About this recipe: Chocolate, crunchy, light. Perfect for snacking. Great for kiddie parties. Very easy and quick recipe.
Hi ShellMc, can your 5 year old have other nuts? Any other nut - almonds, hazelnuts, pecans - would work a treat. If you want to skip nuts entirely, how about using dried currants or raisins? Another idea, for that salty edge, would be lightly crushing plain salted pretzels - it may sound strange, but the pretzels will mimic that slight saltiness and crunch that you would find with the salted peanuts! Just be sure to use plain salted pretzels, no flavoured pretzels. Let us know how you get on! - 27 Oct 2011
These sound really tasty. I would love to make these with my children but having 5 yr old peanuts is out of the question. Has anyone tried these using an alternitive and what did you use? - 24 Oct 2011
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)