Easy Mint Truffle Recipe

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Many years ago I started making homemade candy for Christmas.  It has turned into quite an adventure and I am up to about 15 different kinds every year.  One of my favorite types of  homemade candies to make is a chocolate truffle.  They are incredibly easy and you can change them in so many ways to suit various holidays or even assorted party colors.  Since I am not a huge fan of artificial ingredients, I used India Tree naturally dyed sprinkles.  They are not quite as vibrant as the artificial ones but still came out quite nice.  I also rolled some of them in powdered sugar or cocoa powder.  I used Simply Organic peppermint extract for flavor.

Homemade Truffle Recipe for Saint Patricks Day

This homemade truffle recipe takes very little time to make.  Melt the chocolate in the heavy cream, add your flavors, and chill for a couple hours.  Then just use a small scoop to plop them onto parchment paper, roll and dip.  Total time, not including chilling, was less than an hour.  I thought these would make a perfect Saint Patricks Day treat for my family and even a few friends and neighbors.  I like to use a combination bittersweet and semisweet chocolate and organic heavy cream.  This is a very rich truffle recipe and I guarantee you chocolate lovers will NOT be disappointed!

Easy Mint Chocolate Truffle RecipeEasy Mint Truffle Recipe

Yields 36 candies

Easy Mint Truffle Recipe

Incredibly easy and rich truffle recipe

2 hrPrep Time

2 hrTotal Time

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Ingredients

  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 10 ounces bittersweet chocolate chips
  • 8 ounces semi sweet chocolate chips
  • 1 1/2 tsp peppermint extract
  • 1/3 cup EACH: powdered sugar, cocoa powder, and sprinkles for rolling

Instructions

  1. In a medium sized pan over medium low heat, combine heavy cream and both chocolates.
  2. Melt the chocolate slowly, stirring occasionally, until completely smooth.
  3. Remove from heat and stir in peppermint extract
  4. Chill 2 hours or until firm
  5. Scoop chocolate out with 1 1/2 inch scoop and place on parchment paper
  6. When all chocolate is scooped out, roll quickly in hands into a smooth ball. Act quickly, chocolate will melt!
  7. Roll each ball in desired coating
  8. Store at room temperature for up to 2 weeks.
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Comments

  1. Looks delicious. I love that these are dye free!
  2. These look and sound delicious, definitely going to try them out! Thanks for sharing on the weekend re-Treat link party. Hope you link up to the party again tomorrow!Britni @ Play. Party. Pin.

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