Sunday 19 December 2010

Rum Truffles...

This recipe was given to me by a lovely Australian friend.

250g shortbread biscuits
1 can nestle condensed milk
1/2 cup chopped cherries
3 TBspoons cocoa
1/2 cup powdered milk
1/2 cup coconut
4 TBspooons rum

extra coconut

firstly smash up the biscuits, i put them in a bowl and ound them with the end of the rolling pin.

Add all the dry ingreients and mix.

Add the cherries, condensed milk and rum, and mix thoroughly.

Pop in the fridge for at least half an hour to stiffen up.

then roll small amounts into balls and roll each one in more coconut, pop into tiny cases.

Put back in the fridge to set properly. Makes around 65 truffles.....sounds a lot?? believe me they don't last long. I have made TWO batches alteady, and they are all gone.

last year I made lots and boxed them up in 6 inch cake boxes to give away to friends. The boxes were just plain white so I drew Rudolph on them all and coloured them with promarkers.


  1. These look lovely Darcy...not that I would be eating them...hate any chocolate or dessert with alcohol in the boxes - they are very sweet!!...enjoy the run up to xmas...xx

  2. Forget making the truffles ...I could just eat it out of the bowl. Happy Christmas xx

  3. just got out of bed after three days in it with Flu - had to get out - the linen was starting to reek..

    i will ask one of my inept menfolk to make me truffles -


    next I will be poisoned...


  4. Just stopped by because I've been missing you and wanted to wish you a very Merry Christmas and safe and happy New Year. Love these reindeer.