5 July 2005

Chocolate Truffles

Lana's treat for the happy campers today was Chocolate Truffles. We made a double batch so there would be plenty to go around and there were none left after a short while.

250 gm (8 oz) Biscuit/Cookies (In Aust. Nice biscuits, US Animal Crackers)
Tin Sweetened Condensed Milk
2 Dessertspoons Cocoa
0.5 cup desiccated coconut

The trick is the coconut. Desiccated coconut is simple in Australia. In the US you need to get unsweetened shredded coconut and then whizz it in the shredder making the coconut into little bits. (*see update below*)

Whizz the biscuits/cookies until they are small crumbs.
Throw all the ingredients together and mix up until it is a gooey mess. Wash your hands and roll the mixture into small balls, rolling into the coconut until they look like the photo. Then refrigerate.

(We originally obtained this recipe as this is my sister's speciality at family gatherings.)

Update: Americans shouldn't "whizz" anything. Use the food processor to chop it into little bits. I have heard from one of our US readers that "whizz" means something else entirely! She had a similar reaction to us when we heard people "piddled" around at home.

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