Wednesday, August 17, 2011

S'mores Truffles

I love s'mores!  I mean, for real, I love them.  I have tried to perfect a way to enjoy them without having to build a fire in the back yard for as long as I can remember.  I have tried to heat them over candle light and an oven burner.  My sister stacks chocolate and a marshmallow on a graham cracker and sticks it in the microwave.  It works for her and it's okay...  But it's not as good as a freshly roasted marshmallow -- golden brown and never burned -- and chocolate that isn't melted.

When I saw several S'mores Truffles recipes floating around, I got a little excited.  (I tried not to.)  The recipes sounded like they could be ok but could they really satisfy my cravings for the real thing?  My daughter and I started playing around and...


This was the result!  They were beyond good!!!  And so pretty!  They tasted just like a s'more from around the campfire.  I can't wait to make these for my sister to see what she thinks about them.

Here's how we made them --


I used a small circle fondant cutter and cut out graham cracker circles.  We crushed the left over cracker pieces up for the topping.



I did the same thing with Hershey's bars.  That is a requirement for me -- it must be Hershey's chocolate to taste like a proper s'mores treat.


Yum!



We started with Marshmallow Fluff as the base of our filling for the truffle.  We added in a little whipping cream, vanilla and powdered sugar.



Once it was mixed well and stiff, we rolled it into small balls.


Then we placed the filling between a piece of chocolate and a piece of cracker.  I think we could have eaten them just like this.  Instead, we refrigerated them for about half an hour.  Then, we melted the leftover chocolate pieces along with a few more Hershey's bars in a double boiler and dipped the beauties in.  We put them on wax paper to harden and topped them with the cracker crumbs.


After an hour or so in the frig, they were ready to eat.  Then I promptly packed them up to take to work the next day as I knew I could not be trusted in the same house as them much longer.

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S'mores Truffles
6 Hersheys bars, full size
3 graham crackers
1 c marshmallow fluff
1 tbsp heavy whipping cream
1 tsp double strength vanilla extract
2 1/2 c powdered sugar

Cut 3 Hersheys bars and the graham crackers into same size pieces -- I cut 4 small circles from each cracker and chocolate bar.  Save leftover bits of chocolate bar for chocolate coating.  Save leftover graham cracker bits for crumbling over top of the truffles. 
For the filling, mix marshmallow fluff, cream and vanilla with an electric mixer until well blended.  Start adding the sugar a little at a time.  Mix until combined and stiffened. 
Roll into balls and place between a piece of chocolate and a graham cracker*.  Chill these for at least a half hour.  Melt remaining chocolate in double boiler and dip truffles.  Place them on wax paper to harden and top with crushed graham crackers.  Allow the truffles to harden in the refrigerater for about an hour.

*If you have leftover filling, it can be rolled into balls to be chilled, dipped and topped just like the other truffles.

I'm linking up!!!  Melt in Your Mouth Monday, Recipe Sharing Monday, Tasty Tuesday, Too Cute Tuesday, Tip Me Tuesday, Tuesdays at the Table, Tempt My Tummy Tuesday, These Chicks Cooked, Works for Me Wednesday, Cast Party Wednesday, What I Whipped Up Wednesday, Foodie WednesdayWhisking Wednesday, Show & Share, {Wow Me} Wednesday, Full Plate Thursday, Sweet Treats Thursday, Turning the Table Thursday, Sweet Tooth Friday, Chic & Crafty Party, I'm Lovin It, Tasty Thursday, Bake with Bizzy, Friday Favorites, Friday Flair, Sweets for a Saturday, Strut Your Stuff Saturday, Sweet Indulgences Sunday, My Inner Baker, Simply Delish

38 comments:

  1. Oooo, these look so good. I'm pinning them! Thanks for sharing :)

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  2. YUM! I definitely have to try these. I would love it if you stopped by and linked up at my link party.

    http://pinchofthisthatandtheother.blogspot.com/2011/08/whisking-wednesdays-13.html

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  3. How sweet do they look? Fabulous! I'm having a huge craving for these right now! :)

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  4. Uh, yummy! I cannot wait to try these out! Following through The How To Mommy. You can find me at http://mymessmerizedlife.blogspot.com

    Stephanie

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  5. Yu-hu-uuummm! This looks great. And even better - minus the backyard fire!

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  6. These are so adorable & fun!!

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  7. Yum! These are so creative! They look like they were fun to make.

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  8. Beautiful. Love to take a plateful of these out onto the back deck and eat them all in front of the fire pit ;)

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  9. Wow, these look amazing! Sure wish I had them right about now. :)

    I would love to have you link this up to my first link party--

    http://southernlovely.blogspot.com/2011/08/show-share-1.html

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  10. I saw you on the Frugal Girls party - these look wonderful. I'm pregnant and have been craving s'mores so I've been looking for great recipes to try out. I'm wondering if you think it might work to cheat a little on the filling and cut a marshmallow in half or thirds. It wouldn't be as creamy but I'd love to know what you think.

    Thanks for sharing!

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  11. These look amazing! How creative and delicous! I can't wait to try them. I found you on the Sweet Treat Thursday blog hop. Following you now!

    http://thebiggreenbowl.blogspot.com

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  12. Looks delish.

    We'd love you to share your recipes with us at
    Simply Delish Saturday

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  13. These are amazing! I love S'mores, and can not wait to try them. I linked to you from Sweet Tooth Friday. Thanks!

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  14. Hi Jenn,
    These little Smores Truffles look fabulous and I would love to have one or maybe two. Hope you have a great week end and thanks for sharing with Full Plate Thursday!
    Come back soon,
    Miz Helen

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  15. Wow, these look like little bites of goodness!

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  16. These look beautiful! Totally professional.

    I once read that if you pop a graham cracker in the microwave for 10 seconds, it makes it soft and easier to cut with a cookie cutter (I was cutting octagons for a preschool lesson).

    When I want to make s'mores without an actual fire, I stick marshmallows on bamboo skewers and cook them over my electric range element. They get brown and crispy!

    Thanks for sharing!

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  17. love these a smore without all the mess :) come see me at http://shopannies.blogspot.com

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  18. AMAZING! Seriously, those look awesome!

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  19. Oh my....these are the most wonderful creations! I've got to try them. I've been seeing so many smores recipe out there and this is the one I really wanna try. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  20. Just wanted to let you know that I featured this today from the Show & Share party! Congrats! Make sure to grab a button!

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  21. I love these! I'm bookmarking them! Thanks for sharing.

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  22. These would be a huge hit at our next camping trip. I also bookmarked!

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  23. You are my new hero!! I also am a huge fan of smore's and in my quest to find the perfect recipe for my addiction, you are my new hero!! lol. thanks for sharing. Have a great week :)
    Britney
    www.jandmseyecandy.blogspot.com

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  24. These sound so tasty! I never would have thought to add cream to marshmallow fluff. Thanks so much for sharing!

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  25. I can't wait to try these. Thanks for sharing.

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  26. Thank you so much for your link-up to Whisking Wednesday last week. I wanted to let you know I featured your recipe this week (and made it myself as well)! These were amazing.

    I hope you'll stop back in this week and link up another amazing recipe!

    http://pinchofthisthatandtheother.blogspot.com/2011/08/whisking-wednesdays-14.html

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  27. I love s'mores anything!

    Just wanted to stop by and let you know that you will be featured on this week's Sweet Tooth Favorites. Stop by on Saturday and grab a button. I've also Stumbled your recipe.

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  28. What a clever idea! I love them! So much easier to eat than a traditional s'more. Plus, you can wrap them up and put them in treat baskets. I'm always looking for ideas for the holidays. Thanks for sharing on Sweet Indulgences Sunday.

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  29. You were voted with the most views on Bake with Bizzy so your recipe will be featured, tomorrow.

    I have added your badge to my blog. I want to visit here, often.

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  30. What a wonderful treat! And so fun! Thanks for linking up with me. I just pinned this!

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  31. Oh my gosh! These look absolutely amazing!!!

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  32. Love these! Can't wait to make them for the next party I host!

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  33. Wow! These look wonderful. Great Christmas gifts. Stopping by from Whisking Wednesdays!

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  34. Happy Monday! I wanted to thank you for sharing this delicious recipe at Recipe Sharing Monday. The new party is now up and I'd love for you to link up again :)

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