Peppermint Truffles Recipe

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Sharlene Published: April 27, 2021 Modified: June 2, 2021
Peppermint Truffles Recipe

How To Make Peppermint Truffles

Enjoy refreshing bites of these decadent peppermint truffles by whipping up this easy recipe! Soft, chocolatey, and velvety smooth, all in one bite.

Preparation: 10 minutes
Cooking: 5 minutes
Refrigerate Time: 4 hours
Total: 4 hours 15 minutes



For Ganache:

  • 4cupsheavy cream
  • 3lbschocolate,bittersweet or semisweet
  • stickunsalted butter,cold
  • pinchsalt
  • 4tsppure peppermint oil



  1. In a large saucepan, bring the cream to a simmer.

  2. In a large bowl, combine the chopped chocolate with the butter and salt. Pour the hot cream over the chocolate.

  3. Let stand for about 5 minutes, until the chocolate and butter are melted. Whisk the ganache until smooth and shiny.

  4. Divide the ganache into 4 bowls. Add the peppermint oil.

  5. Cover the ganache and refrigerate for about 3 hours, until firm.

  6. Line 3 large rimmed baking sheets with parchment paper. Using a 1-tablespoon-size ice cream scoop, drop level tablespoons of the ganache onto the baking sheets.

  7. Chill for about 1 hour until firm.

  8. Spoon the coatings into small bowls. Moisten your hands with ice water and roll the ganache into balls, then roll in the coatings.

  9. Serve and enjoy!

Recipe Notes

  • Package the truffles in decorative bags or boxes. The coated truffles can be refrigerated up to 3 days.
  • Other truffle flavorings: 1½ tablespoon of dark rum, 2 teaspoons of instant espresso powder dissolved in 2 teaspoons of water, or 1 teaspoon of ground cardamom.


  • Calories: 932.55kcal
  • Fat: 76.33g
  • Saturated Fat: 45.77g
  • Trans Fat: 0.47g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 23.70g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 3.04g
  • Carbohydrates: 74.68g
  • Fiber: 6.69g
  • Sugar: 64.02g
  • Protein: 6.51g
  • Cholesterol: 139.06mg
  • Sodium: 484.53mg
  • Calcium: 91.52mg
  • Potassium: 476.88mg
  • Iron: 3.58mg
  • Vitamin A: 422.68µg
  • Vitamin C: 0.48mg
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