How to Make Caesar Salad Truffles with Crouton Dust

Last week I took some “secret-ingredient” blondies to work and set my coworkers to the task of finding out what it was. Turns out, it was Manwich, but before they figured that out, they gave me a lot of really good ideas on what I could have used instead, one of them being salad dressing. I wanted to find a way to incorporate croutons (possibly the best part of a salad) into whatever recipe I decided upon and immediately thought of my go-to truffles.

Hello sweet and savory!


Caesar Salad Truffles

(makes about 16 truffles)


  • 3.5 ounces Caesar Salad Croutons
  • 2T creamy Caesar dressing
  • 3T butter
  • 3 ounces dark chocolate


  1. Pulse croutons in food processor until fine crumbs.
  2. In medium bowl, melt together chocolate and butter in microwave.
  3. Stir dressing and then 3/4 cup crouton crumbs into melted chocolate.
  4. Chill in fridge for 20 minutes and then scoop into 2 teaspoon-sized balls, and roll in remaining pulverized croutons.
  5. Return to fridge for another 20 minutes and serve (If you like your truffles softer, forego the second chilling time).

By Becky McKay

Becky McKay is known around the Internet blogosphere as "The Cereal Baker," most often responsible for not following any rules in the kitchen. She is currently on a mission to cover every food in the world with some level of chocolate.

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