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Single mint truffle on a china tea cup with a mint leaf

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.
Course Cookies, Dessert, Snack
Cuisine European
Keyword dairy-free, dark chocolate, easy, gluten-free, no bake, peppermint, vegetarian
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 0 minutes
Rolling truffles 5 hours 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 70 bite-sized balls
Calories 6kcal
Author Heather
Cost $5


  • small 8" frying pan
  • heat resistant spatula
  • mediul mixing bowl
  • Measuring spoons
  • Measuring cups


  • 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.

To serve

  • Remove from the freezer 15 minutes before ready to serve. Allow 2-3 balls per person. Arrange on a flat dish or in a bowl. Add a serving spoon or toothpicks and garnish with fresh mint leaves.


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