St Patrick’s Day Mint Chocolate Truffles

by | Payton's Pastries

     With St. Patrick’s Day coming up soon, I wanted to do something that included flavor that celebrated this fun holiday. I decided to go with a classic: Mint chocolate chip. I absolutely love mint chocolate chip!

I also know that my little brother, Harrison, loves it too, so I decided to go with this delicious recipe from Shugary Sweets. I incorporated mint chocolate chip into a cute little truffle- so, I give you… mint chocolate chip white chocolate truffles! These were delicious! I enjoyed making these and I think you guys will like these, too.

     Truffles are delicious little balls of a creamy filling covered in chocolate. It is kind of like a cake pop, but instead of cake, it is cream. They are soooooo good and I’ve been looking for a way to make them for the blog, so I was excited to do these.

Truffles can look cute sitting in a little bowl or under a cloche, like we did! They are also fairly quick as far as making them, and you really only need one for dessert to satisfy your sweet tooth, so they last for a while.

I think that this recipe has enough green that it shows that its for St. Patrick’s Day, but you can still work them into a tablescape and eat them without coating your teeth in green, making them fun for parties and get togethers.

Truffles are a good on-the-go dessert that you can take in the car, and they can be used for either something fancy or something casual- it all depends on how you decorate them.

There are a couple of personal edits that I made after I got the recipe from online.

First of all, go light on the peppermint extract. I put about twice the amount of extract that I am putting in the recipe for you guys, and it was MINTY.

It will taste like a breath mint encased in chocolate, and that is the last thing that you want to serve to anyone.

 Also, be sure to not use spearmint, because that would just taste like toothpaste. So basically, to sum up this tip, be careful with the peppermint because it can get tricky. I would recommend adding a little bit and tasting, a little more and tasting, until you reach the desired amount of mint taste.

 Also, I would figure out what your chocolate coating strategy is. The filling for these has to be basically frozen when you pour or dip them into chocolate, or else you end up with a creamy puddle inside a sphere of chocolate.

The point is, when I was dipping mine, I had trouble with the dipping, so I would probably try pouring it out or something instead of just rolling it in a bowl of chocolate. If you are doing the dipping strategy, BUY EXTRA CHOCOLATE.

You always always always want more chocolate to begin with because then you aren’t trying to get the last little morsel of chocolate to cover the last two balls of filling.

If you do want to try the pouring strategy, I would recommend making sure that you thoroughly coat the truffle so that you get chocolate on the whole thing.

This recipe is so good and I cannot wait for you guys to try it!  Here it is…

Mint Chocolate Truffles

Borrowed from ShugarySweet.com
Prep Time 15 mins
Cooling Time 1 hr
Course Dessert

Ingredients
  

  • 4 Oz Cream Cheese (softened)
  • ½ Cup Unsaltd Butter (softened)
  • 2 ½ Cups Powdered Sugar
  • 1 Tsp Peppermint Extract
  • 1 Drop Green Food Coloring Gel
  • ½ Cup Semi-sweet Mini Chocolate Morsels
  • 16 Oz Chocolate Coating (melted) Dark or white chocolate ( to taste)

Instructions
 

  • Beat cream cheese and butter until creamy.
  • Add sugar, peppermint extract and food coloring.
  • Fold in chocolate morsels.
  • Using a 1 Tbsp scoop, drop onto a parchment paper lined baking sheet.
  • Freeze for about an hour (more is fine)
  • Using a toothpick, pick up the truffle and dip it into the melted chocolate, tapping the side of the bowl to remove any excess.
  • If desired, add a couple of mini morsels for garnish.
  • Store in refrigerator for up to a week.

     I hope you guys love these desserts. Let me know if you have any questions in the comments below. These are so delicious and cute and give a nice little mint flavor to your St. Patrick’s Day! Have fun creating and enjoying what you’ve made!

 

                                                                  Happy baking,

                                                                                   Payton

 

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