S'mores Truffles

Valentine's Day is around the corner, and do you know what that means?

No, not love, silly. Oversized stuffed animals, heart shaped jewelry, four dollar Hallmark cards and conversation hearts.

I'm not really a fan of any of those things. Don't you think all that stuff is a waste of money? And tacky? That's what I think. But then again, if I didn't see those items in the store every year, I think I would miss them.

Except the stuffed animals. I could do without stuffed animals for the rest of my life. Please, please no one ever give me a stuffed animal for a present. Especially a Vermont Teddy Bear. Because I would kill you.


I hate this commercial! I HATE IT. Not all women like teddy bears! Do you think we're stupid?! If a guy sent me one of those I'd think he was a sick, pervert freak.
I can't say I respect these women in the commercial.
Also, their wardrobe doesn't seem appropriate for the office.

But anyway, did you notice what Valentine's Day item I left out?


Chocolate. I think all chocolate is acceptable for a Valentine's Day gift. Along with flowers. Booze, too. The way to my heart is not a Vermont Teddy Bear, but a bottle of Grey Goose and a Whitman's Sampler.

I'm a big fan of the Whitman's Sampler. It's traditional, and you get to.. well, sample. Some personal favorites? So glad you asked.

I like the coconut chocolate; that's the only I always go for first. Any of the nut clusters are good, chocolate messenger boy, toffee, caramels, truffles...

Cherry cordials are NOT acceptable. Or anything with a creamy-whipped fruit flavored filling. Those are the chocolates you bite into and put back in the box.

How do we feel about the molasses chew? I forgot about that one.
I think I eat it if I'm desperate.

But back to truffles. If you want to give your loved one a homemade gift, you could make these s'mores truffles. I don't know anyone that doesn't love s'mores, so it's a perfect flavor for a truffle.

I think I invented these, because I Googled s'mores truffles and nothing came up. It's creamy milk chocolate wrapped around a mini marshmallow, then rolled in graham cracker crumbs. Simple but delicious, right?

S'mores Truffles

Ingredients:
2 tablespoons unsalted butter
1/2 cup heavy cream
2 cups milk chocolate chips (12 oz.)
24 mini-marshmallows
1 cup finely crushed graham crackers

Directions:
Melt butter in a medium sized saucepan over medium heat; whisk in cream and bring to a boil. Remove pan from heat and stir in chocolate chips until melted and smooth. Chill saucepan in refrigerator for 1 hour, or until chocolate is solid and rollable; roll into 24 balls, stuffing a mini marshmallow into the center of each. Chill truffles a few minutes before rolling in graham cracker crumbs; chill for a few minutes again so they solidify a little more.

Makes 24 truffles

78 comments:

  1. whitmans samplers bring back amazing nostalgia....and the s'more truffle is GENIUS....

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  2. Tackiness, indeed - but hell yes for delicious treats!! Mmm, truffles.

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  3. YUM.
    YUM.
    YUM.

    you should try russell stover's dark choclate covered marshmellow hearts.
    in case you don't feel like making your own candy like me but oh wait, you cook and i don't. :) i'm going to walgreens right now.

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  4. I think the idea of a personalized teddy bear in general is cool. I mean if a girlfriend got me, say, a lawyer bear, or a chef bear, I'd be tickled. But those skeezy outfits are ridiculous. And yes, it's just another one of those commercials that makes women look like cooing morons.

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  5. FABULOUS idea!!! They look delectable :)

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  6. These are just delicious Emiline...who gives Teddy bears?...I prefer a bowl of laksa!

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  7. How quick, easy and delicious are these! What a great idea Emily. I have some little Valentine grandchildren who would love them.

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  8. What a great idea! I always make truffles as gifts at Christmas time and am always looking for new recipes...I'm definitely bookmarking this one! They look so delicious!

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  9. what a nice3 invention! these look so delicious. I m making them for Valentine too :) You re a genius :)

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  10. I have to disagree on the subject of stuffed things, although I'm with you on Vermont Teddy Bear. The worst part is the price of those things! If you want to spend that much on me, get me an immersion blender....

    But really, I'm with you on the chocolate too. These truffles look divine and I'll probably succumb to temptation and make them soon!

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  11. Mmmm...truffles. I have mixed feelings about V-day, but if it makes my husband buy me chocolate, well then I'm all for it. Love your creative spin.

    I have found a use for conversation hearts. My horses LOVE them.

    I'm a big teddy bear girl, but I have always been big on the collectible ones, which I've been collecting since I was a young teen. However, I don't add much to the collection in recent years because I don't have the space for them all! I can't put them in the living room or bedroom or hubby many take issue!

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  12. Wow! These look super yummy! Perfect for Valentines day! I am definately going to make some!

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  13. Oh yes these would be mighty tasty, Emily! What a great idea!! What's better than a s'more....and now in a truffle? You're a genius! :)

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  14. Do you have a picture of the truffles?

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  15. Do you have a picture of the truffles? They sound delicious!

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  16. Nevermind, I think my computer is just not showing it. I am a dork!

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  17. That's just plain awesome. I love s'mores and truffles, but never would have thought of this. :D

    I'm not a big fan of the molasses chew, myself. My favorite is the caramels. Mmmmm, caramel...

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  18. Okay, I'll admit that I don't like S'mores. Just not much for marshmallows unless they're all melted around crispy rice cereal. But this is a very original idea and I applaud you for it--even if I don't make them for myself.

    On a nicer note, I finally saw you on URS this weekend. The pastrami looked awesome and you had all the other competitors shaking with that one.

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  19. I don't curse - EVER but I think I actually thought one!!! I'm not sure what to say. I bow to your greatness!!

    Seriously, I'm making these. If I made these say on Wednesday night, put them in an air tight container and then popped 'em in the fridge think they would be okay for the class party on Fri? Thx!
    ~ingrid

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  20. Haha - my mom brought me a box of Whitman's chocolates when I was in the hospital and I was in heaven! I'd be in heaven with these truffles, too!

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  21. I never wear that much makeup to work, either. And my personal favorite in any chocolate box is any one that has nuts; I'm a serious sucker for crunch...

    The truffles look divine and simpler than I thought truffles could ever be. Excellent idea and execution, as usual :)

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  22. OMG I could totally actually make these, and I LOVE smores!!!!

    Oh, and not I am pretty sue that whole teddy bear commercial took place on a porn set!

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  23. Oh these would be a great Valentines git...they look delicious!!!

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  24. Fantastic! I don't think I've ever seen s'mores truffles before - as far as I'm concerned you invented them! So delicious. BTW - I noticed that Godiva wraps their cherry cordials in pink foil so at least you have a heads up that's what's inside :-)

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  25. this is a really terrific creation, emily--unique but undeniably fantastic.
    can i just share a peeve? i hate when a box of chocolates doesn't come with a map and i have no idea what's inside each truffle. hate it.

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  26. oh yum!! I love s'mores. I love truffles. These have got to be good! I'm making them.

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  27. haha! that commercial cracked me up! send me some truffles please! :)

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  28. Those look so yummy.
    I also googled smores truffles and found this...

    http://candy.about.com/od/trufflerecipes/r/smores_truffles.htm

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  29. I agree that cherry cordials are gross and no body wants the, (or at least I don't).

    The recipe seems great and post are great, ton the other hand...

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  30. What fun these would be to make with the kids!

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  31. i laughed so hard when i watched that commercial. those bears are ridiculous looking.

    the weird fruity creamy chocolates are the WORST. who invented those ones? i do the same thing you do with them, but i think they always get pitched anyways.

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  32. I agree on the stuffed animal thing. Thankfully my husband would never do that. He is an amazing gift giver. The truffles look so good

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  33. Those look AMAZING... I have to try them :)

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  34. bahhahhaha.... Still laughing about that commercial!
    And those truffels...You are a genius!

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  35. These are delicious...but I would accept anything anyone gave me for Valentines DayLD

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  36. i just have to say i'm awed and inspired every time i come to your site. i stumbled upon your awesome page when i was looking for a red velvet cake recipe for valentines day. your recipe was the best i found and the picture....amazing!! two hours of recipe reading later i had to force myself to go to bed. i have been to the site almost every day since, browsing, printing, and testing. thank you, thank you, thank you!!!!

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  37. Hey, You need to start an online business of selling these things. Seriously.

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  38. Ha, you crack me up. Though I do like teddy bears, a little booze and chocolate also makes me swoon. Truffles? amazing.

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  39. Oh, I love s'mores. Must stem from my love of rocky road. Oh man, I love that stuff. I love the Whitman's Sampler too. It's like jeans and sneakers.

    The chick in that commercial looks like a sexual harassment lawsuit waiting to happen.

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  40. Love this idea! What a great photo of the inside!

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  41. that commercial almost sounds like parody. "GUYS, talk to a vermont bear counselor..."

    are you serious? you need a COUNSELOR to help GUIDE you through the process of selecting a STUFFED ANIMAL?

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  42. these balls look superb! yum yum:)!!

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  43. Thanks everyone

    Thanks Shanbanan!

    Chris, I might change my favorite to the nut clusters. Those are soo good.

    Anon 1, I'm going to have to check out that recipe. Thank you!

    Anon 2, what a nice comment! Thanks for stopping by. I can't believe you read for that long. That makes me feel good. That red velvet cake was tasty. I think I have a better recipe now, though. I think we can reduce the amount of food coloring. I can taste it, and that bugs me. It gives is a funk.
    Any suggestions on what I should make next?

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  44. That commercial is downright creepy - and everyone is acting like they are in an x-rated movie not selling teddy bears. These truffles are one of the most creative and delicious looking I've ever seen! Way better than some nasty who-knows-what-it's-filled-with bear!

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  45. Lol I made Valentine's day truffles this weekend :D, except I didn't come up with this creative of a recipe--I got it from your friends over at Food Network :P.

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  46. I absolutely have to make these! They look amazing!

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  47. You're such a smartie pants! Very cool idea and well executed.

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  48. I LOVE these! How creative!! The cutest truffles ever!!

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  49. I am lucky if I get anything for Valentines so I might take a bear with a stupid mask! When you are married for five years it gets pathetic in my experience!

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  50. Those look fabulous! You always have the greatest creations!

    I moved! Come visit me at www.aduckinherpond.com.

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  51. Mmm what a great idea!!! also to try: I think I invented cheesecake truffles: truffle with a bit of cheesecake in the middle. tip: use frozen cheesecake, it cuts into chunks better and is easier to work with.

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  52. Now this is a gift I would love to get! Maybe I'll hint to my husband...leave the computer open with this recipe showing...leave printed copies on the kitchen counter...I'll have to make it HIS idea of course :)

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  53. yum!!!! looks so good! i love the marshmallow in the middle!! so beautiful.

    my favorite is the caramel chocolate, and i completely agree about the cherry cordial. someone needs to eliminate the cherry cordial once and for all ;)

    have i ever mentioned that my sister works at build a bear? do you know they use phrases like "pawtastic" and "pawsome". when they're having bad sales, they're in "hibernation". seriously. it's ridiculous. i'm guessing VT Teddy Bear is similar. someone should eliminate them, too.

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  54. dear God that commercial is frightening! Is that a real commercial? I also loathe stuffed animals given to anyone over the age of 8! The truffles are a great idea- chocolate is the ONLY acceptable v-day present in my book- well except for something really great like a new car or a vacation home in the Swiss Alps...yeah, I'm hoping for chocolate.

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  55. Another new idea to add to my truffle recipe file. I can never have enough truffle recipes. Yummy!

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  56. OMMMMG.
    i'm SO making these for my valentines party!
    thanks for the recipe!!
    they look absolutely scrumptiousss

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  57. I love these s'more truffle xxxxxxxGloria

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  58. Oops, I guess my teddy bear for you didn't arrive yet...

    I love this idea for a truffle. You are too smart for thinking of rolling them in graham cracker crumbs.

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  59. This is genious!!!! I love this idea, it's so simple yet sooooooooo cool!

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  60. I am with you about the bears, I told my husband just last night when we saw it on tv to never ever to get me something like that for a gift. However I am on the chocolate, booze bandwagon, and the flowers couldn't hurt......love your blog I have it saved in my favorites, and I am going to try out some of the great recipes soon! Have a great day! Jami

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  61. These truffles sound like ultra decadence, anything smores is well...amazing. I do like a good box of sees candy. I like unconventional V-day gifts, cookbooks, orchids, more cooking utensils, visiting a farm...

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  62. I started to make these last night. I melted the chocolate perfectly, then I forgot it had to chill in the fridge. I let it stay in the fridge overnight because it was getting late and I had to go to bed. Will the chocolate be okay to work with if I set it out in room temperature for a while?

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  63. That's a good question Emily. I think it would be absolutely fine. It probably should sit out for quite a while though.

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  64. Why must you torture me with these desserts?

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  65. Hi Emily! First time commenter - long time follower! LOVE the idea of s'mores truffles - so yummy. And I too always go for the coconut chocolate candy in the samplers too - and share your opinion on creepy teddy bears and those cherry chocolate things...BLAH!

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  66. great job here. i just looove this!

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  67. These seriously look SO good. Enter these in a contest! Nope, haven't seen anything like them.

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  68. I've never seen a s'more truffle before. How avant-garde.

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  69. I made these for my baby shower....they were amaaaaazing! Thank you so much for the recipe! Everyone was surprised how easy they were...they thought I had bought them from Sees haha.

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  70. Those look absolutely AMAZING!!!

    That commercial is so ridiculous it's funny haha

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  71. I decided last week I was going to make s'mores "peanut butter cups" to use for Bakerella's graduation caps, and I took a look around and here is a recipe! Perfect! This is exactly what I was looking for!

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  72. I FINALLY made these!!! They were amazing!!!!

    Thanks for sharing!

    http://lieslsconfectiondissection.blogspot.com/2009/06/smores-truffles.html

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  73. Wow! Just made these. Pretty easy and really delicious, but I wound up with a substantial chocolate situation! don't know if maybe I didn't let it cool long enough, but I had a delicious mess on my hands while rolling the chocolate and adding the marshmallow. Any suggestions on how to remedy that? I plan on making these many many times in the future, and if I'm not covered in chocolate, well, that would be okay!

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  74. Ok, I know you posted these 14 months ago and all and haven't had a comment on this post in like .. a year... but I made these last week and posted my photos of it today:

    http://startingtocook.com/desserts/smores-truffles/

    I thought you'd enjoy seeing how they came out!

    Thanks for the great recipe!

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  75. Love it. And your blog! Happy to be a new follower!

    Meghan
    megmacdesigns.blogspot.com

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  76. I know this was forever ago, but I found your recipe and made it on Friday - delicious! I wrote about it here: http://letsdothissabrina.blogspot.com/2011/10/cinnamon-smores-truffles.html

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  77. Hello, I just came upon this recipe and it looks delicious. I do have a question, how do these need to be stored, room temp or refrigerated? What is their shelf life? Thanks!

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  78. I would store them in the refrigerator. They'd probably last a week, possibly longer.

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