About this recipe: Chocolate, crunchy and light - perfect for treats. Very easy and quick recipe.
I tried to make these today. After almost failing miserably here are my suggestions. First I had to add some oil to my chocolate chips to get them to melt smooth enough. Second, it became quickly apparent that there was way too much chocolate for 12 truffles. Luckily I had more of all the other ingredients. It seemed like a real pain to try to pour on top of the ingredients into the muffin pan, so instead I poured the other ingredients into the chocolate and kept mixing until the consistency was right (at least twice as much as called for if not more. Unfortunately my chocolate was too hot and it melted some of the marshmallows. Uggghhh!!!! Once I had a good mixture I dropped them into mini muffin cups. It made about 28 truffles instead of 12. I scraped the remainder of the chocolate onto a spoon and put some popcorn, marshmallows and peanuts on it. Yummy! I think I would actually make these again now that I know the secrets. Add oil to the chocolate and don't let it get too hot. Mix the stuff in one big bowl and then put them into the muffin tins. Good luck! - 20 Dec 2007 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)
pretty good-except, I suggest putting melted chocolate in the bottom of the pan and then the popcorn,nuts, and marshmellows and topping it off with more chocolate to make sure it is covered. Also, i recommend putting the truffles in mini colored paper cups to make them look nicer. I even melted chocolate/carmel morsals instead of plain chocolate ones.yum! - 21 Dec 2005 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)
This was a good recipe, though I recommend the following... Add 4 Tablespoons of cream and butter to the chocolate while melting. Adding the milk and butter creates a ganache which is easier to bite through than solid chocolate. Also before pouring the chocolate, move the ingredients to the sides by borrowing a hole in the middle of the ingredients... then pour the choc into the 'hole' and you will find that the chocolate holds the items together. Lastly, pretzels broken into bite-sized pieces are a good substitute for the popcorn and seem to hold the crunch better. Another reviewer complained about chopping the chocolate... I used chocolate chips and found no need for chopping. - 19 Dec 2008 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)