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Chocolate Mint Truffles

  • Prep 60 min
  • Total 3 hr 30 min
  • Servings 36

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

The Decorated Cookie
September 18, 2017

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)

Steps

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  • 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.

Expert 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 Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
150
Calories from Fat
70
% Daily Value
Total Fat
8g
12%
Saturated Fat
4 1/2g
23%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
10mg
3%
Sodium
30mg
1%
Potassium
80mg
2%
Total Carbohydrate
19g
6%
Dietary Fiber
1g
4%
Sugars
17g
Protein
1g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
2%
2%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
2%
2%
Iron
4%
4%
Exchanges:
1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
1
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
More About This Recipe
  • 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. You’ll only need four ingredients for the filling: semi-sweet chocolate chips, powdered sugar, peppermint extract and cream cheese. Let them set about 30 minutes and you have lovely chocolate mint truffles!

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