This recipe is for my daughter, Jordan. She is a mint-chip addict! No matter what, when I ask her what treats I should make or what birthday cake she wants, she asks for chocolate and mint. These candies are buttercream truffles that taste like mint-chip ice cream. She proclaimed them "fabulicious with a side of blingy ding ding awesome!" and I hope you feel the same way.
Recipe courtesy of Dorothy Kern
Mint-Chip Truffles
Total:
1 hr 35 min
Prep:
5 min
Inactive:
1 hr 30 min
Yield:
18 truffles
Level:
Easy
Total:
1 hr 35 min
Prep:
5 min
Inactive:
1 hr 30 min
Yield:
18 truffles
Level:
Easy

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/8 teaspoon peppermint extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 drops green food coloring
  • 1/4 cup semisweet mini chocolate chips
  • 8 ounces melting chocolate or semisweet baking chocolate
  • Sprinkles, optional

Directions

In a large bowl, mix the butter and powdered sugar with a hand mixer until crumbly. Add the vanilla and peppermint extracts and salt, and mix until smooth. It will seem like it takes forever, but it will happen after a few minutes. Depending on your hand mixer, you can turn it up to medium or medium-high speed and the mixture will come together faster. Once smooth, mix in the food coloring on low speed. Then stir in the chocolate chips. Refrigerate for 30 minutes. 

Scoop 1-tablespoon balls of cold dough and place them on a cookie sheet lined with wax paper. Refrigerate for at least another 30 minutes. 

When you're ready to dip the truffles, melt the melting chocolate according to the package directions, and line a cookie sheet with waxed paper. Remove the truffles from the refrigerator and roll into smooth balls. These soften pretty quickly, so it's best to keep them in the refrigerator and remove 4 or 5 at a time to dip. 

Dip each truffle in the melted chocolate, tapping off any excess, and place them on the prepared cookie sheet. Sprinkle with sprinkles if using. Return the truffles to the refrigerator to harden. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator; they soften quickly. The truffles will keep for several days when kept cold.

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