With just over three months left until Christmas rolls around we’re officially entering what I consider the most exciting part of the year. Obviously there’s the countdown to Christmas (and our trip!), but there’s a lot of exciting things creeping up over the next few months. The final quarter of 2012 will see us:
- Venturing south to meet Sirocco Kakapo
- Celebrating our anniversary
- Seeing Ellie Goulding perform live in Auckland (swoon)
- Making the most of the upcoming holidays – Halloween, Guy Fawkes and Thanksgiving
- Making a fuss of Kevin on his birthday
- Celebrating a New Zealand Christmas a little early
- Jetting off to New York City for a (hopefully) white Christmas
It’s all very exciting! But it also means we’re coming into the busiest part of the year – and things are already becoming more hectic. The weekends are whizzing by in a flash, with little time to get all our errands knocked off, let alone spending hours baking treats for the week ahead. Instead, I’m making it my mission to hunt down delicious – but incredibly quick – recipes to give a go.
These chocolate-Malibu truffles are one such recipe. Not only are truffles amazing, but these ones are amazingly quick and simple to make – all up they took less than 30 minutes to prepare – including heating and rolling all the little balls!
I found the base recipe after trawling through the Edmond’s cookbook last weekend for something I could making using things we already had in the cupboard. The original recipe calls a tablespoon of plain rum, but we didn’t have any of that on hand. Instead I decided to use Malibu (coconut rum) and coat them in shredded coconut, giving them a bit of a tropical flavour. Click here for the full recipe.
Like all chocolate recipes you should use good quality chocolate to make these – but that doesn’t mean it has to be expensive, a Whittaker’s block with high-cocoa content will be perfect.
And don’t worry if you’re not a big fan of coconut (I’m not!), these truffles are more chocolately than they are coconutty! And don’t forget you can always coat the truffles in something other than coconut – chocolate hail would look gorgeous!
Please let me know if you have any fail-proof, delicious recipes you’d like to share – I’d love to try them!