Boozy Gluten Free Christmas Truffles
A little bit naughty and a whole lot of nice, my Gluten Free Truffles make the perfect edible Christmas gift this season!!
Servings Prep Time
20balls 5minutes
Passive Time
2+ hours
Servings Prep Time
20balls 5minutes
Passive Time
2+ hours
Ingredients
Instructions
  1. In a small food processor (a Nutri Bullet or similar works really well) place your biscuits and blitz until it resembles a very fine crumb. Don’t stress if you don’t get all the lumps out though.
  2. Transfer the crumb to a large bowl and throw in the coconut, icing sugar and cocoa powder, stir to combine. Now transfer approximately one rough tablespoon back into your food processor and add your sultanas to this. Give them a blitz until they break down into smaller pieces, you want to stop though before they all start to clump together.
  3. Transfer your sultanas and dry mixture (which should be quite clumpy now) back to the main bowl and add in the water and honey. Give it a quick stir.
  4. Now comes the fun part! You can add any kind of flavouring to these yummy truffles that you like. Check out my list of substitutes below for some ideas, but get creative! If you are using alcohol though my suggestion is adding about half the required amount, giving it a good mix and trying it before adding in the remainder. Some people like a real whollop in each bite, others prefer a more subtle flavour.
  5. Line a baking tray or air tight container with grease proof paper and start rolling! Have a small bowl next to you with a good 1/4 cup extra of desiccated coconut to roll your balls in before placing in the tray.
  6. The size you make your truffles is totally up to you and it will depend on how big you make them as to how many you’ll get out of this recipe. My general guide though is to use a teaspoon and make slightly heaped piles, then roll between the palms of your hands to round them out and finish with a roll in the coconut.
  7. Leave them on the tray or in a container in the fridge for 2+ hrs or until they harden up. Once hard they can be kept in any air tight container in the fridge until you devour them all or give them lovingly to friends and family.
Recipe Notes

Alternatives to Baileys/Irish Cream.
There are so many different kinds of alcohol you can use in these truffles. At their core though, they are Whisky truffles, so I do tend to like to stick to the tried and true. However you can easily make these child friendly and make them with any sort of flavouring you like! Check out my list below of other substitutes:

  • Any kind of Whisky but Johnnie Walker Black Label works well (just use a shot rather than a full 1/4 cup as it’s quite overpowering.)
  • Any kind of Cream liqueur, think coffee, salted caramel or even cherry flavoured ones!
  • Espresso, in particular I love to use Nespresso’s flavoured pods!
  • Equal amounts of cream with a dash of your favourite essence, think Peppermint for Christmas!
  • Hazelnut Coffee Essence or any flavour from a place like Yahava Koffeeworks