Christmas Condensed Milk Truffles – Made By The Kids


Here’s a recipe for Christmas Condensed Milk Truffles that was very popular last Christmas for the many school functions that need a sweet treat.

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 made these healthy raw chocolate truffles, 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.

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


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.

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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    1. says: 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.

      1. says: Nicky P

        Ha I think the generous splash of booze might make a hit though? Maybe orange juice instead? I have been making some Christmas cakes and the outside and top of one caught so that one can not be used as a pressy so I have been using it for truffles, Baileys, Black Forest and Kahlua. I don’t eat any of this stuff – just as well being diabetic but it is nice to see others enjoying it! Merry Christmas!

  1. says: 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.

    1. says: 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.

  2. 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!

  3. says: 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

  4. says: 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 🙁

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