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Holiday Chocolate Truffles

Make these festive holiday chocolate truffles this season! They're perfect for a Christmas party or to wrap up as a special homemade gift. Peppermint chocolate truffles are one of our favorite 3 Ingredient Candy Recipes for the Holidays.

Making chocolate truffles at home is easier than you might think, and the end result is a delicious treat that will impress your friends and family. All you need is some chocolate, cream, and a few simple ingredients to get started. Be sure to follow the recipe closely so your truffles turn out just right.

holiday peppermint chocolate truffles decorated with icing and sprinkles in Christmas tin

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Holiday chocolate truffles are a delicious and elegant candy that makes a wonderful Christmas gift. Though they may look like they're difficult to make, they're actually quite simple – and the homemade touch will be sure to impress your loved ones.

ingredients for chocolate peppermint holiday truffles

Ingredients for holiday truffles

See our printable recipe card below for exact quantities. This is basically a 3-ingredient candy recipe! Then there are lots of different ways to decorate your peppermint chocolate truffles. In this version, we're using ready-made icing and Christmas sprinkles.

  • semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • heavy whipping cream
  • peppermint extract
  • red and green icing
  • holiday sprinkles

How to make peppermint chocolate truffles

Pour the chocolate chips into a large mixing bowl.

Heat the cream on the stove at medium heat until steaming, and pour over the chocolate.

Adding warm cream to chocolate chips to melt chocolate

Add in peppermint extract and stir until combined.

Refrigerate for at least 2 hours or until semi-firm.

Mixing chocolate for holiday truffles

Scoop about 1½ Tablespoon chocolate mixture and roll into a ball. I find it easier to use a small scoop so the truffles come out the same size.

Place on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Repeat until you run out of mixture.

Balls of chocolate truffle dough

Decorate with icing and sprinkles, if desired. They're a lot prettier that way!

Your holiday chocolate truffles are now ready to enjoy or to give as a wonderfully festive and delicious Christmas gift. Use a cute container to make gift-giving easy.

peppermint chocolate truffles with icing and sprinkles

Storage tips for homemade truffles

Since a main ingredient in this candy is cream, you have to be careful to store homemade truffles correctly. If you plan to eat them within two weeks, keep them refrigerated in an airtight container.

If they won't be eaten that quickly, or you're preparing them ahead of a party, place them into a zipper freezer bag and store in the freezer. They'll last up to three months that way.

More peppermint chocolate treats

Chocolate and mint is such a great combo during the holidays! Give these other chocolate peppermint treats a try:

Holiday chocolate truffles in Christmas tin
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Holiday Chocolate Truffles

chocolate peppermint truffles

These holiday chocolate truffles have a festive peppermint flavor and are fun to decorate with icing and sprinkles.

Prep Time 15 minutes
Chilling Time 2 hours
Total Time 2 hours 15 minutes

Ingredients

  • 3 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1 teaspoon peppermint extract
  • red and green icing
  • holiday sprinkles

Instructions

Pour the chocolate chips into a large mixing bowl. Heat the cream on the stove at medium heat until steaming, and pour over the chocolate.

Add in peppermint extract and stir until combined.

Refrigerate for at least 2 hours or until semi-firm.

Scoop about 1 ½ tbsp of the chocolate mixture and roll into a ball.

Place on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Repeat until you run out of the mixture.

Decorate with icing and sprinkles if desired.

Store in the refrigerator until ready to serve.

Notes

You can use any type of melting chocolate you like, just keep in mind that milk or white chocolate will be very sweet.

These can be decorated however you like including regular sprinkles, dipped in cocoa powder, or decorative sugar.

These can be kept frozen for up to 1 month or refrigerated for up to 1 week.

decorated holiday chocolate truffles
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