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Chocolate Mint Truffles

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Chocolate Mint Truffles
  • Prep Time 60 min
  • Total Time 3 hr 30 min
  • Servings 36
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Chocolate Mint Truffles

Creamy chocolate filling with a hint of mint and a smooth chocolate coating make these simple truffles out of this world delicious!

Ingredients

8
oz. cream cheese, softened
2
cups (12 oz.) semi-sweet chocolate chips
1/2
teaspoon peppermint extract
2
cups confectioner’s sugar
2
cups (12 oz.) milk chocolate chips
1/2
cup green candy melts (optional)

Directions

  • 1 In a standing mixer fitted with flat beater, or in a large bowl with an electric hand mixer, place softened cream cheese. Beat cream cheese for a few seconds.
  • 2 Meanwhile, melt chocolate in microwave. Place semi-sweet chocolate chips in a microwave-safe bowl and microwave for 90 seconds at 70 percent power. Stir and continue to microwave for 30-second, then 15-second, intervals until chocolate chips are almost all melted. Stir until all chips are melted and mixture is smooth. Scrape chocolate into the mixer and blend with cream cheese. Mix in peppermint extract. Gradually stir in confectioner’s sugar. Place whole bowl in the refrigerator for an hour.
  • 3 Line two baking trays with wax paper. Remove truffle filling from refrigerator. Roll balls of filling between your palms and place on baking trays. The balls should be about 1 inch across.
  • 4 Melt the milk chocolate chips the same way you melted the semi-sweet chocolate chips. Drop a truffle into the chocolate, roll it around with a spoon, and lift it out of the chocolate with a fork. Tap fork on side of bowl a few times to remove excess chocolate, then slide truffle back on tray. Finish with the rest of the truffles and let chocolate set well, 1 to 2 hours at room temperature.
  • 5 To add decoration, melt the green candy melts in the microwave as you did the chocolate. Pour into a disposable decorating bag (available at craft store) or a freezer zip-top bag. Snip the tip of the bag and pipe your designs. Let set about 30 minutes.
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Creamy chocolate filling with a hint of mint and a smooth chocolate coating make these simple truffles out of this world delicious!

As prepared by The Decorated Cookie,

Chocolate mint truffles are utterly decadent and the best treat you can give. (Or keep for yourself!) These gems have creamy chocolate inside with just a hint of mint flavoring, balanced with the crunch of milk chocolate coating. 

Traditional truffles are made with a ganache filling—a combination of melted chocolate and heavy cream. Here, I use melted chocolate with cream cheese and powdered sugar (which is easier and more forgiving) to mix up and roll into balls.

The green decoration is optional, but I think it adds a little extra oomph.

 

chocolate mint truffles

You’ll only need four ingredients for the filling: semi-sweet chocolate chips, powdered sugar, peppermint extract and cream cheese.

 

chocolate mint truffles

In a standing mixer fitted with the flat beater, or in a large bowl with an electric hand mixer, place the softened cream cheese and beat for a few seconds. Meanwhile, melt the chocolate in the microwave. Stir and stir until all the chips are melted and the mixture is smooth. Scrape the chocolate into the mixer and blend with the cream cheese.

 

chocolate mint truffles

Add the peppermint extract and mix some more. Gradually stir in the confectioner’s sugar. Place the whole bowl in the fridge for an hour.

 

chocolate mint truffles

Line two baking trays with wax paper. Get the bowl of truffles and grab a pinch. Roll into a ball between your palms. The balls should be about 1-inch across. You should get about 36 truffles total.

 

chocolate mint truffles

Now, melt the milk chocolate chips the same way you melted the semi-sweet chocolate chips. Drop a truffle into the chocolate, roll it around with a spoon, and lift it out of the chocolate with a fork. Tap the fork on the side of the bowl a few times to remove the excess chocolate and slide the truffle back on the tray.

Finish with the rest of the truffles and let the chocolate set well, one to two hours at room temperature. You can set the chocolate more quickly in the fridge, but because I’m piping decoration on them, I want to keep the chocolate at room temperature so nothing weird happens with the cold. I clearly don’t suffer from perfectionism, but if you want more perfect-looking truffles, you can trim imperfections at the bottom using a vegetable peeler after the chocolate is well set.

 

chocolate mint truffles

If you’re adding decorations, melt the green candy melts (found at a craft store) just as you did the chocolate. Pour into a disposable decorating bag (also found at a craft store) or a freezer zip-top bag. Snip the tip of the bag and pipe your designs.

 

chocolate mint truffles

Let them set about 30 minutes and you have lovely chocolate mint truffles!

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Tips  

After chocolate is well set and before you add decoration, you can trim chocolate imperfections from the bottom of the truffles using a vegetable peeler.

Nutrition Information 

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
142
Daily Value
Total Fat
7g
10%
(
Saturated Fat
4g
20%
)
Cholesterol
10mg
3%
Sodium
36mg
2%
Potassium
9mg
0%
Total Carbohydrate
20g
7%
(
Dietary Fiber
0g
2%
,
Sugars
18g
)
Protein
1g
Daily Value*:
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
3%
3%
Iron
1%
1%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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