Mint Chocolate truffles

Mint Chocolate truffles

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Cooking time

Prep: 30 mins Cook: 5 mins Plus cooling

Skill level

Easy

Servings

Makes 20

An impressive accompaniment to after-dinner coffee, or box these up for gifts

Nutrition and extra info

Additional info

  • Freezable
Nutrition info

Nutrition per serving

kcalories
81
protein
1g
carbs
7g
fat
9g
saturates
3g
fibre
0g
sugar
7g
salt
0.02g

Ingredients

  • 100ml double cream
  • 200g milk chocolate, broken into pieces
  • ¼ tsp peppermint essence (we used Sainsbury's)
  • icing sugar, for rolling

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Method

  1. Bring the cream just to the boil in a pan. Turn off the heat and stir in the chocolate. Stir until melted, then add the peppermint. Cool, then chill until the mixture is solid, about 2-3 hrs.
  2. Scoop out teaspoons of the mixture and roll into small walnut-size balls with your hands, then roll in icing sugar. They will keep chilled for 3 days or freeze for up to 1 month.

Recipe from Good Food magazine, January 2011

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marlyly89's picture

Ridiculously easy to make and come out fantastically. Used 2 tbsp of peppermint essence instead.

budular's picture

Tried this tonight.
Instead of icing sugar to coat it, I used
a) mint choc powder - good as a coating.
b) white choc powder - use options white hot choc powder, worked quite nicely.
c) desiccated coconut - delicious

Going to take them into work tomorrow and see which one goes first.

Very easy to make, and very tasty.

ppp-99's picture
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Really easy and delicious!

janjan87's picture
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Also... Originally used a melon ball spoon which works great though get stuck in their with your hands! Used lots more peppermint essence, about 2 tablespoons as I preferred a stronger taste. Also used half milk choc, half dark 70% choc, both green and blacks, better chocolate definitely gives a better taste! First batch used icing sugar, wasn't impressed as this went funny after being kept in the fridge so on the second batch used coca powder and I found this much better! Enjoy! :)

janjan87's picture
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Made these as part of a Christmas hamper for a friend plus lots of extras for family and work colleagues, and they went down very well! I made these as well as the other choc hazelnut and coconut truffle recipes that are on here, decorated half the batch and froze the other half (without any decorations) in tuppaware boxes spaced out on baking parchment. Froze for about a week, defrosted in the fridge the day I needed them (which didn't long at all!) and just before I needed to decorate them I got them out the fridge to bring them to room temperature (that didn't take long either!). Although messy, it was great fun and I actually found it easier to handle the truffle balls slightly in my hands to "reactivate" the stickiness as I found the truffles picked up the decorations much better for a better coating.

alanyalynda's picture
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I did not have any essence so when heating the cream I added fresh mint leaves - strained them out b4 I added the chocolate. Worked well - nice minty flavour

carowow's picture
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Loved this, so easy to make with my young daughter. Tried Dairy Milk and Vanilla essence for my second batch, tasted yummy but found the chocolate very sticky to roll around whereas the first lot with cooking chocolate wasn't! Also tried sprinkles but they are not half as nice as cocoa powder.

limonncello's picture

also, I rolled half in icicng sugar, half in cocoa powder, cocoa powder ones definitely looked prettier.

limonncello's picture

I've just made these, so quick and easy to prep!
I had to add 2 tsp of peppermint essence though and I also used Sainsbury's so be sure to try before chilling to see if it's strong enough. I will be making these for xmas presents, cheap and easy and can be done in advance - perfect.

leesuzy's picture

Extremely quick and simple to make and went down a treat at a family dinner party. My next step will be to experiment with other flavourings I think! Anyone tried them with half fat cream?

anightq7's picture
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I made these for a dinner party which I hosted yesterday and these went down a treat. I did add a lot more peppermint essence, and I will be experimenting with some different flavours. They were very, very cheap and easy to make. Will definitely be making these again! :D

jjfoodie12's picture

I am helping my future sister in law plan her wedding. Right now, we're working on the wedding favors. Kelly is giving the reception guests a single truffle. These will make the perfect gift! She and I began looking for packaging, and we found the cutest favor boxes from Box and Wrap! These boxes fit a single truffle, and the boxes come in all colors. Favors Done!

rachmacruss's picture

yes, hello Fi,

am about to attack these. did you roll them in icing sugar before freezing them?

Did u get your peppermint essence from Sainsburys as i know some supermarkets have different strengths - Asda for example have v weak flavourings. I hope you are able to answer, i am attempting them on Saturday and dont have time to experiment.

Rachel

emilylhall2006's picture

heya,just wondered what you did about freezing these? do you make them and roll them in the icing sugar and then freeze them? and how long do they take to defrost? Thank you!! :)

wonderwoman27's picture
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after a failed first attempt (forgot to use double cream!), the second batch turned out great. I put in over half a tsp of peppermint essence as wasn't strong enough for me and find the taste perfect - not overpowering at all. They did take well over 24 hours to set properly in the fridge. Have frozen the rest ready to give as gifts for christmas! would love to try different flavours, poss using baileys etc but not sure where to start with altering these truffle recipes!

2dvc8yx's picture
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I changed the mint to Baileys and they were very nice, although i did add more chocolate to make them set a bit more. I also coated them in chocolate rather than icing sugar. They didn't last long!!

moss2009's picture
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Heavenly !! I did use more than double the mint essence though as it was not enough for me. Everyone loved them

michelle-macdougall's picture

These I think are my favourite chocolate truffles out of all the kinds I've made, they are so creamy and there is just enough mint so it's not overpowering!!!

sballon's picture

Was wondering if these would work with other flavourings such as rum, coffee, etc., or would the alcohol alter the texture? Need boxing day gifts and short on ingredients! Any help would be appreciated.

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