Recipe - Key Lime Pie Truffles

So as some of you may know (by following Yelp check-ins, reading Twitter updates, or good ol' creepy stalking), I am in DC for a vacation for myself. Last time I went out on a solo trip, I brought Thin Mint truffles to my hosting friend. This time around, I brought key lime pie truffles seeing as the last time I made key lime pie, my DC friend had said how much he wanted it. I was glad that he ended up liking these! The recipe follows below and shows you just how easy homemade truffles are (though sometimes time-consuming depending on your topping)! These ones came out quite tart.

Step 1: Ingredients (yields 30-40 truffles) 
  • zest from 1 lime 
  • 1/2 cup key lime juice 
  • 1 cup graham crackers, crushed and divided 
  • 1 package (8 oz) cream cheese, softened 
  • 1 package (12 oz) white chocolate chips, melted (optional)
  • 1 package (16 oz) vanilla creme crackers 

Step 2: Creating the truffle filling 
Using either a food processor or the rolling-pin-over-bag-of-cookies method, crush the vanilla creme crackers to bits. Then add in your zest, key lime juice, 1/2 cup of graham crackers, and cream cheese. Mix until well-combined and place in fridge/freezer to harden mixture. If it's looking too dry, add more graham crackers.

Step 3: Shaping 
Shape the truffle mixture into round 1-inch balls as best as possible. If needed, place mix back into the fridge if moving too slowly lest they melt in your hands. Place mounds onto wax or parchment paper on a baking sheet to ease transport. Place back into fridge/freezer to harden.

Step 4: Finishing 
The toppings come last and are subjective. I used crushed graham crackers and white chocolate with graham cracker crumbs on top. For graham cracker coating, roll truffle into crumbs, pressing gently to get them to stick. For white chocolate coating, melt approximately half of the white chocolate and roll truffles into mixture using forks or your hands (forks are easier). Repeat. Then enjoy!