A little while ago I had a sudden craving for a long unused recipe. When I was young we made these quite a lot but it's been many years now since I last made a batch. They are called Chocolate Snowballs but the nuts and coffee provide the more dominant flavours. I suppose you could call them a truffle of sorts and are great served after dinner but they're not so rich that you wouldn't be happy giving them to children aswell (although beware of those nut allergies!).
And the source of this recipe - Delia? Nigella? A food magazine? Er no. Although it pains my inner food snob slightly I can reveal that this recipe was, in fact, sourced from...
...a Mr Men Annual circa 1985.
What can I say. Judge me when you've tried them!
(adapted from...ahem...a Mr Men Annual)
100g/4oz porridge oats
100g/4oz soft margarine
75g/3oz caster sugar
50g/2oz chopped mixed nuts
3 tsps cocoa powder
1 tsp instant coffee
1) Mix together the oats, margarine, caster sugar, chopped nuts and cocoa
2) Mix the coffee with 3 teaspoons of cold water. Add to the mixture and stir together
3) Roll the mixture into walnut sized balls. Sieve some icing sugar onto a plate and rolls the balls in it to coat.