Chocolate, crunchy, light. Perfect for snacking. Very easy and quick recipe.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
30 mins
cook:
2 mins
total:
32 mins
Servings:
12
Yield:
12 candies
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Ingredients

12
Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Coat a 12 cup mini muffin pan with cooking spray. Divide popcorn, marshmallows and peanuts evenly among the cups.

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  • Place the chocolate into a microwave-safe container. Heat on high for 45 seconds, then continue to heat at 15 second intervals, stirring each time, until chocolate is melted and smooth. Pour into the muffin cups, filling to the top. Gently tap the pan on the counter to release any bubbles. Refrigerate until chocolate is set. Unmold and enjoy!

Nutrition Facts

275 calories; protein 5.6g 11% DV; carbohydrates 27.9g 9% DV; fat 18.1g 28% DV; cholesterol 0mg; sodium 104.2mg 4% DV. Full Nutrition
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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
12/22/2005
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! Read More
(18)

Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
12/20/2007
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! Read More
(29)
18 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 3
  • 4 star values: 7
  • 3 star values: 4
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 3
Rating: 3 stars
12/20/2007
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! Read More
(29)
Rating: 4 stars
12/22/2005
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! Read More
(18)
Rating: 3 stars
12/19/2008
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. Read More
(13)
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Rating: 4 stars
08/24/2008
This is a very easy treat. The most challenging part of the dish is chopping a pound of chocolate though I think it is worth it to use chocoalte blocks as opposed to chips for quality. I made these for a picnic and they had softened by the time people ate them. They were messy but tasty. I would like to have tried them when the chocolate was still hardened by the cooling. Almost too rich for me with the amount of chocolate on each need to help hold the items together. I wonder if making a marshmallow paste of sorts to hold the ingredients together would be a good idea so you can then drizzle the chocolate sparingly over each "truffle". I may try that next time. Also I think dried cranberries may be a good addition to this recipe. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
10/06/2011
I made these for a friend who just got her braces off. Everyone loved them. Here's how I changed the recipe to make it work for me. First I chopped walnuts and put them in the bottom of the mini muffin cup liner. Then I poured the melted chocolate over the nuts. I placed two pieces of buttered salted popcorn and two mini marshmallows on top of the chocolate. I used about 3/4 lb of chocolate with 1/4 cup cream to make it pourable. The recipe made 24 truffles for me. So delish! Read More
(5)
Rating: 4 stars
03/31/2008
Super yummy. I mixed all the ingredients including the melted chocolate in a bowl first then transfered to muffin tins. They didn't turn out as perfect looking truffles but rather delicious lumps of goodness. It didn't melt the marshmallows as one other reviewer reported - Maybe because I added the marshmallows to the mix last. I will definitely make this again. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/01/2011
very good Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
01/12/2009
I used spanish peanuts and buttered popcorn. These were good at room temperature but very messy. They did not turn out the way I thought. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
05/11/2008
These are delicious! They are also messy and kind of funky shaped but they sure are fun. =) Read More
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