Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Thanksgiving Recipe No. 3: Mint Truffles

it wouldn't be thanksgiving without dessert, right? lots and lots of dessert that is. i've already posted mom's famous sugar cookie recipe that we make every year, as well as the crazy good peanut butter ball recipe, but i haven't shared her famous frozen mint truffle recipe, and i'm fixing that today.

if you like chocolate (i mean who doesn't?) and are a peppermint freak like i am (beginning november 1st, if you can put mint in it, i pretty much do it) then you will love love love these mint truffles.

the best part about them is they are so easy to make. (disclaimer: these taste way better than they look in the one and only picture i snapped! let's not judge a book by it's cover here, okayyyy!)

check out the recipe below!

Mom's Mint Chocolate Truffles

1 cup butter, room temperature
2 cups powdered sugar
3 oz unsweetened baking chocolate, melted
4 eggs
3/4 tsp peppermint extract
2 tsp vanilla
crushed candy canes for the topping
mini cupcake liners
mini cupcake pans

in a large mixing bowl beat together the butter and powdered sugar until light and fluffy with a hand mixer. beat in the melted chocolate. add one egg at a time and continue to beat until light and fluffy.

add peppermint extract and vanilla and beat.

line mini cupcake pans with the liners. scoop truffle filling into the mini liners and top with crushed candy canes. cover will foil and freeze.

these are supposed to be eaten frozen, otherwise they melt and turn into mush....serve directly from the freezer and enjoy!

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