Prep 1 hr
Cook 4 hrs
These elegant truffles make a special gift. The creamy center melts in your mouth.
- 1⁄3 cup heavy whipping cream
- 1⁄4 cup butter
- 1 (10 ounce) package creme de menthe baking chips
- 1 (12 ounce) packagevanilla flavored candy coating
- 2 drops green food coloring
- powdered sugar or cocoa
- 1⁄4 cup real semi-sweet chocolate chips, melted
- Combine whipping cream and butter in 2 quart saucepan. Cook over medium-low heat until butter is melted [4 to 5 minutes]. Add creme de menthe baking chips. Continue cooking, stirring constantly, until chips are melted and mixture is smooth. Cover; refrigerate at least 2 hours or freeze 1 hour until firm.
- Dust hands with powdered sugar or cocoa. Working quickly, shape mixture into 1 inch balls. Place balls onto waxed paper-lined baking sheet; refrigerate at least 2 hours.
- Meanwhile, melt candy coating in deep 1 quart saucepan over low heat; stir until smooth. Stir in food color until well mixed. Remove from heat; cool 10 minutes.
- Remove truffles from refrigerator. Place 1 truffle in candy coating mixture. Use small spoon to coat truffle; immediately remove and place onto waxed paper. Repeat with remaining truffles. Refrigerate until coating is set.
- Drizzle each truffle with melted chocolate. Refrigerate until set. Place truffles in paper or foil candy cups. Store refrigerated in container with tight-fitting lid up to 2 weeks.