Wednesday 4 July 2018

Chocolate Truffles

This recipe has been a family favourite since the 1980's.  I can't lay claim to the recipe but I've been known to make variations that include choc chips,  dried fruit and nuts.

I packet of milk arrowroot biscuits
1/2 cup of desiccated coconut
1 tins of sweetened condensed milk
2 tablespoons of cocoa powder - sifted
extra coconut for rolling

Crush the biscuits until they are a fine crumb.  You can do this in a food processor or with a rolling pin on baking paper.

Add the crushed biscuits,  coconut and cocoa powder to a large bowl and mix well.

Add the sweetened condensed milk to the biscuits and mix until well combined.

In a medium bowl add the extra desiccated  coconut   ( 2/3 of a cup approx. ).

Using a teaspoon,  form small balls of mixture and roll between your hands to smooth out the lumps.

Roll the balls in the extra coconut and place on a tray.

Refrigerate for one hour until firm

Store in the fridge for up to two weeks.


*  Make sure your hands are wet when forming the mixture into balls. This stops the mixture from sticking to your hands.

*  I use generic ( no name ) ingredients to reduce costs. If I have time,  I make the sweetened condensed milk from scratch..

*  Add finely chopped apricots,  choc bits and peanuts for a different flavour.


  1. It's a classic, love it Wendy!

  2. I use a similar recipe for the Christmas rum balls...they never last long, lol!

  3. Delicious! Will have to try for Christmas gifts! Love, Bridget

  4. Wendy thank you for the recipe it brings back childhood memories from my grandmother and I forgot what they were called :). We used to call them chocolate balls when we were kids.

    Think I will make them again shortly.


  5. Liz from WA here Wendy, thankyou so much for sharing this recipe, it was the first ever recipe I made at Brownies as a child, and have spent years searching for this recipe. Will definitely buy the ingredients next shop and see what the kids think of them!


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