Peppermint Truffles

chocolate-peppermint-truffleSo it is the day after Christmas and yet you still have candy canes. What to do? Well, I suppose you could freeze them or better yet make peppermint Truffles. Truffles are a wonderful holiday gift. These are nut and gluten free. Yea! Besides who doesn’t love chocolate, beside my lovely odd husband? Anyways back to us chocolate lovers.

I started with  a recipe from Your Cup of Cake to create the truffle’s soft center.  However, I modified it as  I always do much to my husband’s dismay and confusion.  So here goes, my version.

Crushed candy canes
Crushed candy canes

Put munchkins on candy cane smash duty. They may give you confused looks but they get into it. Trust me.

 

 

 

 

While they are slamming their beloved candy canes on the table, start mixing the soft delish center as follows.

Yummy peppermint goodness inside a milk chocolate shell.
Yummy peppermint goodness inside a milk chocolate shell.

Peppermint Truffles

servings: 20+    time: 1hr 30mins   difficulty: easy

Peppermint Truffles from writefuljourney.com
Peppermint Truffles from writefuljourney.com

A delish holiday treat or gift basket idea.


Credit: writefuljourney.com

Ingredients

  • 8 oz pkg Cream Cheese
  • 2 cups Powdered Sugar
  • 2 1/2 cups White Chocolate baking chips
  • 1 tsp peppermint extract
  • 1/3 cup Crushed Candy Canes
  • 2 pkgs (1lb each) Chocolate candy coating or 1 bag Chocolate Chips and 1/2 cup coconut oil

Directions

  1. In a stand mixer, blend cream cheese, powdered sugar and peppermint extract together.
  2. Melt White Chocolate baking chips as directed on package. Then add the melted chocolate to the cream cheese mixture.
  3. Refrigerate for 1 hr.
  4. Heat one chocolate candy coating package.
  5. Use a small cookie scoop to measure out the cold white peppermint filling. Roll it into a ball with palms.
  6. Roll the white ball into the milk or dark chocolate using a fork or toothpicks.
  7. Set aside on wax paper to harden.
  8. Refrigerate the finished product and enjoy in 20 mins.