Peppermint Truffles Recipe

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
Want to share your experience making these delightful Peppermint Truffles or have any tips to enhance the recipe? Join the discussion in our Baking and Desserts forum section and let's talk about all things sweet and minty!

Was this page helpful?

Chat Bubble Icon Share your own special recipe
Submit Your Own Recipe

Have your own special recipe to share? Submit Your Recipe Today!