Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Tasty Tuesday

It's been a while since I did a Tasty Tuesday post, and tonight's as good as any, right?!

Today I made these yummy things...
Sorry I don't have a pic of them in a pretty bowl looking all fancy, but they still taste the same!

I have no idea what you'd call these in the US. My Mum and I made them all the time in NZ and she called them truffles. But here I have a feeling you'd call them rum balls, except I don't add rum!

They are great for get-togethers, or even for a special treat in the kids' lunchboxes. Plus they are so easy to make that my 8 year old helped me today.

This is how I make them...

Using a rolling pin, I crush up a box of graham crackers and put them in a large bowl. I then add 1.5 sticks of melted butter, 2 TBL of cocoa, a splash of vanilla, and half a can of condensed milk (give or take). I mix it all up (it should be quite sticky), roll teaspoonfulls into balls, then roll in coconut. Done and dusted. How easy is that?! You can also add things like mini marshmallows, raisins, choc chips etc. Sometimes instead of making the mix into balls, we would spread it into a dish and put chocolate frosting on top. That is what we called fudge, then I came to the US and found out that what is called fudge here is quite different! Whatever you call this mix of mine, it's delicious!


Alisha said...

Those look great! And, yes, I think they'd be known as rum balls minus the rum :)

I swear English is such a bizarre language - and from one part of the world to the next you may not know what the other person is talking about.

Sue said...

Reminds me of the mixture I make, passed from my mother and grandmother, condensed milk, weetbix, cocoa and dried fruit rolled in coconut. They were always called "little brown balls." Such an unPC name in this day and age and causes much hilarity when I take them places.