Thursday, April 10, 2008

Kids Cooking Thursday: Chocolate Truffles

Chocolate Truffles
1 Can Sweetened Condensed Milk
1 Pkt Marie biscuits (or other sweet plain biscuits)
1 cup Dessicated Coconut + extra for coating
1 1/2 Tbsp Cocoa

Crush biscuits finely.
In a bowl add crushed biscuits, cocoa and coconut. Mix well.
Add condensed milk. Mix.
Roll mixture into balls and roll in extra coconut.
Put in fridge to set.

Miss Two and Master Three had a ball making these. Not quite literally, since they haven't gotten the hang of rolling balls in the palms yet - Miss Two was either making logs or just squashing them into patties, but Master Three tried, he just kept using his fingertips instead of his palms. I got confused when measuring out the ingredients because I'd just used my tbsp measure for something else, so used my tsp measure instead. Include my dodgy maths skills, being 33 weeks PG, and having two toddlers yell at me from the kitchen door wanting to start cooking, and somehow I ended up with 3 tbsp of cocoa instead. That could have been quite disasterous if we were using strong, dark, dutch cocoa, but luckily we were all out of that, and using Cadbury instead. So instead of bitter truffles, we've got very chocolate-y truffles. It was all I could do to get Miss Two to even try to make balls, and not just eat the mixture. Can't say I blame her though - I "cleaned" my palms off once we were done, and it was tasty.

Makes 47 of varying sizes. Probably more if no one eats the mix as they go along.

This is going to be one of the activities for Master Three's birthday "cooking" party. So we had to test the recipe, right? I'm thinking for 9 kids, I'd probably make a double batch. Then they could have a few to take home too. If the adults at the party don't eat them all first!