Peppermint Crunch Truffles


An excellent addition to any Christmas baking list, plus the oven stays free for other goodies!

Prep Time:
30 mins
Additional Time:
3 hrs 20 mins
Total Time:
3 hrs 50 mins
2 dozen truffles


  • 11 ounces chocolate, chopped

  • ½ cup heavy whipping cream

  • 1 ½ cups chopped peppermint crunch thin mints (such as Andes®)


  1. Heat chocolate and cream in the top of a double boiler over simmering water without stirring for 3 minutes. Whisk chocolate and cream together until smooth. Remove from heat and let mixture cool until thick, 20 to 30 minutes.

  2. Pour chocolate mixture into a flat baking dish, cover with plastic wrap, and chill until fully set, about 3 hours.

  3. Place chopped peppermint candies into a shallow bowl. Use a melon baller to scoop about 1 1/2 teaspoon of chocolate mixture; form into a ball-shaped truffle and set aside on a piece of parchment paper on a work surface. Roll truffles in peppermint candy and lightly roll truffles between your hands to press candy pieces into truffles.

Cook's Note:

Use dark chocolate for a more minty truffle, semisweet for a sweeter one, but I wouldn't recommend white chocolate, as the crushed candies are white chocolate and peppermint. Said candies can be found at Target or online.

Editor's Note:

Andes(R) Peppermint Crunch mints are available seasonally (around Christmas).

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

134 Calories
9g Fat
14g Carbs
1g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 24
Calories 134
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 9g 12%
Saturated Fat 7g 33%
Cholesterol 7mg 2%
Sodium 10mg 0%
Total Carbohydrate 14g 5%
Dietary Fiber 1g 3%
Total Sugars 7g
Protein 1g
Calcium 7mg 1%
Iron 0mg 2%
Potassium 51mg 1%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.