I have made these Lemon Truffles with several classes at Kyneton Primary School and the students have all been so enthusiastic.
The beauty of this recipe is that it is so easy to make and only has 6 ingredients, compared to some of the commercially produced lunch box treats that have over 30 ingredients. Many parents have commented on how they can taste the condensed milk, only to learn that it is the combination of butter, honey and lemon that gives it such a creamy texture.
I hope you enjoy these truffles as much as I do. The recipe is from Eleanor Ozich who has several inspiring cookbooks, including My Petite Kitchen.
Lemon & Coconut Truffles
1 1/2 cups shredded or desiccated coconut (plus 1/2 cup extra for rolling)
1 cup almond meal
Grated rind and juice of 1 lemon
1/3 cup honey
1 teaspoon vanilla essence
Place all ingredients into a food processor and mix to combine. Shape into balls and roll in extra coconut. Refrigerate. Makes approximately 24 balls.
Next week, I will give you the Chocolate Brownie recipe (pictured). The ingredients will surprise you...and your children.