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



These have been made countless times by Mum and I now make them for my family.  They are the number one favourite with my granddaughters.

Rum Balls1


  • 1 tin condensed milk
  • 250g arrowroot or coffee biscuits (Marie biscuits work well)
  • ¾ cup coconut
  • 2 tablespoons cocoa
  • 1 teaspoon rum or vanilla essence

Method:  Crumb biscuits (very fine).  Mix milk, coconut, rum & cocoa together, add crumbs.  Break into pieces and roll in coconut (extra).  Put in fridge for 1 hour.