Did you know that the Ivory Coast is the biggest producer of the cocoa bean in the World? Well let’s celebrate that fact with these delicious, gooey truffles! A really tasty treat for the end of special meal or dinner party with friends.
Makes: 12 – 16
Cook: 15mins plus chilling time 3 – 4 hours or overnight.
Ingredients: 1 can of condensed milk (293ml), 50g of coco powder, 20g crushed salted peanuts, 20g desiccated coconut
- Mix the coco powder and condensed milk together in a pan
- Once well mixed start to heat the mixture on a medium heat, stirring continuously for 15 mins until it starts to thicken
- Pour the mixture into a bowl and chill in the fridge for 3 hours or overnight
- Now with wet hands using a teaspoon to scoop out the mixture start making your truffle balls by rolling and shaping in your hands, (do this quickly so the mixture doesn’t start to melt)
- Alternate between dipping and rolling in the crushed peanut and coconut
- Pop back in the fridge for at least another hour before serving
Since 1996 Save The Children have had a presence in the Ivory Coast, as security stabilised after the end of conflict in 2011, Save The Children have been focussing their efforts on child protection systems, education and nutrition and medical care for babies and children under the age of five, providing training for health care workers so that they are better equipped and more knowledgeable with the advice they give to young mothers.
As mentioned the Ivory Coast is one of the largest producers of cocoa beans globally. If you’d like to sample a truly amazing treat direct from the Ivory Coast, then check out my friend Pauls’ award winning hot chocolate range, the Kokoa Collection:
The white hot chocolate products are selected from the forastero beans, straight from the Ivory Coast and they are delicious!