Chocolate Truffle Balls

Hey everyone :)

When I was in school I had Home Economic class and we made some memorable dishes and not so memorable dishes. One of them was chocolate truffles (not the same recipe as this, but something similar). I love chocolate truffles - they are small and bitesize and yummy!

20 digestive biscuits
125g butter
200g condensed milk
125g desiccated coconut

Decoration: chocolate strands or desiccated coconut

1. Put the 20 digestive biscuits into a bag (any will do) and bash with a rolling pin until you have fine crumbs. I suppose (thinking about it now) you could buzz them up in a food processor.
2. In a large pot ... add the condensed milk and the butter and melt on a low heat. Once all melted add the crushed digestive biscuits and the desiccated coconut and mix until everything comes together.
3. Now get a plate and put your coatings on them ... I used desiccated coconut but you can use the chocolate strands, get your truffle mix and a bowl of warm water (this is to stop the mixture sticking to your fingers and palms and to make the truffles a little wet if needed.
4. Take a small amount and roll into a ball and then coat in the coconut and then pop on a tray or in a airtight container and keep repeating until you have lots of little balls of yummy treat! You can buy the little cupcake cases for them (the tiny ones) but I didn't bother.
5. This is optional but you can weigh the balls so they are all equal - it takes longer but then they look better I think ... mine were all 17g each.
6. If you find that the chocolate strands or the desiccated coconut is not sticking the mixture might be too dry so just keep your hands wet and this makes the balls stickier and wetter and then the coating will stick.

Have you ever tried making truffles or anything similar? Let me know in the comments below. The original recipe is available on Tesco's website HERE

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