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Easy Mint Chocolate Truffles Recipe

Easy Mint Chocolate Truffles Recipe

I make a lot of candy around the holidays. This is one of my favorites because the mixture isn't sticky or messy to work with, and the results are just delicious. —Jean Olson, Wallingford, Iowa
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Cook: 10 min. + chilling YIELD:35 servings


  • 1 tablespoon plus 3/4 cup butter, divided
  • 3 cups sugar
  • 1 can (5 ounces) evaporated milk
  • 2 cups (12 ounces) semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1/2 teaspoon peppermint extract
  • 1 jar (7 ounces) marshmallow creme
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • baking cocoa, finely chopped nuts or chocolate sprinkles


  • 1. Line a 15-in. x 10-in. x 1-in. pan with foil. Grease the foil with 1 tablespoon butter; set aside.
  • 2. In a heavy saucepan, combine the sugar, milk and remaining butter. Bring to a boil over medium heat. Cook, stirring constantly, until a candy thermometer reads 234° (soft-ball stage). Remove from the heat; stir in chips and peppermint extract until chocolate is melted. Stir in marshmallow creme and vanilla until smooth. Spread into prepared pan.
  • 3. Refrigerate, uncovered, for 3 hours or until firm. Lift out of pan; cut into 1-1/2-in. squares. Roll each into a ball. Roll truffles in cocoa, nuts or sprinkles. Refrigerate in an airtight container. Yield: 70 truffles.
Editor's Note: We recommend that you test your candy thermometer before each use by bringing water to a boil; the thermometer should read 212°. Adjust your recipe temperature up or down based on your test.

Nutritional Facts

2 each: 174 calories, 7g fat (5g saturated fat), 13mg cholesterol, 53mg sodium, 28g carbohydrate (26g sugars, 1g fiber), 1g protein.

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fnstlug User ID: 3658849 80851
Reviewed Sep. 6, 2014

"They really are easy. 'Nuff said."

cleancut747 User ID: 2176410 89566
Reviewed Dec. 26, 2011

"another hint, if you're coating with peppermint pieces, it took me almost 5 of the med size canes to cover the recipe.  got to crush them almost to powder with just a few little bits whole to get it to cover well and don't let the mixture get too cold"

cleancut747 User ID: 2176410 50028
Reviewed Dec. 26, 2011

"if it was gritty, you didn't get the sugar dissolved properly and perhaps didn't cook to the right temp. get a GOOD candy thermometer and try again. can be flavored other than mint as well..."

roosa User ID: 5321491 49992
Reviewed Dec. 14, 2011

"So easy to make and everyone in my family loved them!!!"

mtichenor User ID: 6352446 74050
Reviewed Dec. 9, 2011

"I was disappointed with this recipe. It was gritty and tasted more like minty fudge balls instead of truffles."

mtichenor User ID: 6352446 36789
Reviewed Dec. 9, 2011

"I was disappointed with this recipe. More like minty fudge balls instead of truffles. A little on the gritty side."

LoveToMunch User ID: 5612442 89561
Reviewed Dec. 7, 2011

"chocolate seized when I put min extract-or is it supposed to have a gritty texture?"

novembermember User ID: 5544272 127492
Reviewed Dec. 6, 2011

"I don't recommend freezing,a week in the 'fridge however it's sugar so it will probably keep much longer.Either way thaw at room temp. to keep the shine and not lose texture."

motherhen220 User ID: 3091905 31801
Reviewed Dec. 5, 2011

"How long would these last?

In refrigerator?
Can they be frozen?
How far in advance can I make them?
Would like to make them in advance for a wedding."

jellybears User ID: 3452545 81352
Reviewed Dec. 21, 2008

"If I make the mixture the night before, and put it in the fridge, what is the best way to warm it up to continue rolling the truffles"

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