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Chocolate Mint Truffles

Chocolate Mint Truffles

This mint chocolate truffle recipe is one from Lisey’s old baking site, which got lost when I switched hosting companies.

A reader emailed to ask if I could repost the recipe, though, since she makes these every Christmas for giving away.

So, here I am, in time for any of you to make these for Christmas!

These are pretty simple to make; easy enough for kids to help, especially with the rolling and coating step.

One note: Mint chocolate chips can be a little tricky to find, but these would be tasty with regular chocolate chips.  And mint chocolate chips are available online, but they’re usually stupid expensive. So, look for them locally, or stick with regular chocolate chips.

Here’s how you make ’em!

Melt the butter and mint chocolate chips in a double boiler (we just use a glass bowl over top of boiling water in a pot).

Then stir in sweetened condensed milk and chocolate wafer/graham cracker crumbs.

Refrigerate the mixture until it’s firm, about one hour. We tried the freezer, as in the photo below, but that doesn’t work as well as the fridge (the edges freeze before the middle of the bowl gets firm).

Shape into one-inch balls, and then roll them in any number of coatings.  We used colored sprinkles and chocolate jimmies, but the possibilities are pretty endless!

Homemade Mint Chocolate Truffles

Chocolate Mint Truffles

Chocolate Mint Truffles

Yield: 24 servings
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Additional Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 20 minutes

Truffle-like chocolates that are easy enough for kids to make! Allow one hour for chilling.



  1. Melt the chocolate chips and butter together in a double boiler, or in a glass or metal bowl placed over gently boiling water; stir.
  2. Stir in milk and then the chocolate wafer crumbs.
  3. Refrigerate for 1 hour or until easy to handle.
  4. Roll chocolate mixture into 1-in. balls; roll in desired toppings. Store in refrigerator.


You can use regular chocolate chips if you don't like mint chocolate. Two varieties of mint chips are linked in this recipe, but they're crazy expensive on Amazon. Try to find them locally!

Any crispy chocolate cookie/cracker should work for the crumbs; we used chocolate graham crackers.

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Wednesday 12th of December 2018

Yum! I love chocolate and mint together, so these look delightful. :)

Mrs. Picky Pincher

Wednesday 12th of December 2018

Oooh, these look so delicious! A few years back I made some caramel-rum truffles for a work party and they were a hit! Truffles are definitely a labor of love, but oh-so worth the effort. :)


Wednesday 12th of December 2018

Jimmies! I am a west coast language nerd, and that is a bit of dialect I don't think I've ever seen in the wild. Our impoverished language over here has only "sprinkles," to name both things :).


Wednesday 12th of December 2018

My best food/candy gift was pecan brittle. Google it. I think it was a Martha s. Recipe. Use microwave to make it. Another favorite is mexican wedding cookies. Also toasted sugared nuts from joy of cooking cookbook. Trying peppermint brittle this year...using semisweet chips add .5 tea. Peppermint oil. And real white choc. Add .5 tea. Peppermint oil. Add crushed candy canes on top. Wish me luck

Barbara Serna

Wednesday 12th of December 2018


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