12 ounces high quality semisweet or bittersweet chocolate, chopped
3 tablespoons unsalted butter
1/3 cup heavy cream
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
20 miniature marshmallows (optional)
4 sheets of graham crackers, crushed into crumbs
1. In a double boiler over barely simmering water, combine chocolate, butter and heavy cream. Heat until chocolate is melted. Stir until you have a smooth mixture.
2. Remove from heat and whisk in vanilla. Pour mixture into a shallow casserole dish and cool at room temperature for about 25 minutes. A good measure of readiness is to place a small dab of chocolate on your lips, if it’s not warm, the truffle mixture is ready to be infused.
3. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for about 2 hours. If you refrigerate longer than two hours, the mixture will be too hard to work with. If this occurs, allow the mixture to sit at room temperature until it is pliable enough to work with.
4. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Using a small scoop (2 teaspoons) or a melon baller, scoop out chocolate mixture (if stuffing with miniature marshmallows see the note section below), roll into one inch balls, and place on prepared baking sheet. Continue with remaining chocolate mixture. Roll balls into graham cracker crumbs. Refrigerate truffles until ready to serve.