Fun and festive, these easy Peppermint Bark Truffles require no baking and take 4 ingredients to make. The perfect combination of rich, melt in your mouth dark chocolate and peppermint flavors – that’s it!
Hi friends and merry almost Christmas! I still can’t believe Christmas is 10 days away, and yet I still don’t feel the Christmas vibes at all this year. With the baby at home, we’ve been trying to minimize our activities and stay home most of the time. Thankfully, both of us can continue working from home and have easy access to online deliveries.
However, there are days where I crave to be creative in the kitchen. If you haven’t followed me on Instagram, I’ve been sharing my cooking and baking activities at night on Insta Story once the baby has gone to dreamland so I can have some quiet moments, even just for an hour or so.
This time…truffles! Remember these Chocolate Peppermint Cookies I shared? Well, I still have peppermint in mind and thought it’s time for some peppermint bark truffles. So, here we go, and in case you want more truffles recipes, check out Mexican Hot Chocolate Truffles, Decadent Truffles, Champagne Truffles, and Healthy Chocolate Avocado Truffles.
What’s in this peppermint bark truffles recipe?
You won’t believe it when I say the ingredients to make these peppermint bark truffles are super easy! Basically chocolate.
- Condensed milk. Make sure it’s not evaporated milk. When I first tried this, I took a wrong can and I ended up throwing it away
- Chocolates. You will need two kinds of chocolates – white chocolate peppermint and dark chocolate. As for dark chocolate, I suggest using 85% or above so these truffles are not overly too sweet
- Coconut oil. This will help the chocolate set and create a shiny exterior
I can’t find white chocolate peppermint
Substitute it with 2.5 cups of white chocolate chips and 1/2 cups of finely crushed candy canes. However, it would help if you were careful when melting the candy canes in a microwave because peppermint can quickly burn.
Can I add peppermint extract?
Yes, but it is not necessary. That way, you can still taste the deep chocolate flavor in these peppermint bark truffles.
Truffles will always be differently shaped, but if they’re the same size they’ll look classy. You can use 1 tablespoons cookie scoop to ensure all truffles are the same size. Be sure to have a glass of warm water when you mold your truffles. Dip your cookie scoop into warm water before scooping each ball to make them easier to scoop and release easily.
How to store homemade truffles?
Like most truffles, these peppermint bark truffles can be stored in the fridge for up to 3 days. Or you can also freeze them for up to a month.
Peppermint Bark Truffles
- 1 14-ounce can sweetened condensed milk
- 3 cups white chocolate peppermint chips
- 3 cups dark chocolate
- 1 tablespoon coconut oil
- Combine condensed milk and white chocolate peppermint chips in a large bowl. microwave for 1 minute and stir the mixture. If the chocolate hasn’t fully melted yet, microwave it for another 30 seconds.
- Place the mixture in the fridge for 1-2 hours, or until it has set.
- Scoop the mixture into 1″ balls using a cookie scoop.
- Meanwhile, melt the dark chocolate and coconut oil in the microwave at 30 seconds intervals – stirring between each interval – until it is fully melted. It should take 1-2 minutes.
- Dip the truffles one at a time into the melted dark chocolate. Allow any excess to drip off and then place the truffles on a parchment-lined baking sheet to set. Allow the truffles to set and enjoy!