Peppermint Chocolate Truffles

Peppermint Chocolate Truffles

  • Prep: 45 min
  • Cook Time: 15 min
  • Total: 1 hr
  • Serving: Serves 48 people

Garnished with candy cane pieces, Peppermint Chocolate Truffles will be the hit of your holiday party!


  • 1, 12-ounce package semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 6 ounces bittersweet chocolate chips
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 6 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 tablespoon peppermint extract
  • 1/4 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup cocoa powder


  1. In a saucepan, heat heavy whipping cream over medium-high heat until almost boiling. Place semi-sweet and bittersweet chips in a medium bowl; pour heated whipping cream over chocolate and stir until chocolate is melted.
  2. In a small bowl, beat softened butter, sugar and extracts, and add to melted chocolate, stirring until blended.
  3. Chill chocolate mixture in refrigerator for 45 minutes. Remove from refrigerator and roll into small balls, using a melon baller or a teaspoon. Roll each ball in cocoa powder and place on waxed or parchment paper to prevent sticking. Place in individual candy paper cups or mini muffin papers to serve.