Prior to this blog, I didn't have much use for Nilla Wafers. Sure, they were nice little crust-makers for mini strawberry cheesecakes, and I have fond memories of snacking on them after school at daycare in my younger days. But those days are passed and I find myself reaching for a more involved cookie these days.
So when I found myself with 3/4 of a box remaining after making a batch of mini cheesecakes, I didn't do too much with them. If you recall my Simple S'Mores post a few weeks ago, I'd discovered that Nilla Wafers could be modified to meet my snacking needs.
So, when I found myself with an abundance of ganache after making the Flourless Chocolate Beet Cupcakes, I turned to the Nilla Wafers yet again for inspiration. With the thought of my beloved macarons in my mind--I've yet to attempt to make those decadent little cookies, it's on my list!--I began experimenting.
I bring to you, Chocolate Mock-arons.
First, I used the ganache as filling between two wafers. Good, but one bite and all the ganache dripped out. I also dunked some in chocolate and snacked while I conjured. Delicious. I also filled some with peanutbutter, then dipped the whole sandwich in ganache.
Boyfriend approves, as he lusts after peanutbutter and chocolate like no other, so I'm certain these are a success. Will keep Nilla Wafers on hand from this point onward for ganache vehicles in the future.
|Captain Jack also approves.|