Chocolate Mint Truffles

Total Time
2hrs 10mins
Prep 2 hrs
Cook 10 mins

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.

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


  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).


Most Helpful

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

AbbyM December 22, 2007

Very very nummy. I made these to give away as Christmas gifts but had to make two batches as I ate most of them on my own. I had to substitute 1/2 tsp of mint extract since I didn't have any schnapps and didn't feel like going out in the -20 weather but it turned out alright. Thanks evelyn!

horseplay December 13, 2003

These taste wonderful! I had to chill the truffle mixture overnight before it was firm enough to roll into balls; this is probably a testament to my crummy fridge, rather than the recipe. Thank you for sharing!

amy.hough December 21, 2008

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