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Friday, 23 December 2011

Marshmallow or Cherry Truffles

These lovely treats can be made very quickly can be decorated many different ways.  You can roll them in coconut, chopped nuts or chocolate hail, you can even dip them in melted chocolate.

Once you've made them they can be stored in an airtight container or they can be frozen for later on, but not if you've covered them in melted chocolate.

1 to 1 1/2 packets plain biscuits (can use gluten free biscuits)

1 tin condensed milk

75g butter

1/4 cup cocoa powder

1 packet mini marshmallows (vegetarian ones) or natural glace cherries rinsed and chopped in half.

1 tsp vanilla extract

Melt the condensed milk, butter, cocoa powder, and vanilla extract in a saucepan, stirring continuously until it's all nicely combined.

Crush the biscuits finely.  Mix the crushed biscuits into the melted mixture and let it cool slightly.

Roll the biscuit mixture into balls, putting a mini marshmallow or rinsed glace cherry half into the middle of each ball taking care to wrap the mixture around it.

Roll in your chosen decoration and then refirgerate the balls until they are firm.

Handy hints: I always make a double batch of these and freeze some for when I need a quick gift or if unexpected visitors turn up over the festive season.

Adding spash of Baileys, or other liquer, to the mixture is a great way to make a more adult version of these treats - just leave out the vanilla extract.

I dipped these truffles in melted chocolate. NOM, NOM, NOM!

2 comments:

  1. Hi Michelle, I met you at Baking Mad's bake off in Divertimenti, I'm Fidelma's mum. We're vegetarian & have terrible problems finding vegetarian marshmallows, where would you recommend looking for them? I tried making them to a Victorian recipe and it was a total disaster!
    Ps I'm not expecting a reply before Xmas so don't worry

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  2. Hiya, was lovely to meet you and your daughter! I buy my vege/vegan marshmallows from here: http://www.scrumptioussweets.co.uk/categories/Vegan-%26-Vegetarian--Marshmallows./ They are expensive but worth it as they are really tasty and good quality.

    Hope this helps x

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