S’more Truffles {Wild}

{Wild}

Reese Witherspoon has been one of my favorite actresses ever since she fiercely rocked the bend and snap in Legally Blonde. That being said, the poor girl has been stuck in rom com land for years. “Wild” is Reese Witherspoon like you’ve never seen here before, and that’s a great thing. Witherspoon plays a woman named Cheryl who, after the death of her mother and collapse of her marriage, embarks on a 1,000+ mile hike along the Pacific Coast Trail completely alone in an effort to regain what she has lost. The audience learns more about Cheryl through flashbacks as she hikes north, and invites the viewer to reflect too on their own life struggles, choices, and dreams.

While this film has not been nominated for best picture, I wanted to include a tribute to Witherspoon’s Best Actress nomination. There’s something beautiful about the simplicity of this film, and I urge you all to carve out some time to enjoy it.

{S’mores Truffles}

Makes about 3 dozen truffles.

While Reese is roughing it on the trail, her meal options are slim. I mean, really slim. When she mistakenly purchases the wrong type of gas to light her stove, she’s forced to eat cold mush for days on end until she makes it to the next stop. Instead of trying to recreate one of her dismal camping meals, I opted for the cliche camping dessert option: s’mores. S’mores are probably the only way you will ever convince me to go camping, and even then it’s a stretch.

Ingredients:

  • 25 graham cracker sheets {about 3 packages}
  • 1 {7 oz.} container marshmallow fluff
  • 2 oz. cream cheese
  • 16 oz. melting chocolate

Instructions:

  • Blend the graham crackers in a food processor until crumbs are formed.
  • Leaving about 1/4 cup aside, combine the crumbs, marshmallow fluff, and cream cheese in a medium sized bowl and mix until well combined. It takes a few minutes for it all to come together.
  • Form the crumb mixture into 1 inch balls and place on wax paper.
  • Melt the chocolate according to package directions.
  • Dip the graham cracker balls into the chocolate and place back on wax paper. Sprinkle with the remaining graham cracker crumbs and let sit until chocolate has hardened.

I promise this delicious dessert will impress your friends, and with minimal effort! And they’re great in case you feel like experiencing anything remotely related to camping without all the dirt and sweat and sore feet and stuff. Enjoy — and go see “Wild”! Happy eating.

 

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