The Partiologist: Peppermint Truffles!

Peppermint Truffles!

One of my favorite Christmas combos is peppermint and chocolate.  And I've made my share of peppermint creations in the past, in fact I have pages of blog posts dedicated to PEPPERMINT.  Today I'm adding another addition to the peppermint family.

Peppermint Truffles!









Gingerbread shouldn't have all the fun.

Cute as a cake pop, but so much easier.


You probably love hearing the word easy this time of year, right?

Take a look.

First, find your peppermint wrappers.

I knew I had them, I just didn't know where.  Seriously, it took me longer to find the wrappers than it did to make the truffles.

Next, I crushed the soft peppermint sticks.

After mixing the chocolate truffles, I added a bit of crème de menthe.

Place the mixture in the refrigerator to harden, just enough to handle.

Start forming balls, using a small cookie scoop.

Place the balls into the wrapper and turn upside down into the crushed peppermint.

If you have the energy, find that peppermint tin you know you have and package them up.

















Or try a sample or two...or three.  I won't judge.

Peppermint Truffles


by The Partiologist
Ingredients
  • 8 ounces of high quality (62% cacao or higher) chocolate, chopped into small pieces.
  • 1/2 cup of heavy whipping cream
  • Crème de menthe flavoring
  • Crushed soft peppermint sticks
Instructions

In a small saucepan bring the heavy whipping cream to a simmer.
Place the chocolate in a separate bowl.
Pour the cream over the chocolate, stir until smooth.
Add the crème de menthe if desired.
Refrigerate until cool and firm.
Quickly roll into balls and dip into crushed peppermint candy.



Santa Approved!

14 comments :

  1. I love that Cream de Menthe flavoring. It adds a really nice flavor to a chocolate truffle.

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    1. Yes it sure does...I won't say how many I sampled! Thank you for stopping by! :)

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  2. Thank you, thank you. I can always count on you to make me look smart and creative.

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    1. LOL Happy to hear I am making you smart and creative!

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    1. Thank you, you are right...they are delicious!

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  4. I LOVE dark chocolate peppermint bark which is only available during this time of year and these would be a great substitute. Would I use crème de menthe liqueur rather than flavoring in the same quantity? Thanks for sharing this recipe!

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    1. Thank you Martha, I've never tried the crème de menthe liqueur, but it probably would work. Just start with a little and taste!

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  5. These are beautiful but I'm curious why you chose creme de menthe instead of peppermint extract? Thanks

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    1. Thank you Jennifer! I just like the softer flavor of crème de menthe, but you could certainly use peppermint extract.

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  6. oh my goodness i can sooo relate to spending so much time trying to find that something "that would be perfect" for a certain treat! LOL but it's all good cuz these guys look holiday perfect as always :)

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    1. I'm sure you can relate, sometimes I'm too organized for my own good! Thanks for the SWEET comment!

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  7. Peppermint and chocolate..yum!! Your truffles are so pretty and festive, AND with creme de menthe! I have never used it, but now I want to get rid of my peppermint extract and try this!

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    1. Thank you! Hope you like the crème de menthe, for me it's the perfect addition of mint!

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