December Recipes – Never Fail Chocolate Truffles


December Recipes – Never Fail Chocolate Truffles

by Allison Butler

For anyone who knows me, it will come as no surprise to hear me say I’m not the world’s best or most inspired cook, but I do love to eat. So when I first saw the idea for the Escape Artists to put together an article for favourite family recipes throughout December, my first thought was ‘Not going there’. Then I remembered a recipe I stole from my sister years ago; a recipe even I managed to successfully whip up and impress my husband and our two daughters, and I’ve used this recipe many times since. Here’s my (sister’s) simple but yummy recipe for Never-Fail Chocolate Truffles.


  • 1 Cup of Plain Chocolate Biscuits (Eg: Chocolate Ripple or similar) = approx 8 biscuits
  • ½ Cup coconut
  • 1 Tablespoon Cocoa
  • ½ Cup Sweetened Condensed Milk
  • ½ Cup Extra Coconut


Place biscuits in a plastic bag and crush using a rolling pin. For those of you with a food processor, it might be faster and easier to use it for this.

In medium sized bowl mix crushed biscuits, coconut, cocoa and condensed milk until it forms a sticky lump of a mess.

Roll sticky lump of a mess into 2cm balls – wait until you see your hands – and roll them into the extra coconut.


Eat (the best part) Enjoy.

And remember, if I can make these delicious chocolate treats, anyone can.

Happy Holidays!

Allison Butler xx


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