Chocolate Mint Truffles

Level: Intermediate
Prep Time: 20 min
Cook Time: 3 min
Cooling Time: 50 min
Yields: 48 truffles

Description

Wrap these Chocolate Mint Truffles in a festive package and these creamy delights will be a hit around the holidays. But save a few for yourself -- you won't be able to resist!

Ingredients

  • 1 3/4 cups (11.5-oz. pkg.) NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE® Milk Chocolate Morsels
  • 1 cup (6 oz.) NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE® Semi-Sweet Chocolate Morsels
  • 3/4 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1 tablespoon peppermint extract
  • 1 1/2 cups finely chopped walnuts, toasted

Directions

LINE baking sheet with wax paper.

PLACE milk chocolate and semi-sweet morsels in large mixer bowl. Heat cream to a gentle boil in small saucepan; pour over morsels. Let stand for 1 minute; stir until smooth. Stir in peppermint extract. Cover with plastic wrap; refrigerate for 35 to 45 minutes or until slightly thickened. Stir just until color lightens slightly. (Do not over mix or truffles will be grainy.)

DROP by rounded teaspoonfuls onto prepared baking sheet; refrigerate for 10 to 15 minutes. Shape into balls; roll in walnuts. Store in airtight container in refrigerator.

VARIATION:
After rolling chocolate mixture into balls, freeze for 30 to 40 minutes. Microwave 1 3/4 cups (11.5-oz. pkg.) NESTLÉ TOLL HOUSE Milk Chocolate Morsels and 3 tablespoons vegetable shortening in medium, uncovered, microwave-safe bowl on MEDIUM-HIGH (70%) power; STIR. Morsels may retain some of their original shape. If necessary, microwave at additional 10- to 15-second intervals, stirring just until melted. Dip truffles into chocolate mixture; shake off excess. Place on foil-lined baking sheets. Refrigerate for 15 to 20 minutes or until set. Store in airtight container in refrigerator.

These are great!!!

by j. janice , Rowlett, TX on Feb. 2010

I loved these truffles. I have been looking for a recipe as good as the candy you buy at the expensive stores and this is great. I will make this over and over again. I shared them with my friends and they loved them.

wonderful

by K. Kelsey , ATHENS, OH on Dec. 2007

I absolutely love these truffles. No one can believe that I know how to make truffles, so I keep it a secret how easy it is. I always have to take some sort of desert to christmas parties and family functions and these are always a hit. You have to set aside quite a bit of time to make them, but they are definately worth it!

Awesome

by m. melissa , FORT GRATIOT, MI on Dec. 2007

These truffles where great and very easy to make.I also used this recipe,but used cherry flavoring only 1/8 of tsp,instead of the 1 tbls of mint.These tasted just like a chocolate covered cherry.

use for gifts

by L. Lynn , GIBSONIA, PA on Nov. 2007

I like these so much I will make up boxes of the and give as holiday gifts

YUM!

by V. Verna , MACOMB, MI on Nov. 2007

I love chocolate and peppermint. These are easy and a great addition to holiday baking!

great for gift giving!

by T. TJ , GLEN MILLS, PA on Nov. 2007

These were so simple and so good. My partner and I made them together, which was a great "get in the holiday spirit" activity. We'll be making these for holiday hostess gifts this season!

These I like

by E. Evonne , Fraser, MI on Feb. 2007

I have never liked truffles, but these I like. I made them for gifts and tasted one. To my surprise I liked them, I'm not sure but maybe it was the mint. Everyone I gave them to loved them.

A huge hit

by J. Jennifer , SOUTHFIELD, MI on Feb. 2007

I made these for Christmas and they were amazingly easy. Just make sure you cool them long enough or they are really hard to roll up.

These Rock!

by B. Beth , wyoming, MI on Feb. 2007

I've made them the past two Christmases and everyone fights over them. The fun part is dipping them to coat them with chocolate.

awesome recipe

by S. STACEY , VASSALBORO, ME on Dec. 2006

This was a big hit at our holiday party, Very easy to make. Thanks a lot!!!!!