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Megans Cookin: Chocolate Peppermint Truffle

Friday, December 21, 2007

Chocolate Peppermint Truffle

I'm wrapping up this truffle series with the peppermint truffle.

Two trys later and I'm happy with it.

Chocolate Peppermint Truffles
The first try: I thought I would be clever and buy those green mint chips. Add butter and cream and let set up. Well, these ugly green blogs didn't set up. Not even over night in the freezer. And the color! I couldnt get pass that green.
So, I dumped out all the blobs and started over with semi-sweet chocolate. Added my butter and cream, a little peppermint extract and everybody was dancing the happy dance.

Much better.
What was I thinking?
No more green chips for me!

I got all my little boxes in a row.

They didnt hold as many as I would of liked them to.

But all in all, I think my Truffles are pretty and they are a labor of love.
Which goes hand in hand with Christmas.
Merry Christmas!
Chocolate Peppermint Truffles

12 oz semi-sweet chocolate

1/2 cup butter

1 cup heavey cream

1/2 teaspoon peppermint extract

Melt chocolate butter and cream in microwave. Stir to blend. Add extract. Let sit in fridge for 2 hours. Roll into balls

Dip in melted dark chocolate.



Blogger April said...

yum! You did a great job! They all look delicious.

December 21, 2007 at 8:49 PM  
Blogger Karen Downing said...

What a great idea! These looks fabulous.

December 22, 2007 at 7:46 AM  
Blogger Carla said...

Such a great idea for gifts. This year, I gave out brownies cut with cookie cutters. Maybe next year, I'll try truffles :)

December 22, 2007 at 8:45 PM  
Blogger maybahay said...

these are gorgeous. lovely presents:-)

December 22, 2007 at 9:20 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yum! These were definitely my favorite. They just melted in your mouth. It was like eating a gourmet Junior mint!!!!

Thanks Megan,

December 28, 2007 at 4:35 PM  
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