Peppermint Crunch Truffles

Tis the season for all things peppermint. And truffles. And chocolate. Am I so predictable or what? You guys know I love truffles and since it is high holiday season and gift giving is upon us, I wanted to share an easy truffle recipe that you can make quickly. What’s not to like about a deep smooth dark chocolate wrapped in crushed Peppermint Andes Candy for a cool mint flavor and a bit of candy crunch. Throw it in some foil liners, and then place it into a box with ribbon and done-gift giving made fast and easy.

Peppermint Crunch Truffles

Peppermint Crunch Truffles

If you are a regular reader than you know today is when I would post a bark recipe for the Bark Holiday Series, but I . . . lost track of the week! This whole holiday bit of cooking for a few days messed me up-bad. But hey, luckily, this truffle recipe is just as easy to make as bark. The bark will be back next week.

Peppermint Crunch Truffle

That’s it today. Short and sweet, as I know many of you are in the midst of a holiday cook-a-thon for your family and friends.

A few notes:

  • I did not add any peppermint extract in the recipe since the Peppermint Andes provides all the flavor the truffles need. images1 Peppermint Andes can be purchased at Target or online at Amazon. It’s sold as little squares or crushed and ready to go for baking.
  • Your palate, your preference-if you are not a fan of dark chocolate, try semi-sweet or milk chocolate instead.
  • The gold liners are from Wilton and the white candy box can be purchased at Shop Sweet Lulu.

Peppermint Crunch Truffles


  • 11 oz dark chocolate (65% cacao)
  • 8 tablespoon heavy cream
  • 1 ½ cups of crushed Peppermint Andes


  1. Place chocolate and heavy cream in a heat-proof bowl over (not directly on) simmering water. Let chocolate and cream heat up for 3 minutes untouched. After 3 minutes whisk mixture until fully incorporated. Remove bowl from heat and let cool for 20-30 minutes. Pour finished mixture into a flat casserole pan. Cover the surface with plastic wrap and refrigerate until set, about 3 hours.
  2. Remove chilled truffle mixture. Using a melon-baller, scoop out chocolate rounds. Finish forming truffles by hand and place on parchment-lined baking sheet. Roll truffles in crushed Peppermint Andes. Give covered truffles one last roll between the palms of your hand to gently press the crushed Peppermint Andes into the truffle.

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  1. Avatar for Naomi Robinson says

    ahhhh i’m as obsessed with these andes peppermint crunchies as you! i love them! anyways, your truffles are gorgeous… they look so perfect! and you’re right- these are an awesome gift idea. happy thanksgiving naomi!

  2. Avatar for Naomi RobinsonMaria says

    Great idea for gifting! But, believing this tastes good as it looks, I think I’ll keep these gifts to myself :)

  3. Avatar for Naomi RobinsonMeister @ The Nervous Cook says

    So funny — I have truffles on the brain, too, and am currently waiting on some ganache to chill so I can roll them for Turkey Day tomorrow! (Mine are peanut butter, but now i’m starting to wish I’d thought of peppermint. Yours are gorgeous, and sure to be holiday showstoppers.)

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      Naomi replied: — November 24th, 2011 @ 5:08 am

      Hey Meister-No way these are better than yours! PB is always good and always a hit. It’s just too bad we don’t live close enough to trade. :)

  4. Avatar for Naomi Robinsonkristin says

    Just bought some dark chocolate yesterday to make truffles. These look wonderful and will make a super tray with the peppermint biscotti I had already planned to make.

  5. Avatar for Naomi RobinsonBrian @ A Thought For Food says

    I couldn’t agree more… it’s time for peppermint everything! Especially chocolate!

  6. Avatar for Naomi Robinson says

    What an awesome idea! I am in love with Peppermint Bark and this truffle reminds me of it, but more chocolaty! 😀 I think this will also be a nice surprise center in a cupcake. Thanks for sharing!

  7. Avatar for Naomi RobinsonStacey says

    Do you know if these freeze well? They look so pretty and delicious :)

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      Naomi replied: — November 28th, 2011 @ 7:59 pm

      Hi Stacey-I’m not sure if they will freeze well. I haven’t tried that, so its hard to say. Sorry, I couldn’t be more help with this.

  8. Avatar for Naomi RobinsonSarah says

    These look great!
    About how many does one recipe make?

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      Naomi replied: — November 30th, 2011 @ 6:32 pm

      Hi Sarah-It makes about 12-14 11/2 inch truffles.

  9. Avatar for Naomi Robinson says

    I love homemade gifts. The hardwork and the effort add value to the gift no matter how simple they may seem. As such, I love giving out treats like these…They are so cool! So easy to make! Thanks for sharing!

  10. Avatar for Naomi Robinson says

    Homemade gifts are always in demand everywhere, atleast you are sure that you are putting in the right and the freshest ingredients! Loved your recipe. These truffles look very colourful!!

  11. Avatar for Naomi RobinsonMathilde Lutwin says

    Gift shops are slowly fading away from the towns and cities because of the economic down turn and are migrating online because there is a far steadier influx of customers using this plain to get the gifts and presents they want for their needs. Though large trusted stores can offer some great deals thanks to mass production and hierarchy on the market, the shops online can give even greater give-aways as they are trying to pull in more consumers so do big deals to entice people to shop with them and for word of mouth about their bargains to filter out to the public. ..*

    Have a good day

  12. Avatar for Naomi RobinsonFrugal Christmas gift ideas says

    I never taste peppermint truffles in my whole life. I want to try it but there is no any shop here. I will try to make it in my kitchen.

  13. Avatar for Naomi RobinsonAffordable Food Basket Gift says

    I always prefer the homemade gifts. Nowadays, everyone like home made gifts as there is purity and freshness in the material.