Mint chocolate truffles

Mint chocolate truffles

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Prep: 30 mins Cook: 5 mins Plus cooling

Easy

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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Ingredients

  • 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

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.

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emilylhall2006
21st Dec, 2011
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
5th Dec, 2011
5.05
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
26th Jul, 2011
5.05
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
8th Mar, 2011
5.05
Heavenly !! I did use more than double the mint essence though as it was not enough for me. Everyone loved them
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michelle-macdougall
21st Feb, 2011
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
24th Dec, 2010
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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kasiakoczwara
20th Dec, 2010
5.05
just made them -lovely!
mariab2
15th Dec, 2010
5.05
Don't like this personally (not a fan of mint) but everyone who's tried them said they were excellent. If you like them more bitter, works well with dark chocolate too.

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