Step 6: Mushroom Truffle Forest Cups

Mushroom Truffle Forest Cups

To turn your little mushroom truffles into little forest cups like the ones in the photo, you'll need to make a wonderful Mocha Mint chocolate clay base to set your mushrooms on, and decorate them with jelly beans and dyed coconut flakes.
Extra Ingredients:
Mocha Mint Chocolate Clay ingredients:

14 oz candy melts (light cocoa works well)
1/3 cup light corn syrup
1 tsp mint extract,
1/2 tsp instant coffee such as Starbucks Via Ready Brew

Flake coconut
Green food coloring
jelly beans

Extra supplies:
rolling pin
round cookie cutter (sized to fit your muffin tops), or sharp knife to cut clay into the shape you need to fill your decorative container
Muffin top cups or decorative container*

*These muffin Top Cups are like short, wide cupcake paper liners from "Cupcake Creations", and are slightly sturdier than the usual cupcake paper liners...You could just use little paper doilies, or cut down the sides of some pretty cupcake paper liners to be about 1/2" high. Another idea would be to use cardstock to shape a small shallow square shaped decorative tray.
<p>Thanks but i saw magic truffles on <strong><a href="http://www.magic-truffles-shop.com/" rel="nofollow">magic-truffles-shop.com</a></strong> . They are selling truffles but i am not sure whether its legal or not.</p>
<p>Hi Ranzo- I checked the link you sent--wow, I don't know anything about real truffles, and I always thought they were very rare. Thanks for taking the time to send the link. The recipe I made up doesn't use real truffles, just a lot of chocolate and rich avocado and butter primarily, but the result is cute and delicious.</p>
<p>Hey @bgartman -- If you really want to know about real magic truffles than you should visit this blog http://magictrufflesshop.wordpress.com/ .</p>
<p>Not sure how I've overlooked this great Instructable all this time. </p><p>I love it!</p>
Awww, thanks so very much!<br>
These look awesome... High Five for you
What!!! I cracked my screen?!
heheh! this is so cute! hi-5!
Aww this is so cute. I love it. I can't wait to try it out. So what kind of a taste does the avacodo add? I hate coffee but I know it can be wonderful in chocolate chip cookies and you would never know it's there. Is it the same kind of thing? <br><br>Love the description you have of yourself. You sound a lot like me. I cook, sew, paint, build, ect and my kids believe mommy can make anything which I love. I haven't done the fused glass but that sounds awsome. Are you on etsy?
here is mine! yey!
Ohhhh, these are really cute! I really like how yours turned out. Thanks for showing me<br>
they were for a tinkerbell themed birthday party.. they don't sell red candy colour here so i had to settle with the colour pink.. :)
it is so lovely !<br>I loved you are one of the runners.<br>&gt;)
avacado?...interesting will have to try it some time to see what the flavor is like ,just cant picture the taste ...
The taste of the avocado in the recipe is really delicious, especially with the Droste cocoa powder. I was so surprised the first time I made them! I have a 12 year old son who is a very selective, picky eater. He and one of his friends were standing by the mixing bowl as I was making the truffles this weekend, fighting over &quot;leftover&quot; chocolate dough. The amount of avocado in the recipe ends up being around 1/2 cup or less, which isn't that much, but just enough to lend it a nice &quot;earthy&quot; taste and a dense creamy texture.. <br>I was thinking that the dough would also be good with a pinch of cinnamon, and a pinch of cayenne pepper also, like a chocolate bar that I recently had that was really good. <br>I hope you like them :)
I like playing with chocolate :) I made some of these last weekend for a spring get together. Mine didn't turn out as pretty but they were very tasty. I've made other truffle recipes before but the avocado added a new touch. I will have to play with this some more. <br>Ancho chile powder works great with chocolate ;)
I'm really glad to hear that you liked the taste of them. I think most people are a little uncertain about making the recipe when they see avocado as an ingredient. It was really nice of you to add the comment that you made them- thanks!
These are just so darned adorable! And the bumblebee...precious! I am in awe of creative people.<br><br>BTW, to substitute for the avocado, I'd think butter would be better than banana, replacing fat with fat. A typical avocado contains 22g of fat, so try adding 2 Tbl. more butter, also 22g of fat.
What do you suggest as a substitute for someone who really hate avocado? :D These are adorable.
Well, somehow they don't actually taste like avocado, so it might be worth a try for you (especially if you have a bunch of friends to help you eat them). Otherwise, I'm thinking banana might work too (I haven't tried that yet) <br> <br>My 12 year old son and his friends like them, and my son is NOT a fan of avocado either. <br>
Ah just saw below that you suggested banana. Will have to try it. Thanks!
This is SO DARN CUTE and FUN! I like making candy which has some alter ego. Like Gummy frogs and chocolate boxes. This is the best truffle idea I have seen in a long time. Thanks for sharing this.
Your Avatar photo is unbelievably cute! Thanks so much for giving such a nice compliment. I'm blushing! ....oh, maybe that's just a red chocolate smudge from the mushroom truffles :) <br>I hope you'll try making them, as the Droste cocoa/avocado/butter/confectioner's sugar/vanilla combo is surprisingly addictive . <br> <br>..and thanks again <br>
It looks like that little measuring spoon would make a great mold for flatter-shaped caps, too! <br><br>Do you lubricate the molds with a nonstick spray or oil of any kind? I'm sure they pop out easily after freezing, but if you use a mold that only holds one, would it be difficult to remove the mushroom after it's molded, before it's frozen? (I hope I'm making myself clear...)
I agree with you that the measuring spoon is a handy mushroom mold shape! I usually just whip them up by hand, as I think the slightly irregular shapes look more like natural mushrooms. <br>I didn't spray the mold, as the dough has a fair amount of butter/avocado in it, and this particular mold has a soft rubber flexible bottom that allows you to push the frozen mushroom shapes out easily. If I were using a mold that wasn't flexible, I think it would be best to use a non-stick spray on the pan. <br> <br>I really appreciate that you took the time to write, and I hope you like the truffles when you make them <br>Brenda
It may interest you to know that in Indonesia, the advocado-chocolate combination is very popular. Everywhere you go sells a drink called 'apulcat' which is chocolate syrup, advocado and sometimes coffee blended together with crushed ice.
That sounds DELICIOUS :) Those are 3 of my favorite foods on earth!
That actually sounds really good!
Neat! I love the idea of the avocado-chocolate combination.
Today in brandbagstore.net bought a bag. Pretty cheap
What a work of art!<br>Nice job :)
This looks great! I'll have to try it next time I make truffles (but I will leave out the avocado, as I'm allergic to it).<br><br>You could add a hookah-smoking caterpillar on top for a scene from Alice in Wonderland. Tell the kids one side will make you grow really big and the other really small.
...maybe a small banana would be a good substitute for the avocado? <br> <br>The Alice in Wonderland scene is a fun idea. I'm not sure how to make a candy hookah though :)

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