Dark Chocolate, Peppermint Truffles
These bite-sized rich truffles balance the richness of chocolate with peppermint freshness. An easy recipe that uses only 4 ingredients, has these made in no time! Store them in your freezer for those moments you need a quick host or hostess gift, or an afternoon snack. Pair a couple of truffles with a coffee, tea, or even a mint julep while working on your next book club event! These truffles have been made with a Victorian theme in mind, but can be used for any occasion.
Servings 70 bite-sized balls
small 8" frying pan
heat resistant spatula
mediul mixing bowl
- 1 cup cocoa powder unsweetened
- 1/2 cup apple sauce unsweetened
- 3 tbsp honey
- 1/4 tsp pure peppermint essence
Measure and add cocoa powder to a medium mixing bowl
In a small frying pan, add honey. On MEDIUM-LOW, warm the honey until liquified and remove from heat. Add applesauce and peppermint essence. Stir until well mixed before adding to cocoa.
Stir cocoa and wet ingredients until there are no dry areas. Taste and adjust with more peppermint if needed. Cover and refrigerate for 30 minutes, or up to 3 days.
Remove the truffle mixture from the fridge. Add coconut or ground nuts to a large flat plate. Pinch out enough mixture to make a raspberry-sized ball. Roll the mixture to form a ball shape and drop into the coating. Roll each ball in the coconut or nut mixture and compress slightly so the coating sticks.
Store truffles in a freezer-proof container until ready to serve.
This recipe makes a fabulous host or hostess gift.
Freeze any leftovers for a delicious afternoon snack later.
Calories: 6kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 1mg | Potassium: 20mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 2mg | Iron: 1mg