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Last Updated on December 18, 2020 by Diane Hoffmaster
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 this easy mint truffle recipe. They are quick to make and the chocolate flavor is so incredibly rich! Whether you want to enjoy them for yourself or give them as a gift, you really need to try making truffles this year! Want a different flavor? Check out my red wine truffles!
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How to Make Homemade Truffles
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. You can also make your own mint extract if you are ambitious.
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. These are perfect for Christmas or even Saint Patricks Day. I like to use a combination of bittersweet and semisweet chocolate and organic heavy cream. This is a very rich truffle recipe and I guarantee you that chocolate lovers will NOT be disappointed! If you aren't a fan of mint, swap out the flavor of the extract and choose different colored sprinkles!
- 1 cup heavy cream
- 10 ounces bittersweet chocolate chips
- 8 ounces semi sweet chocolate chips
- 1 ½ tsp peppermint extract
- ⅓ cup EACH: powdered sugar, cocoa powder, and sprinkles for rolling
- In a medium sized pan over medium low heat, combine heavy cream and both chocolates.
- Melt the chocolate slowly, stirring occasionally, until completely smooth.
- Remove from heat and stir in peppermint extract
- Chill 2 hours or until firm
- Scoop chocolate out with 1 ½ inch scoop and place on parchment paper
- When all chocolate is scooped out, roll quickly in hands into a smooth ball. Act quickly, chocolate will melt!
- Roll each ball in desired coating
- Store at room temperature for up to 2 weeks.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 3729Total Fat: 256gSaturated Fat: 156gCholesterol: 271mgSodium: 90mgCarbohydrates: 347gSugar: 261gProtein: 37g
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Diane is a professional blogger and nationally certified pharmacy technician at Good Pill Pharmacy. She has two college aged kids, one husband and more pets than she will admit to. She earned her BS in Microbiology at the University of New Hampshire but left her career in science to become a stay at home mom. Years of playing with LEGO and coloring with crayons had her craving a more grown up purpose to her life and she began blogging and freelance writing full time. You can learn more about her HERE.