I can’t believe that I’m about to utter these two words, but I’m just going to spit them right out – Valentine’s Day. If you’re like me, you’ve barely finished packing away your holiday décor and pine needles may still fleck your floors. However, I’m sure you’ve ventured into Target or your local market only to be bombarded by all things pink and heart shaped.
I’ve never really been one to go crazy over Valentine’s Day – honestly I don’t even think Brian and I exchanged cards last year and that’s perfectly fine with me. If you are from the Midwest, you may also “celebrate” Sweetest Day which in my opinion is a marketing ploy to sell some greeting cards during the month of October – apparently Halloween cards aren’t all the rage.
As a kid, my mom always treated us to a special Valentine’s Day treat which usually included various candies and red, heart shaped suckers for Jared and I and chocolate covered almonds for my dad. So, even though I don’t get all gushy and go all out for this holiday – it’s always given me an excuse to eat dessert.
Brian picked up a bottle of Smirnoff Fluffed Marshmallow Vodka because he thought that I may enjoy it with the copious amounts of Hot Chocolate that I have been consuming. However, since I’m not much of a drinker, the amount that I was adding to my mug was quite trivial, so like all the liquor that ends up in my house, it was given a new purpose – S’mores Truffles.
Decadent chocolate is combined with Fluffed Marshmallow Vodka, and rolled into graham cracker crumbs for a fun spin on a classic flavor combination. And if you have a little extra time and patience on your agenda, you can even nestle a miniature marshmallow inside of each truffle.
So if you plan on making a little something special for your Valentine – or if not, these S’mores Truffles are a delicious adult treat for any occasion. If marshmallow vodka isn’t your thing, or you want to feed these to the kiddos, see the notes below for details on how to adapt the recipe.
Stay tuned in the coming weeks for more homemade treat ideas for your Valentine – heck I may even throw in something pink and heart shaped!