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candy cane truffles

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a recipe by
Heather Porter
Nashua, NH

I was trying to find a festive candy to give to my friends and neighbors... Thought these were perfect for the Holidays!

★★★★★ 1
serves Makes 3 dozen
prep time 15 Min
cook time 3 Hr
method Refrigerate/Freeze

Ingredients For candy cane truffles

  • 12 oz
    bittersweet chocolate
  • 1/4 c
  • 1 c
    heavy cream
  • 1/4 c
    whipping cream
  • 1/2 tsp
    pepermint extract
  • 12
    candy canes, crushed

How To Make candy cane truffles

  • 1
    Pour both types of cream, sugar and extract into a heavy saucepan and bring to a boil on low heat.
  • 2
    Chop up the bittersweet chocolate and put into a bowl.
  • 3
    Pour boiling cream mixture over the chocolate and stir until smooth.
  • 4
    Place bowl in the fridge for 2 3/4 - 3 hours to firm up.
  • 5
    Using a teaspoon, scoop out firm chocolate and roll into walnut size truffle. (it gets a little messy, but completely worth it!)
  • 6
    Drop truffle into a bowl or container of crushed candy canes and completely cover. I usually shake the container to completely cover instead of rolling it with my fingers to avoid getting candy cane all over your fingers.
  • 7
    Put completed truffles into an airtight container and place in the fridge or freezer to firm up.