Peppermint Truffles

Easy Peppermint Truffles with a rich, decadent chocolate center! The perfect Christmas recipe.

Easy Peppermint Truffles with a rich, decadent chocolate center! The perfect Christmas recipe.

I’ve been wanting to make these super simple Peppermint Truffles for a long time now. Several years ago I shared these Dark Chocolate with Coconut Truffles. I knew back then that I wanted to make a Peppermint version.

Those Chocolate Coconut truffles are one of my mom’s favorite candies. Here in Illinois we have a place called Fannie May (if you’re not familiar, it’s probably best that way, haha). But they make this Trinidad truffle that is so amazing. Those Chocolate Coconut Truffles are a copycat version of that Fannie May treat.

But, some people are anti-coconut (Hi Michael, sweet hubby o’mine). Certain people would much rather enjoy Peppermint Truffles.

Making these treats is super easy, but I put together a little video to help you see the preparation in action!

Easy Peppermint Truffles with a rich, decadent chocolate center! The perfect Christmas recipe.

Tips and Tricks

  • Use a good quality chocolate for this recipe. It’s the star of the show, so make it shine! I love using Ghirardelli Bittersweet Chocolate Morsels (60% cacoa)
  • Heat your chocolate and heavy cream in a glass bowl in the microwave for one minute. Stir until smooth. If it’s still not smooth, heat in 15 second increments.
  • Refrigerate the chocolate for about an hour.
  • Once chilled, it should be soft (but not hard). Use a 1 Tbsp scoop to drop truffles onto a parchment paper lined baking sheet. FREEZE truffles for another hour.
  • Use finger tips to shape frozen truffles into a ball. Then use a toothpick to dip truffle 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. Be sure to sprinkle your truffles immediately with crushed peppermint. Be generous, this is where the peppermint flavor comes into play!

Be sure to check out some of my other favorite truffle and candy recipes for the holiday season!

Easy Peppermint Truffles with a rich, decadent chocolate center! The perfect Christmas recipe.

Go visit Food Fanatic to find this delicious Peppermint Truffle Recipe!

Love Peppermint? Here are some more delicious recipes for the holidays:

Peppermint Fudge: creamy, soft vanilla fudge with peppermint candy!

Peppermint Puppy Chow: a snack for reindeer. Or humans!

Chocolate Peppermint Donuts: THIS is how the holidays should start!

About Aimee

Aimee is a dessert lover (specifically rice krispie treats), workout enthusiast, self-taught foodie, and recipe creator.

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Posted on December 9, 2015

Comments & Reviews

  1. I’ve always loved those truffles, but never knew how to make them. You’ve so well presented this recipe that I feel obliged to succeed. Thanks for sharing. Wish me luck 🙂

  2. This peppermint truffle sounds delicious! I admit I am also of the “anti-coconut” group. I like the flavor but not so much the texture. Would this truffle work if I used all white chocolate? Also, does this treat need to be kept in the fridge? I am thinking about using white chocolate because I actually know people who are not fond of regular chocolate. Thank you in advance. 🙂

    1. It should work. Just make sure to use a good quality white chocolate (not morsels) as it melts better. Let me know if it turns out!!

  3. I love truffles, it is one of my favorites parts of holiday baking! These look so easy, going to have to try them like this, this year! Great job on the video too!

  4. Such gorgeous truffles, Aimee! I love some peppermint truffles this time of year (or any other time of year, honestly).

  5. We don’t have Fannie May out here, but I think there’s another company with the same name that does financial stuff. I’d rather have the candy!
    These look fantastic. And I loved the video!

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