Mint Truffles

This is the first recipe I ever tried for making truffles, it is a delicious candy recipe.  Very smooth and a slight mint flavor.  For a more fancy candy you can also drizzle with melted green candy melts.  They make a great treat for Saint Patrick’s day, or even Christmas with the green sprinkles.



16 ounces milk chocolate chips

1    14 ounce can sweetened condensed milk

3 drops peppermint extract

For coating:

8 ounces milk chocolate, used for coating the truffles

1 tablespoon shortening,

Sprinkles, optional


Heat the 16 ounces of chocolate and condensed milk in a double boiler over low to medium heat until the chocolate is melted and the mixture is smooth.

Stir in the mint extract 3 drops, or more per your taste, I only used 3 drops.

Remove from heat and cover bowl, refrigerate for approx. 2 hours.

When the mix is chilled, roll into teaspoon sized balls. Place in fridge until next step is complete.

Put the 8 ounces milk chocolate and shortening in a microwave safe bowl, heat for 30 seconds, stir and repeat until melted.

Remove the truffles from fridge and coat in melted chocolate.  Use a fork and let excess chocolate drip off.

Optional: before the chocolate hardens add sprinkles.

Let sit until the chocolate hardens.




3 thoughts on “Mint Truffles”

  1. Your Mint Truffles look like a very special treat and thanks so much for sharing them with us at Full Plate Thursday. Hope you are having a great week and come back soon!
    Miz Helen

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