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a pile of easy candy cane chocolate truffles

Easy Candy Cane Chocolate Truffles

Rich and delicious Easy Candy Cane Chocolate Truffles take very little time to make and are the perfect peppermint holiday treat that you can give!
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 5 mins
Total Time 25 mins
Servings 24
Calories 107

Ingredients

  • 1 ½ cups chocolate (coarsely chopped (I used 60% Ghirardhelli))
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter (room temperature)
  • 4-6 candy canes (crushed)

Instructions

  • Place coarsely chopped chocolate in a medium sized heat safe bowl and set aside.
  • In a small saucepan over medium heat bring the heavy cream to a boil. You just want to get it to the point of a boil and then remove it from the heat as soon as it does.
  • Pour the scalded heavy cream over the chocolate and let stand for 2-3 minutes undisturbed until chocolate has softened.
  • Slowly whisk the mixture until smooth and add the room temperature butter. Whisk until butter is melted and incorporated.
  • Allow ganache to thicken and chill in refrigerator at least 4 hours.
  • Form 1" balls by rolling in between palms. Add crushed candy canes to a small dish. When you roll the truffle, the outside will be soft from the heat of your hands. As soon as you're done rolling, add truffle to dish with candy canes and shake around until its fully covered. Remove and allow to set on a piece of parchment. Serve immediately.
  • If making for future use, store ganache in refrigerator and do not roll and coat with peppermint until ready to eat.

Notes

Yields 2 dozen truffles

Nutrition

Calories: 107kcal | Carbohydrates: 9g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 16mg | Sodium: 5mg | Potassium: 39mg | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 175IU | Vitamin C: 0.1mg | Calcium: 9mg | Iron: 0.3mg