Son of a batch! You may have already seen that photo if you subscribe to my Facebook page. Those were supposed to be lemon meringue whoopie pies. That was the third test batch, actually. The first two mini test batches were absolutely perfect, but the official batch was a disaster. Isn't that how it usually goes though? The practice batches are spot on and the official batch is almost like a culinary mockery?
I refuse to eat flat cookies/cakies! NO! What do we want? Lemon Meringue Whoopie pies! When do we want them? Now!
But we can't have them now because I have the attention span of a gnat and I ruined them. That's OK. We can pull a Wing It, Don't Fling It trick and turn them into Lemon Meringue Truffles instead!
These are made with those ruined lemon-flavored cookies/cakies and Mihl's Vegan Marshmallow Fluff... that is made from chickpeas! Have you heard of this stuff? Chickpea brine meringue? It's amazing! You basically whip the liquid that comes in a can of chickpeas with sugar and flavoring and you end up with a meringue-like fluff. Sorcery! Mihl's marshmallow fluff calls for guar gum, but I used xanthan gum because it's what I had. The chickpea meringue has been very popular on Facebook lately and people have made amazing things with it. Check out the Facebook group that is all about this magical food.
Let's say you've ruined your cake or cookies and you want to turn them into truffles too because throwing away food makes you want to punch yourself in the stomach. First things first: your cake or cookies shouldn't taste like butt. If your cake or cookies taste like butt, your truffles will likely taste like butt as well. But if your cake or cookies taste fine and the only problem is that they look disgraceful, then keep your chin up and truffle on!
Here is a general formula to turn a ruined (or leftover) cake or a bad batch of cookies into truffles using marshmallow fluff.
Lemon Meringue Truffles
Recipe Type: Dessert
Serves: 8-10 truffles
What To Do:
PS: No, really! Vegan meringue from CHICKPEA WATER. Sorcery!