I was going to wait to post this recipe over the weekend, but I am just so excited about it that I had to share it now! I made peppermint truffles for the first time yesterday. The filling was made with a dark chocolate ganache with peppermint extract, and then I dipped them in dark chocolate and sprinkled on some crushed mints. They were pretty amazing. I took some by a friend's house this morning on my way to work, and she messaged me to let me know that they are the best truffles I have ever made (she has sampled the coconut truffles, sweet cream and walnut truffles, cookie dough truffles, and pumpkin truffles)! I think I might agree with her, but I need to go eat another one before I can know for sure. Greg loved them too, and so did my coworkers at the elementary school.
These truffles are the perfect holiday baking project - all of your friends, coworkers, and family would love to have some of these delicious festive treats! They would also be great to serve at a holiday party, or at a shower that is held during the holiday season. If you know me & live near me and you want to try the peppermint truffles, please let me know - I have some more to share! Enjoy.
Recipe for Dark Chocolate Peppermint Truffles
- For the filling
- 10 ounces of semisweet baking chocolate, chopped very finely
- 8 ounces of whipping cream or heavy whipping cream
- 1 1/2 - 2 tsp. of peppermint extract (I used 2 tsp.)
- For the coating
- 16 ounces of semisweet baking chocolate, coarsely chopped or broken in half
- 10 - 15 crushed mini candy canes or Starlight mints