Mint Chocolate Chip Truffles

These Mint Chocolate Chip Truffles have a soft, creamy mint chocolate chip center and are coated in decadent chocolate! What are you waiting for? Go make some today!

Delicious, creamy Mint Chocolate Chip Truffles recipe! So easy to make too!

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Last month I made some Mint Chocolate Chip Brownies that were simply OUT OF THIS WORLD delicious. They were so good, they got me thinking about truffles.

I could just shovel that mint chocolate chip frosting into my mouth, but why not create a treat that serves the same purpose, but is a little more dainty?

Okay, maybe not dainty. How about “acceptable”?

I mean, do people think it is okay to eat frosting by the spoonful? Sure, in the privacy of your own home, but at parties?

These Mint Chocolate Truffles are the perfect party food! You’ll be the star of the show if you bring a big bowl of Mint Chocolate Truffles along!

And I promise that Mint Chocolate Truffles are so easy to assemble.

Delicious, creamy Mint Chocolate Chip Truffles recipe! So easy to make too!


Start with softened butter and cream cheese. If it’s too cold, it doesn’t get as smooth and creamy as you need it for the mint chocolate chip filling!

Make sure when it’s time to add the extract you use PEPPERMINT, not mint. Unless you like spearmint. Then these could be known as after dinner truffles…no need to brush your teeth, these would taste like toothpaste. Yeah. Let’s avoid that and just use peppermint, m’kay?

Let’s talk food coloring. I get the best results when I use Americolor gels. I dip a toothpick into the gel and “swipe” it into my butter mixture. This little bit is all I need to get the soft green coloring.

If you only have drops, just add one drop at a time. Ain’t nobody wanna eat grass colored mints. Ha!

Use a 1 Tbsp scoop to portion out your mint chocolate chip filling. You’ll want to drop your Mint Chocolate Truffles onto a parchment paper lined baking sheet. And FREEZE them for about an hour (more than that is fine, too).

Use fingertips to shape frozen truffles into a ball. Then use a toothpick to dip Mint Chocolate Truffles into melted chocolate.

Again, USE GOOD CHOCOLATE. I love the bags of Ghirardelli Melting Wafers. Not only do they melt smooth, but they taste delicious too.

I loved using a combination of white and dark chocolate. Feel free to do both, or choose your favorite and decorate the tops with mini chocolate chips.


If you’ve followed along here for a while, you’ll know that I LOVE mint chocolate chip recipes. If you love mint chocolate chip as much as I do, I’ve got plenty of options here for you.

In addition to my Mint Chocolate Truffles and Mint Chocolate Chip Brownies, try my Mint Chocolate Chip Fudge, Mint Chocolate Chip Rice Krispie Treats, Mint Chocolate Chip Whoopie Pies, or Mint Chocolate Chip Cookie Sandwiches.

Whip up a batch of these Mint Chocolate Truffles and wow your friends at your next party. I know they’ll love them!

Yield: 3-4 dozen

Mint Chocolate Truffles

Prep Time 30 minutes
Additional Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 30 minutes

These Mint Chocolate Truffles have a soft, creamy mint chocolate chip center and are coated in decadent chocolate! What are you waiting for? Go make some today!


  • 4 oz cream cheese, softened
  • ½ cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 tsp peppermint extract
  • 1 drop green food coloring gel
  • ½ cup semi-sweet mini chocolate morsels
  • 12 oz chocolate coating, melted (feel free to use the dark or the white chocolate, or both)


  1. Beat cream cheese and butter until creamy. Add sugar, peppermint extract and food coloring. Beat until well combined.
  2. Fold in chocolate morsels.
  3. Using a 1 tbsp scoop, drop onto a parchment paper lined baking sheet. Freeze for about an hour (more is fine).
  4. Using a toothpick, pick up the truffle and dip it into the melted chocolate, tapping the side of the bowl to remove the excess chocolate. If desired, add a couple of mini morsels for garnish. Store in refrigerator for up to a week.

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Delicious, creamy Mint Chocolate Chip Truffles recipe! So easy to make too!

Today’s recipe was originally posted on Shugary Sweets on March 21, 2016 and has been republished in November 2018

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Posted on November 6, 2018

Comments & Reviews

  1. I actually added another cup of powdered sugar and refrigerated it for about 30 minutes before forming the mint cream into balls. Froze the balls for about two hours and it worked just fine. Deliciousness!!

  2. Made this almost entirely as directed; the only difference is that I used the “1/3 less fat” cream cheese. The filling had the consistency of pudding, so I had to freeze it for an hour or two before I could roll it into balls, let alone dip it. But once I did, and got these dipped and served them to my coworkers, they were a hit. They melt in your mouth!

  3. Made these last night. I used whipped cream cheese and I ended up with a filling that required freezing in order to dip them. I was a bit frustrated with myself that I didn’t use regular cream cheese until I tried a finished one at room temp. OH MAN. It literally MELTS in your mouth. Ghiradelli melting chips and a filling slightly thicker than royal icing = decadent heaven. Bob Ross is right, we don’t make mistakes, only happy accidents.

  4. It is because the ingredients say powder sugar but the instructions never say to add the powder sugar. I️ think you are forgetting to add that into the mixture. 

  5. Tried the recipe as directed. Because it is too much like icing I had a problem with the balls setting up. Even after an overnight in the freezer. Days later…still soft. I was able, with much trouble, to dip into the chocolate. Surprising, since I only use Ghirardelli! However, the bottoms didn’t firm up and solidify, leaving a gooey mess on the wax paper. We’ve decided to make bars with the rest, using an Oreo crust, and a ganache top layer. Never waste. Just invent another recipe!

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