Thursday, November 21, 2013

Small-Batch Lazy S'mores Truffles

Guess who chopped sticky marshmallows without losing her mind? Me! Thanks to Cindy who suggested I dusted the knife with powdered sugar before cutting them, my marshmallow-chopping was a piece of cake. Or a piece of S'mores Truffle...

Small-Batch Lazy S'mores Truffles 
This is a lazy recipe because we're just going to go ahead and melt the chocolate in the microwave. It's just a basic chocolate truffle with some s'morey goodies thrown in, and then rolled in ground bunny grahams or graham crackers. I used sweet bunny grahams mainly so I could threw back my head and laugh maniacally while I chopped them. Mwahahahahahaha!!

Small-Batch Lazy S'mores Truffles
Makes 14 truffles

4 ounces semi-sweet chocolate chips
1/4 cup full-fat coconut milk
1/4 cup mini marshmallows (or chopped marshmallows)
1/4 cup chopped bunny grahams or graham crackers
1/4 cup ground graham crackers or bunny grahams

1. Combine the chocolate chips and coconut milk in a glass or ceramic, microwave safe bowl. Nuke on high for 45 seconds. Take the bowl out and give it a good stir. Nuke it for 30 more seconds, stir, and repeat until the chocolate is completely melted. This step will depend on the wattage of your microwave.

2. Throw in the marshmallows, gently fold them in and let the chocolate sit at room temperature for 30 minutes.

3. Stir in the chopped bunny grahams and refrigerate until firm enough to shape, about 30 minutes. Give it a stir half way through chilling if you want to speed it up!

4. If you haven't ground your bunny grahams yet, run them through a food processor until powdery. Place the ground grahams in a shallow bowl. Now it's time to make some truffles!

5. Using a small cookie scoop or a spoon, scoop out about two teaspoons of the truffle mix and use your hands to shape it into a ball. Roll the ball in the ground grahams and repeat with the rest of the truffle mix. Refrigerate until ready to serve.

Notes and variations:

You can mix it up and roll half of the truffles in ground grahams and half in cocoa powder or chocolate chips like I did.

If you're not happy about using full-fat coconut milk you can use almond milk instead. Use *just short* of 1/4 cup if you're using almond milk.

If for some reason your chocolate doesn't want to firm up enough to roll it into balls, you can throw in some ground grahams in there to show it who's boss. That'll firm it up and teach it.

I use Dandie's vegan marshmallows which can be thrown straight into the melted hot chocolate without them melting into oblivion. If you're using a different brand you might want to test a couple of marshmallows first, to be sure they hold their shape.

Small-Batch Lazy S'mores Truffles
Unintentional marshmallow heart! I *heart* S'mores Truffles! :)

Andrea and I sometimes do this thing where we inadvertently comment on each other's blogs at the same time. Now we both blogged about truffles/balls on the same week! Check out how Andrea saved a failed blueberry flaugnarde by turning into delicious, chocolate coated cake truffles! Synchronized truffling - engage! :)

Today's cute? This overexposed, but under-happy doggie who had to spend an afternoon with us while his mama ran some errands. The horror! Poor little Piggly Wiggly.

Sad puppy is sad

18 comments :

  1. Yay for not losing your mind chopping marshmallows!! These look divine! And the puppy? He was just sad he couldn't have one. :)

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    1. The powdered sugar trick worked like a charm! Thanks for keeping me from going insane :)

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  2. S'mores TRUFFLES??? Even better than what you told me yesterday you were going to bake :D Kudos for chopping all of those marshmallows!

    Cute dog, as usual.

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    1. The other dessert is coming very soon! This is why I have to make half batches of things - I want to bake something EVERY DAY! :D

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  3. I don't know why, but the thought of chopping up graham bunnies is just making me have a giggle fit at my desk. Tiny graham cracker screams!

    The balls look awesome!

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    1. Hehe. Not very vegan of me to chop up tiny graham bunnies, is it? :)

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  4. Genius! I can't say that I've ever had to chop marshmallows. But when I do (cause it's bound to happen one day, perhaps when I make these delicious looking smores), I know what to do.

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    1. Sprinkling powder sugar on the knife is definitely the way to go. Now I feel so dumb for cutting the marshmallows with a naked knife before! Such a sticky pain in the butt!

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  5. Haha, synchronized truffling. Maybe we can get it declared an Olympic sport. :) I could easily make this GF by stirring in say, coconut shreds or ground almonds instead of chopped bunnies. They wouldn't technically be s'mores, anymores, but they'd probably still be tasty. Love the pup. He should be more grateful he wasn't left home alone.

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    1. We should start a petition! Synchronized truffling could involve either truffle making or truffle eating. There's a sport I can really get behind! :)

      Almonds would be awesome in there! Or some sort of crunchy, crispy gluten-free cookie.

      Puppy really should be more grateful that he gets to stay with us instead of home alone. That little dummy! We try really hard to keep him happy and entertained, but we only succeed if there are treats involved.

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  6. You and Andrea are food twins! I love how easy this recipe is. It looks so delicious with the ooey gooey marshmallow middle!

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    1. Yay! I don't have any brothers or sisters so I'm happy to have a food twin! :)

      The gooey marshmallow middle is my favorite part. They don't get as melty and soft as fire-toasted marshmallows do, but the heat of the chocolate softens them nicely without melting them too much. OK, now I want another truffle. But it's bedtime! Oh, the humanity! :D

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  7. Wow, coconut, crackers, marshmallows, lovely idea! Can't wait to try :)

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    1. I hope you like them if you try them, Brigita!

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  8. These look great! Marshmallows cost an arm and a leg here but I think I'd risk losing them to make these!

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    1. At least you won't risk losing your mind cutting them, thanks to Cindy's tip! :P

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  9. Nifty trick for chopping marshmallows, I will remember this!
    I'm a little in love with that cutie pie puppy!

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    1. Definitely a nice trick to know! Piggly Wiggly is quite the cutie pie. If only the dummy would cheer up a bit :)

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