Yield: 48 truffles

Peppermint Truffles

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

Easy Peppermint Truffles with a rich, decadent chocolate center! The perfect Christmas candy recipe. No candy thermometer needed.


  • 2 packages (10 ounce each) Ghirardelli Bittersweet Chocolate Morsels
  • 1 cup Heavy Whipping Cream
  • 10 ounces Ghirardelli White Chocolate melting wafers
  • 10 ounces Ghirardelli Melting Chocolate
  • 6 Peppermint Candy Canes, Crushed


  1. In a glass bowl, combine chocolate morsels with heavy cream. Microwave for one minute. Stir until smooth. If not completely smooth, heat by 15 second intervals, stirring between each interval.
  2. Once smooth, refrigerate for about one hour, until chocolate is slightly firm (soft enough to scoop, not hardened).
  3. Scoop by 1 tablespoon onto a parchment paper lined baking sheet. Freeze for about an hour (or overnight).
  4. Melt white chocolate and chocolate wafers in separate bowls according to package directions.
  5. Using a toothpick, dip each frozen truffle into the melted chocolate, tapping on the side of the bowl to remove excess chocolate. Drop onto the parchment paper lined baking sheet. Immediately add crushed peppermint and repeat until all truffles are dipped. Store in airtight container.


  • Freezing the truffles before dipping in chocolate allows them to take on the coating without melting the center.
  • Make ahead. We often make the truffles centers ahead of time. After step 3 (and one hour in the freezer), remove the truffles and place in a ziploc freezer bag. When ready to serve and enjoy, remove from freezer and continue with step 4.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:

1 candy

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 122Total Fat: 8gSaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 8mgSodium: 11mgCarbohydrates: 12gFiber: 1gSugar: 9gProtein: 1g

*Nutrition facts are an estimate and not guaranteed to be accurate. Please see a registered dietitian for special diet advice.

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