Chocolate Mint Truffles

READY IN: 2hrs 10mins
Recipe by evelynathens

These are so good. Just the right touch of mint. There's a 2 hour refrigeration period for the chocolate mixture to become firm enough to shape. Other than that, they're quick to make.

Top Review by AbbyM

Very easy. If you have no cream, cream cheese works great. I used 4 oz. of it and it was so tasty!

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 14 cup heavy cream
  • 3 tablespoons peppermint schnapps
  • 3 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 2 tablespoons icing sugar

Directions

  1. In a saucepan, combine the chocolate, butter, cream and schnapps and heat over moderately-low heat, stirring, until it is smooth.
  2. Transfer to a small bowl and chill, covered, for 2 hours, or until firm.
  3. In a small bowl, sift together cocoa and icing sugar and combine well.
  4. Put bowl of truffle mixture in a bowl of ice and cold water.
  5. Form the mixture into 1 inch balls, coating fingers with cocoa mixture to keep truffle from sticking, and roll balls in cocoa mixture.
  6. Chill on a baking sheet lined with wax paper for atleast 1 hour, or until firm.
  7. Serve in a dish garnished with fresh mint leaves.
  8. (the truffles keep in an airtight container, chilled, for up to 2 weeks).

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