Mint Truffles

Mint Truffles

Are you guys tired of seeing recipe for truffles yet? Trust me when I tell you that these are too easy and too good not to include in the 12 Days of Christmas Treats! I’m serious when I say they’re easy – there are only 3 ingredients (not including the sprinkles, etc for coating the outside)! The end result is creamy, fudgy, minty and all around delicious. As you can see I was having a hard time being consistent and I used all kinds of things to coat the truffles. The adult taste testers seemed to favor the powdered sugar coated ones, and the kids liked the ones with sprinkles (of course). I liked them all! If you need an easy Christmas treat as the days get busier, give these a try – I’m sure they’ll be a hit!

Mint Truffles

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Mint Truffles

Yield: 24 truffles

Ingredients:

1 package (10 oz) mint chocolate chips (I used the andes mint chips)
1/3 cup whipping cream
1/4 cup butter or margarine
Chocolate Sprinkles for coating*

Directions:

Line baking sheet with waxed paper and set aside. Melt chips with whipping cream and butter in a medium saucepan over low heat, stirring occasionally. Pour into a bowl and refrigerate until mixture is fudgy, but soft - about 2 hours.

Shape about 1 Tbsp of mixture into a 1 1/4 inch ball. Roll in chocolate sprinkles to coat and set on waxed paper. Repeat with remaining mixture. Store in the refrigerator or freeze for longer storage.

*Note: As you see in my pictures, the truffles could also be coated with powdered sugar, cocoa powder, chopped nuts, sprinkles, or cookie crumbs.

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10 Responses to “Mint Truffles”

  1. 1

    Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar — December 11, 2011 @ 7:51 am

    These little beauties sound delightful!

  2. 2

    Marina {YummyMummyKitchen.com} — December 11, 2011 @ 10:58 am

    Cute AND delicious!

  3. 3

    Rachel @ Baked by Rachel — December 11, 2011 @ 11:39 am

    So cute! I bet these would vanish on a dessert party display. I have to admit they’re making me want munchkins though lol It’s the sprinkles! :)

  4. 4

    Lisa @ Sweet as Sugar Cookies — December 11, 2011 @ 2:23 pm

    One never gets tired of seeing chocolaty treats, especially ones as pretty as those.

  5. 5

    Laura (Blogging Over Thyme) — December 11, 2011 @ 6:05 pm

    Very cute and the perfect holiday present. I have some leftover ganache in my fridge and I think I may just have to make truffles with it now… :)

  6. 6

    BusyWorkingMama — December 15, 2011 @ 9:17 am

    Just printed this recipe. It would be great for a holiday party I am having next week!

  7. 7

    Kelly @ Free Spirit Food — December 20, 2011 @ 2:39 pm

    I love these. Looks so good and so easy!

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    Gina B. — December 10, 2012 @ 1:02 am

    I made these. I highly recommend not using any butter. You don’t need it. Causes the chocolate to roll slimy. The recipe hardens in the refrigerator. not easy to roll into balls without making a mess and without likely losing at least one cookie (chocolate gets everywhere).

    • megan replied: — December 10th, 2012 @ 6:54 am

      Thanks for the comment Gina. Did you try the recipe without butter? I agree the chocolate can be a little difficult to roll, but I remember mine being difficult because it was on the soft side rather than the hard side. I probably didn’t refrigerate mine long enough (running out of time to take pictures probably haha), and maybe you refrigerated yours too long? I’d be curious to know how it turns out if you don’t use the butter, and how it affects the texture. if you try it, let me know. :)

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    Gina B — December 10, 2012 @ 7:28 am

    No, I only had the one set of ingredients which in the end gave me 11.

    It softens real quick when rolling out because of the butter (also hardens real quick because of the butter) so that is a detail you might include in the prep details. there must be a glove to wear or something.

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