Recipe: Delicious Jaffa Truffles with Guide Biscuits

The famous Girl Guide biscuits go on sale today, just ahead of September’s diamond anniversary of the national baking institution that has sustained New Zealanders and helped keep GirlGuiding funded for over 60 years.

GirlGuiding is a community open to girls and women of all ages and backgrounds, that provides girls and young women with the skills and self-confidence they need to embrace life’s challenges, make informed choices, and make a positive difference to their own lives and the wider community.Girls and young women involved in GirlGuiding activities thrive in an environment that encourages positive self-expression, friendship and a sense of adventure.

The delicious Guide Biscuits are not only produced for a good cause, but they are also a versatile ingredient for a range of home baking including slices, cheesecakes, fudge cakes, truffles and pies. You can now buy the Guide Biscuits online and support GirlGuiding New Zealand here. Enjoy your Jaffa truffles!

Jaffa Truffles


1 cup raisins

Finely grated zest of ½ an orange

¼ cup orange juice

20 Chocolate Guide Biscuits

50g butter

½ cup desiccated coconut

Extra coconut for finishing


Measure the raisins into a small bowl, add the orange zest and juice. Stir to mix and then leave to stand while you prepare remaining ingredients. Crush the biscuits into a food processor, then process until finely crumbed. Melt the butter in a large glass or plastic bowl (one minute on high power in the microwave) and then add the crumbs, and stir to mix. Microwave for one minute on high power, stirring after 30 seconds, then transfer the mixture back to the food processor. Add the raisins and juice and process until well mixed. Stir in the coconut, then refrigerate mixture until firm enough to shape (about an hour). Shape heaped teaspoons of the mixture into balls and roll in coconut. Refrigerate until required.