This is my sweet boy, Gabriel. He just turned 9.
I call him Pie, short for Pumpkin Pie Guy which is what I called him when he was a wee bit. But the nickname proved prophetic.
This child of mine likes to cook.
He has his own sharp knife, given to him by Sue. He learned to make her sauce before I did.
He can light our grill and cook some steak. He likes to season the meat, but after a foray into “secret ingredients”–cinnamon in the hamburgers–he has to clear his recipes with me.
But this one, something he cooked up on the stove over Easter break, is a winner.
He calls them S’more Truffles.
12 oz chocolate chips
½ cup half and half
In a double boiler over medium heat, melt the chocolate chips and half and half.
Spread parchment paper on a cookie sheet. Using a spoon, drop the melted chocolate into circles about two inches wide. Top with marshmallows and crushed graham crackers. Freeze for at least three hours.
Gabriel wants me to say that if you have one of those fancy blowtorches, you could brown the marshmallows before serving. But he’s not allowed to use one yet, so he’s only guessing that would be good.
I love these because they are a light and delicious mouthful. Not too heavy, not too much. Just perfect for summer twilight dessert time!