Sunday, December 21, 2008

It's a DIY Christmas - Peppermint Truffles

Another truffle to be included in our gift box is the Peppermint Truffle.

Armed with the Peppermint Truffle recipe from Good Things Catered, I was a truffle making machine.

A few tips are that I would have is to use latex gloves to keep your hands from heating up the truffle mixture when rolling it into the balls. Additionally, when dipping the truffles into the chocolate, I used one gloved hand to dip the truffle (on a toothpick) and the other to roll in the crushed peppermint candies.

These are a tasty addition to everyone's gift box.

Peppermint Truffles

Ingredients
16 oz. white chocolate, divided
4 oz. pink candy melts
1/2 c. heavy cream
1/8 tsp peppermint extract
1/8 tsp vanilla extract
12 candy canes (I used a bag of crushed Starlight mints)

Directions
In medium bowl, combine 12 oz. white chocolate, pink candy melts, and heavy cream
Heat in microwave, checking and stirring frequently until completely melted and smooth
Add peppermint and vanilla extracts, stirring well to incorporate and place bowl in the fridge for at least 4 hours)
When completely cooled, roll tsp of truffle filling into balls, place on cookie sheet and place in freezer
Crush candy canes, place in small bowl and set aside
Melt remaining white chocolate until smooth
Remove truffles from freezer, then dip into white chocolate and then into crushed candies
Place finished truffle into truffle cup, repeat with remaining truffles
Let stand for 1 hour or until completely dry and serve or package in airtight container for up to a week

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1 Comment:

Joelen said...

Great job and looks delicious!

 

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