Christmas Condensed Milk Truffles – Made By The Kids

Here’s a recipe that was very popular last  Christmas for the many school functions that need a sweet treat. It deserves an update for 2013!

These are nut free truffles which are also gluten free in this version because we used gluten free biscuits.

Really, I’d rather the kids are a much more nutrient dense type of truffle, but that recipe has nuts so won’t do for school.

And anyway, I was taught to make these simple truffles by one of my favourite teachers at primary school in 1973, so it’s a recipe I’m very emotionally attached to.

My teacher had 24 of us all whacking biscuits to pieces in plastic bags. It was mayhem, but fun.

Quick simple kids chocolate truffles

Condensed Milk Chocolate Truffles – Gluten Free

300g Arnotts Rice Cookies (gf)

30g cocoa

50g coconut

395g tin of condensed milk

50g butter, chopped

30g golden syrup

        Method

Put cookies, coconut and cocoa into a blender and blend into fine crumbs

Melt condensed milk, butter and golden syrup in microwave or on stove top

Mix together, allow to cool. Leave in fridge for a couple of hours if you have time

Roll into balls and roll in coconut.

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rolling chocolate truffles in coconut

Making chocolate truffles children

chocolate truffles for kids

 

A bit of a seasonal treat, and the kids can run off all those calories no problem.

For myself, not so easy so I send them ALL off with the twins.

Do you still make sweet treats you learned as a child?

Were you at school in the 1970’s?

Were you even born then!!?? 

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17 Comments

  • Reply December 13, 2012

    Karla

    HI Seana, these look yummy, and in the thermie as well! Just because it’s christmas its nice to splurge!x

    • Reply December 13, 2012

      Seana

      It is nice to enjoy some sweet treats. Luckily my four scoff food so fast I can’t overeat as much as I might. Just had a sudden thought, I must try these with Christmas cake instead of biscuits, plus a generous dash of rum. That wouldn’t do for school because of the nuts but would be fine for home. Drooool.

  • Reply December 14, 2012

    Desire Empire

    Fabbo!!!!! Bookmarking this one. They look amazing.
    Carolyn

  • Reply December 14, 2012

    Mandie

    You had me at chocolate and condensed milk… Yum!

  • Reply December 14, 2012

    lisa

    these look great-definately giving them a go today..thanks for the recipe

  • Reply December 14, 2012

    Caitlin

    I love the look of these, what a great golden oldie recipe! Definitely printing out the recipe to try! It’s always great to have a few quick to make recipes for busy families.

  • Reply December 14, 2012

    Caitlin

    PS. No, I wasn’t at school in the 70’s but I was born smack bang in the middle of them!

  • Reply December 14, 2012

    Catherine Rodie Blagg

    Oh they look very yummy! I’m printing this now to try with my little ones! xx

  • Reply December 14, 2012

    iSophie

    So delicious! Well I was born in 1975, so not quite. I love that they are gluten free with those biscuits. Will send this to my mum. Thanks!

  • Reply December 15, 2012

    Rita

    Haha Seana! Yup, I was born in the 70s., in fact 79! They look really delicious!

  • Reply December 6, 2013

    Denyse

    This is a very familiar recipe. I hate the sticky hands bit but love the eating bit. I was TEACHING in the 1970s!!!

    • Reply December 6, 2013

      Seana Smith

      Hello Denyse… I really loved my primary school teachers in the early and mid-1970s, they had long flowing skirts and hair and played the guiatr… so cool. I bet you have been gifted these very truffles MANY times.

  • Reply December 6, 2013

    GourmetGetaways

    These look very delicious!
    I love the pic of the little fingers helping to coat the truffles in coconut! It is so much fun to cook with the children.
    I didn’t start school until 1975 but I do have fond memories of cooking from and early age. I just made a special popcorn with the children that I learnt how to make at school in 1976 :0!

  • Reply December 7, 2013

    Hotly Spiced

    It’s great that these are GF and I love how you made them with the kids – it’s always lovely to do some Christmas baking with your children (if you can stand the mess!) xx

  • Reply December 8, 2013

    autismmum

    These look good! All my kids have nut allergies and this looks like something easy enough to make together. Yummo. I don’t remember much from the 1970s..except ABBA! I LOVED my ABBA record. I was very upset when I left it in the sun and it warped :-(

  • Reply December 8, 2013

    Shelley

    Ooooohhhhh!!! They look delicious!! I think I will be trying this will little Miss Money! I think she would love them! I started school in 78!

  • Reply December 10, 2013

    Desire Empire

    You’ve got me drooling Seana. They look fantastic and with condensed milk, I bet they are delish.
    Carolyn

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