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Easy Mint Chocolate Truffles

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon plus 3/4 cup butter, divided
  • 3 cups sugar
  • 1 can (5 ounces) evaporated milk
  • 2 cups 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

Directions

  • 1. Line a 15x10x1-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.

Nutrition Facts

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

Reviews

Average Rating: 4
  • fnstlug
    Sep 6, 2014

    They really are easy. 'Nuff said.

  • cleancut747
    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
    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
    Dec 14, 2011

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

  • mtichenor
    Dec 9, 2011

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

  • mtichenor
    Dec 9, 2011

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

  • LoveToMunch
    Dec 7, 2011

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

  • novembermember
    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
    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
    Dec 31, 1969

    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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