Saturday, December 13, 2008

Chocolate Mint Truffles



Quick! Don't look. I know you don't want these. They're Chocolate Mint Truffles.



I discovered them in this cookbook. I think you're going to like this recipe because it's super easy. And it doesn't require a ginormous list of ingredients.

And Leslie, you don't even need a candy thermometer. Yay!



See. All you need is some mint chocolate chips (or Creme De Menthe baking chips), hey whatever you can find that's in the mint family, semi-sweet chocolate chips, sweetened condensed milk (not to be confused with that nasty evaporated milk), and sprinkles (or anything else you might like to roll your truffles around in.



I said easy, didn't I? Well, I meant it. You can even melt your chocolate in the microwave.

I know y'all in Texas don't like to be using your oven, like ever, because it's too dang hot, so you're going to love this recipe.

So, as I was saying, you melt the chocolates in the microwave, or on the stove if you're in Antarctica and you want to warm up your igloo, dump the sweetened condensed milk in, mix it around real good, then chill it for a couple hours.




Then you'll want to skim the nasty film off, the stuff that formed on the top while the truffle love was cooling, toss it over your shoulder, and get down to business.

Just start making little one inch balls. Kiy, you're going to have to get over that OCD messy hand thing. Although I feel your pain, you can't be letting it stand between you and the chocolate.

Just so you all know, Kiy won't touch food with her bare hands. Not even with food prep gloves. So I gave her some homework per my new OCD camp skills that I learned from watching Oprah. Yep, that makes me an expert. Anyway, she is to bathe in cold, raw meatball mixture. Then she has to lick her hands and she'll be cured. So, Kiy, did it work? We're dying to know.

Anyway, I was saying, roll the truffle mixture into one inch balls and then roll them around in the sprinkles until every millimeter is covered with sprinkles. Or you can use nuts if you want, or unsweetened cocoa, sugar, or coconut even. Really, whatever you want.

Then let them cool for an hour and they're done. Wasn't that easy?



I'm getting a little crazy with the macro setting on my camera. Don't these chocolate sprinkles look like little turds up this close?

I'm sorry. I really don't want to ruin the truffles for you. They're divine.



And the recipe card . . . Enjoy!

9 comments:

  1. You.Are.Killing.Me.

    Please, stop the madness. I've already gained 2 lbs this week. My butt can't get any bigger.

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  2. Totally easy!! Love it.

    I can't believe it! I have that cookbook! We must have been separated at birth:-)

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  3. That's probably the easiest truffle recipe I've ever seen. I'll have to try it. I've been addicted to Mint Chocolate Truffle coffee creamer lately so of course this sounds yummy!!

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  4. Little hamster pellets......ok, now I don't want these nearly as bad as I did when I first started reading!!!LOL...
    Jill, I wish you lived next door, but of course that would mean you would be living in TX, and apparantly you have some attitude about Texas. It's really a wonderful place to live!! ;) You have such a sense of humor and such great looking recipes, that I'd really rather just pop over and laugh and taste them, than to have them all in MY house...oh the calories and the pain they would bring! Just kidding, but you really do have some awesome recipes! Thanks for sharing!
    Suzanne

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  5. Suzanne, I really don't have anything against Texas, I just don't like to be hot (unless we're talking about getting my smokin' hot body back). If it weren't so hot there, I'd totally be your neighbor. I bring my neighbors lots of treats though (because I don't want them all in MY house), so you'd have to be able deal with that. I'm glad you like the recipes.

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  6. Mmm! I want some of these drop shipped to me too! :-)

    If you are ever in California I would love to have you over to cook for--I mean with me!
    Kalisha

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  7. I'm pregnant & borderline diabetic and these chocolate mint turds, I mean truffles, are going to send me straight to ICU. Thanks ;)

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  8. Ok, me again. I forget to say I also adopted your cookie giveaway idea and used several of your recipes this past Christmas plus a few of my own. EVERY SINGLE one of them was a hit. Grandma loved the white chocolate bark, Mom loved the oreo truffles, and I'd say the hands down winner were these mint truffles. I also had several comments on the gingerbread. I don't usually like it but I thought it would be a nice addition to the cookie boxes. WELL, let me tell you. That was the comment from everyone. "I don't usually like gingerbread, buttttt"

    Thanks! You made me look like a rockstar. :)

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