Every Christmas I make these Chocolate Rum Truffles and the next recipe Apricot Coconut Balls. When my children were little I used to make them, put them in jars and give them to their teachers as a Christmas gift. I’ve kept making them ever year since.  The recipe came from a newspaper cutting that I pasted into my folder years ago. As we don’t read the same newspaper I was really surprised to find the same cutting in Mum’s collection.  I’m now wondering how I ended up with it, but I’m glad I did.

Choc Truffles



This time of year when you have to take a ‘plate’ to all sorts of Christmas functions White Christmas is another quick and easy copha recipe that can work quite well.  It was something that Mum made every Christmas, put on a plate with a bit of tinsel or some sprigs of holly it looks really festive.  It might be a bit old fashioned now, but it still tastes great.  These are a couple of versions I found in Mum’s collection.

White Xmas


Copha seems to have gone out of favour in recent years, but around the 1970s it was used a lot for no-bake slices and especially for sweets. This recipe was published by The Australian Women’s Weekly in 1994, it’s a little more modern with White Melts and Mallow Bakes, but it’s still quick and easy to make.  Great for adults and children alike.

Rocky Road