Our Chocolate Peppermint Truffles are the perfect after dinner treat. We’ve been busy making a festive batch of truffles for the run up to Christmas.
This recipe is suitable for freezing too. We’ve popped some uncoated truffle balls in the freezer (partly to stop me eating them all before Christmas Day!) On Christmas Eve they will be taken out of the freezer. The finishing touches will be added so they’re ready to serve with after dinner coffee (or wine!) on the big day.
For a bit of Christmas sparkle we sprayed a selection of our Chocolate Peppermint Truffles with with edible golden glitter. We also rolled some in in cocoa powder and placed a mini, iced holly leave & berry on the top to make them look like Christmas puds!
Don’t forget to read our tips below about mini cases, the best edible glitter and more.
So it’s time to get those festive aprons on. Lets get baking!
Super Easy, Chocolate Peppermint Truffles.
Makes about 25
Preparation Time; 20 Mins + Cooling.
Cook Time; 5 mins
150ml Double cream
150g Milk chocolate
150g Dark chocolate
Pinch sea salt
2 Tsp peppermint essence (Add more to your taste)
To Decorate – You choose!
100g white/dark/milk chocolate (To coat approx 10 truffles)
Cocoa powder for dusting – sifted
Gold edible glitter/spray
- Break the chocolate into pieces and add to a larger heat proof bowl. Set aside
- Add the cream to a heavy based pan and bring gently heat over a medium heat. Do not allow the cream to over boil, once you see tiny bubbles remove from the heat!
- Pour the cream over the chocolate and whisk to combine.
- Add the peppermint essence and a pinch of salt.
- Allow to cool then chill for about 2 1/2 hours until firmly set.
- Using a teaspoon or melon baller scoop out the chocolate, roll into small, bite size balls in your palm.
- If freezing, store (uncoated) in a suitable container for up to 1 month.
- Alternatively, decorate with your coating of choice, store in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 3 days.
Perfect for gifting. They look lovely served in mini petit four cases, displayed in a box or a small decorated, cellophane bag. You can purchase small cupcake cases from most large supermarkets. The brown ones we used were from Tesco.
We used ‘Cake Decor’ Gold Glitter Spray to add shimmer to our festive truffles! Edible spray glitter is a great addition to have in the cupboard at Christmas time. It looks amazing on chocolate yule logs too!
For more lovely festive recipes give our little ‘Nutty Christmas Puds’ a try. They are packed full of healthy ingredients with a special treat in the middle.
Our early Christmas dinner preparation guide provides tips, recipes and advice. This blog is a great read for those wishing to get organised before the big day!