Chocolate Peppermint Truffles Recipe

Aren’t these chocolate peppermint truffles gorgeous? They’re surprisingly easy to make and they add an extra bit of holiday flair to the table.

These Christmas truffles are probably not appropriate for a child’s school party. But, if you’re serving and elegant holiday meal, a plate or two of these will fit in nicely.

Holiday Truffles

This particular easy Christmas truffles recipe makes 20 average-size truffles. You can easily double or even triple the batch, if necessary. Or, to make a smaller batch, simply cut the recipe in half. One of the main ingredients is Oreo cookies. Let’s talk about those no bake holiday Oreo truffles for a minute. I’m quite sure that any similar sandwich cookie will do, as long as the flavour complements peppermint. That means no lemon!

How To soften cream cheese

You can soften cream cheese by simply leaving the unwrapped cream cheese block on your counter for approximately one hour. Cutting in half, may shorten your wait time.

How to soften cream cheese in the microwave

If you need to soften the cream cheese in a hurry, try this. Place the unwrapped block on a microwave-safe plate. Microwave on high for approximately 15 seconds. This will probably do the trick. However, if the cream cheese isn’t completely soft microwave it for a few additional seconds. It should then be good to go!

Chocolate Peppermint Truffles Recipe
Chocolate Peppermint Truffles

Peppermint Extract

Now, on to the peppermint! Some people enjoy the taste of peppermint more than others. That being said, you may want to experiment with how much of the extract you actually use. There’s nothing that says you can’t add a little more (or less) to the other ingredients.

Just make sure to “taste test,” before proceeding. Remember, you’re also sprinkling crushed candy canes on top, which is going to add an extra level of peppermint flavour.

Packaging the Truffles as Gifts

To serve the easy chocolate peppermint truffles, line each hollow of an egg carton with a mini cupcake liner or square of tissue paper. Arrange the truffles in the sections, alternating flavours for the prettiest effect. If you like, decorate the top of the egg carton with Christmas card cutouts—children can help with this—or simply leave plain for a surprise.

Chocolate Peppermint Truffles Recipe
Chocolate Peppermint Truffles

Recipe for Christmas Truffles

Peppermint has been a traditional holiday flavour for generations and candy canes have been around for almost 250 years. The candy originated in Germany. The canes got their shape when the inventor decided to make them look like a shepherd’s hook. He did this so people would be reminded of the shepherds who visited baby Jesus on that unforgettable day.

Makes 20 Peppermint Truffles

Ingredients

  • 1 package of regular Oreos (36 cookies)
  • 1 – 225 grams cream cheese, softened 
  • 1 tsp peppermint extract 
  • 1 1/2 bag of white melting chocolate (340 g/bag) or 2 bags pure white chocolate chips (225 g/bag)
  • 1 cup crushed candy canes

Kitchen tools

  • Food processor or blender
  • Large mixing bowl
  • Ice cream scoop
Chocolate Peppermint Truffles in process

Recipe for Christmas truffles

Using a food processor or blender, finely crush the Oreos (Whole) until sand like. Pour crushed Oreos into a large mixing bowl. Add the cream cheese and peppermint extract and mix until combined. Using a small ice cream scoop, scoop some of the truffle into your hand and roll into a ball. Place onto a plate or cookie sheet.

Once all the truffle is rolled, place into the fridge for 20 minutes to harden. During the last 5 minutes of the truffles for Christmas being in the fridge, melt the white chocolate in a glass bowl in the microwave for 15 seconds. Stir and repeat until melted. Once the 20 minutes are up, dip a truffle into the chocolate.

Using a fork, coat the truffle in the chocolate and then pick up the truffle and lightly tap the edge of the pot to get the excess off. Place onto a wax or parchment paper covered cookie sheet. Sprinkle with crushed candy cane. Repeat step with remaining DIY Christmas truffles. Place into the fridge to harden for 10 minutes before enjoying!

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Chocolate Peppermint Truffles Recipe
Chocolate Peppermint Truffles Recipe

Chocolate Peppermint Truffles Recipe

Lyne
Aren't these peppermint truffles gorgeous? They're surprisingly easy to make and they add an extra bit of holiday flair to the table.
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Prep Time 30 mins
Refrigerate 30 mins
Total Time 1 hr
Course Dessert
Cuisine American, Canadian
Servings 20 Truffles
Calories 305 kcal

Equipment

  • Food processor or blender
  • Large mixing bowl
  • Ice cream scoop

Ingredients
  

  • 36 regular Oreos 36 cookies
  • 1 225 grams cream cheese softened
  • 1 tsp peppermint extract
  • 450 grams white melting chocolate 340 g/bag or 2 bags pure white chocolate chips (225 g/bag)
  • 1 cup crushed candy canes

Instructions
 

  • Using a food processor or blender, finely crush the Oreos (Whole) until sand like.
  • Pour crushed Oreos into a large mixing bowl
  • Add the cream cheese and peppermint extract and mix until combined.
  • Using a small ice cream scoop, scoop some of the truffle into your hand and roll into a ball
  • Place onto a plate or cookie sheet
  • Once all the truffle is rolled, place into the fridge for 20 minutes to harden
  • During the last 5 minutes of the truffles being in the fridge, melt the white chocolate in a glass bowl in the microwave for 15 seconds. Stir and repeat until melted.
  • Once the 20 minutes are up, dip a truffle into the chocolate
  • Using a fork, coat the truffle in the chocolate and then pick up the truffle and lightly tap the edge of the pot to get the excess off.
  • Place onto a wax or parchment paper covered cookie sheet
  • Sprinkle with crushed candy cane
  • repeat step with remaining truffles
  • Place into the fridge to harden for 10 minutes before enjoying!

Nutrition

Calories: 305kcalCarbohydrates: 40gProtein: 3gFat: 15gSaturated Fat: 8gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 17mgSodium: 156mgPotassium: 127mgFiber: 1gSugar: 31gVitamin A: 159IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 61mgIron: 2mg
Keyword Chocolate Peppermint Truffles, no bake Christmas treats, no bake truffles, Oreo truffles, truffles,
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Lyne
Lynehttps://ottawamommyclub.ca/
Lyne is a Certified Infant Massage Instructor (CIMI), Certified Professional Wedding Consultant, and an Event Planner. It has always been her dream to create a website dedicated just for Moms since her children were young. Thus, after 10 years, she finally accomplished it, and the Ottawa Mommy Club was born in May 2011. She loves all things Disney and is an avid chocoholic. She was also the Queen B of the BConnected Conference, Canada's Digital Influencer and social media Conference in Ottawa and Toronto.She coordinated the Annual Infant Information Day/Early Years Expo for the City of Ottawa for 8 years. She was also the co-chair of the Navan for Kraft Hockeyville 2009-2011 committee that organized five community events within 6 months, and helped Navan reach the top 10 finalists in Canada. In April 2011, she received the City of Ottawa Mayor's City Builder Award.

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Comments

  1. I am totally making these for my girls Christmas. Looks delish. I have it bookmarked. a yummy and easy dessert that is easy to eat is always best

  2. My husband would love these, he likes his chocolate mint!! Everyone makes these look so easy to make, but last time I tried to make truffles it was myself and my daughters and all we accomplished was a great big mess in the kitchen, sadly the truffles went into the garbage

  3. I love truffles. I did have a wonderful recipe but I lost it somehow during one of my many moves, I cried when I discovered that! These sound fairly easy to make, the ones I used to make you whipped cream, melted chocolate and mixed together I think that’s how it went. Oh boy do I miss that recipe.

  4. These look delish! I want to try some new treats this year along with the family traditional ones 🙂 Thank you and Merry Christmas.

  5. I love truffles and I enjoy making different varieties of them at home. Your recipe for peppermint ones sounds delicious so I will be making these this year, for sure.

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