Chocolate Mint Truffles are quick and easy to make! Perfect for the holiday season, a party treat or dessert, these simple chocolate balls are use grocery store ingredients. Flavoured with peppermint extract these chocolate mint balls highlight the winning combination of mint and chocolate.
🤍 Recipe Highlights
I have highlighted everything you will come to know and love ❤ about this recipe in the points below (they are many great things to enjoy!):
- No bake: these are the perfect easy no bake treat! No microwave, oven or melting of chocolate needed!
- Homemade truffles: are a lot easier than you might think to make. We simply prep, combine, then roll the mixture into balls.
- Everyday ingredients: we only need 4 ingredients to make the truffles and none of them will break the bank!
- Gift giving idea: place the truffles into clear plastic bags or boxes with a pretty ribbon to give to loved ones during the holiday season.
- Fun and creative: time in the kitchen can be very therapeutic! You will find your worries disappear when you have a wet mint chocolate ball squelching around in your palms, begging to be coated in coloured sprinkles.
The photo below is to show you what you need to make the recipe. Please refer to the printable recipe card for exact measurements.
As you can see the recipe calls for:
- Chocolate biscuits: plain with no sugar or melted chocolate covering are budget friendly and the recommend style of biscuit for the recipe.
- Sweetened condensed milk: sweet, thick and sticky this is a great ingredient to use for all types of dessert. You will find it where the evaporated or long life milks are in the supermarket.
- Peppermint extract: you will find this in the cooking aisle with the sprinkles and cake decorating ingredients.
- Chocolate green sprinkles: you will be able to find 'chocolate' sprinkles' and 'green' sprinkles. Then add each to a small bowl and use a mini whisk to stir and combine. Then we have choc mint looking sprinkles for the chocolate balls 😉!
Tasty Tip: the peppermint extract is very strong. We only need 1 teaspoon for the recipe. More than that changes not only the taste but the texture. We want to stick to this amount so that the truffles hold their round shape.
Here are the step by step instructions to make the recipe. We start by blitzing the chocolate biscuits in the food processor. They will take around 20 to 30 seconds to blitz.
- Crush the biscuits in the food processor (Photo 1)
- Transfer to a mixing bowl (Photo 2)
- Add sweetened condensed milk (Photo 3)
- Then add peppermint extract (Photo 4)
👩🍳 How to Make Chocolate Mint Truffles
To make the truffles, start by adding the chocolate biscuits to the food processor and blitz till they are a fine crumb.
Then transfer them to a mixing bowl and add the sweetened condensed milk and peppermint extract to them.
Use a wooden spoon to stir these ingredients together, then place in the fridge for 15 to 20 mins. Ensure you remove before 30 mins.
- Chill the wet truffle mixture in the fridge for 20 mins (Photo 5)
Once the ingredients have been turned into the wet truffle mixture, we need to chill it for a little bit. This is so that the truffle balls will hold their shape once they are rolled.
They only need 15 to 20 mins in the fridge. After this time, remove and use a mini cookie scoop to portion out and decorate with sprinkles once the truffles are rolled into balls.
The rolled mint balls can be placed into a sealed air tight container for storage prior to serving.
🍽 Serving Suggestions
These chocolate mint balls work perfectly as a sweet dessert, treat or snack on their own. You might also like to feature them as part of a larger dessert table or platter.
If it is night time, a glass of port or red wine and one of these goes down exceptionally well 😉😍!
👍 How to Guide
How to Store
Store the truffles in a sealed, air tight container.
They will last in the fridge for up to 5 days.
How to Freeze
My preference is not to freeze these as it takes away the soft moist biscuit texture of the truffles. If desperate however, you can freeze them and will need to let thaw prior to serving.
😉 Substitutions and variations
As always, here is my section on substitutions and variations that you can make to slightly make the recipe more suited to your preferences or curiosity!
- You can use regular plain chocolate sprinkles instead of chocolate and green sprinkles.
- You could roll the truffles in coconut instead of sprinkles if you wish.
- Use bright multi-coloured sprinkles also known as hundreds and thousands if you want bright pops of colour on the outside of the mint balls.
💡 Tasty Tips
Here are my top tips and tricks so that you can master the recipe from the get go:
- When portioning and rolling, if towards the end of the process the cookie scoop is getting too wet/sticky, put a small bowl of water next to the mixing bowl. About every 3 balls, dip the scoop into the water, then hold over the sink and shake. This will give you enough moisture to roll the rest of the balls and ensure the sprinkles 'stick'.
- My cookie scoop measures 4cm (6cm cookies if making), which is approximately 1.5 inches.
- The reason why the cookie scoop is super handy is because it results in uniform sized chocolate truffles across the batch.
- Even if tempted, don't skip the chill time for the wet mixture. This needs to happen so that the balls will hold their shape when they are rolled.
🤓 Frequently Asked Questions
Does mint go with chocolate?
Mint and chocolate is a pairing with complimentary flavours. It is an exceptionally good choice to pair these 2 ingredients.
What is the difference between a truffle and a chocolate truffle?
A truffle is a type of fungus that is highly sought after and considered somewhat rare. A chocolate truffle is a store bought or homemade chocolate treat made from a combination of ingredients which are then rolled into balls. Often chocolate truffles are decorated with melted chocolate or sprinkles.
What is an alternative to chocolate ripple biscuits to use in chocolate balls?
Mint slice biscuits are an alternative chocolate biscuit that can be used when making chocolate truffles in chocolate mint balls.
😍 More Easy Chocolate Recipes
If time in the kitchen with chocolate is your favourite way to spend some downtime, then I understand your thinking!! Here are some more ideas that I have a feeling you will love 👍😉:
- Turkish Delight Fudge
- Malteser Fudge
- Malteser Rocky Road
- Rocky Road Chocolate
- Cranberry Chocolates
- Marshmallow Chocolates
- White Chocolate Crackles
- Christmas Chocolates
You can also find all of my chocolate recipes in the one spot. Get your mint balls rolled my friend xx.
Chocolate Mint Truffles
- 1 Food processor
- 1 Mixing bowl
- 1 Wooden spoon
- 1 Small bowl to hold the sprinkles
- 500 grams/18 oz chocolate biscuits
- 397 grams/14 oz sweetened condensed milk
- 1 teaspoon peppermint extract
- ⅓ cup chocolate sprinkles
- ⅓ cup green sprinkles
- Crush the biscuits: add the plain chocolate biscuits to the bowl of a food processor and blitz till finely crushed (around 15 seconds).
- Combine ingredients: transfer the crushed biscuits to a medium sized mixing bowl. Then add the sweetened condensed milk, and peppermint extract. Use a wooden spoon to stir and combine.
- Chill: place the wet truffle mixture into the fridge for 20 mins. This is to allow it to firm up a little so that the truffles hold their shape when they are rolled.
- Portion and roll: remove the truffle mixture from the fridge. Use a mini cookie scoop to portion and roll the mixture into balls, dropping into the bowl of sprinkles and coating as you go. Repeat till all mixture is rolled.
- To serve: store the truffles in an air tight container in the fridge until ready to serve. Serve chilled or allow to come to room temperature.
- Note 1 - Chocolate biscuits: you need plain biscuits that have no chocolate coating or sprinkles on top. I am using 2 x 250 gram packets. This is 16 ounces for my USA and Canadian readers.
- Note 2 - Sweetened condensed milk: it is totally fine to use the home brand version of this. The amount needed for the recipe is just less than 1 standard tin. This is to allow for the addition of the orange juice and orange zest also both wet ingredients.
- Note 3 - Peppermint extract: I am using store bought peppermint extract. It is important to measure this as we are adding liquids to a biscuit mix and need to ensure the balls will hold their shape. Not measuring or adding too much of this may result in the balls not setting. So use a measuring spoon and you will be set 😉.