Mint chocolate truffles

Mint chocolate truffles

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(18 ratings)

Prep: 30 mins Cook: 5 mins Plus cooling


Makes 20

Make chocolate truffles as an impressive accompaniment to after-dinner coffee, or box them up and give them as gifts

Nutrition and extra info

  • Freezable

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal81
  • fat9g
  • saturates3g
  • carbs7g
  • sugars7g
  • fibre0g
  • protein1g
  • salt0.02g
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  • 100ml double cream
  • 200g milk chocolate, broken into pieces
    Milk chocolate squares

    Milk chocolate

    mill-k chok-lit

    Milk chocolate is classically made from dark chocolate of low cocoa solid content and a higher…

  • ¼ tsp peppermint essence (we used Sainsbury's)
  • icing sugar, for rolling


  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.

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20th Jan, 2013
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! :)
20th Jan, 2013
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.
29th Nov, 2012
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
28th Nov, 2012
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.
5th Oct, 2012
also, I rolled half in icicng sugar, half in cocoa powder, cocoa powder ones definitely looked prettier.
29th Sep, 2012
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.
14th Apr, 2012
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?
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2nd Apr, 2012
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
9th Feb, 2012
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!
12th Jan, 2012
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


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