To save a bit of money and to give something I think is quite nice with a personal touch, I make sweets or cakes for the teachers. This year I'm making chocolate truffles. I've made them before and they always go down a treat. They are super easy and cheap to make too.
1 pack of digestive biscuits
1 can of condensed milk
50g of unsalted butter, melted
50g dessicated coconut - optional
70g drinking chocolate
Chocolate sprinkles, icing sugar, cocoa powder or dessicated coconut for rolling them in
Let's Make It:
Start by crushing your biscuits. I use my food processor as this gets them into really fine, soft crumbs. Once the biscuits have been crushed, add the drinking chocolate and dessicated coconut, if you are using it. Add in the melted butter and start to combine the ingredients together.
Gradually add the condensed milk. You want your mixture to be totally combined and wet but not so wet that when you roll the truffles, the mixture sticks to your hands and won't hold its shape. If it seems too wet, add some icing sugar.
When the mixture is ready, start rolling the mix into balls. You can roll them in chocolate sprinkles, icing sugar, cocoa powder etc. to finish them off and make them look extra special. I let mine set in the fridge for a few hours but you can eat them as soon as you've rolled them. These keep nice for up to 4 days...whether they last that long is another story.
You can use any kind of biscuit too. We've had them with oreos, ginger nuts and chocolate digestives!
I bought some cellophane Christmas bags to gift them in. I put 6 truffles in a bag (and keep the rest for myself!) They taste yummy and I think they look very festive and special.