Who loves the peppermint flavour of candy cane? If you do then you’ll love these simple White Chocolate Peppermint Truffles! This week’s Holiday Entertaining Guide theme challenge was dessert balls and I had to find a way to bring candy cane into the mix! This is a recipe that you can make ahead and store in your freezer right up until the moment you want to serve them. If you don’t put them into the freezer, they’re quite soft which I know some of you will enjoy.

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Look how pretty they are and they’re naturally festive for the Christmas season because of the colours! I used red candy melts to dress them up but feel free to use more white chocolate and red food coloring instead if you’d like.

I hope you dig this recipe as much as my family does and if you’re looking for more dessert ball recipes, make sure to check out my friends Stacey (ThisLilPiglet.net) and Randa (TheBewitchinKitchen.com) who are joining me in creating dessert ball recipes this week.

Don’t forget to check out our Holiday Entertaining Guide (click those words) for more fantastic recipes.

White Chocolate Peppermint Truffles

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INGREDIENTS

  • 8oz (226g) bar of cream cheese
  • 2 cups of powdered sugar
  • 2 1/2 cups white chocolate chips
  • 1 tsp. peppermint extract
  • 1/4 cup crushed candy cane
  • 1/4 cup red candy melts

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PREPARATION

  1. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper
  2. In a mixer, beat the cream cheese until smooth.
  3. Slowly add in of powdered icing sugar, once all of the powdered sugar is incorporated into the cream cheese.
  4. Using a double boiler, melt the white chocolate chips and add in the peppermint extract.
  5. Pour the melted chocolate/peppermint mixture into the cream cheese and blend.
  6. Transfer the mixture into a bowl, cover and place in the fridge until firm. If you want to speed this up, put in the freezer but keep an eye that the edges don’t actually get to the frozen state.
  7. Scoop out golf-ball sized balls, roll in your hands and place onto the parchment-lined baking pan. Repeat until all of the mixture is gone
  8. Melt the red candy melts in the microwave as per directions. Place into a piping bag and drizzle over the truffles.
  9. Top with crushed candy cane and put into the freezer until ready to serve!

Check out this video of me making them!

 

 

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White Chocolate Peppermint Truffles Recipe
white chocolate peppermint truffles dessert recipe
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Serves: 24
Ingredients
  • 8oz (226g) bar of cream cheese
  • 2 cups of powdered sugar
  • 2½ cups white chocolate chips
  • 1 tsp. peppermint extract
  • ¼ cup crushed candy cane
  • ¼ cup red candy melts
Instructions
  1. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper
  2. In a mixer, beat the cream cheese until smooth.
  3. Slowly add in of powdered icing sugar, once all of the powdered sugar is incorporated into the cream cheese.
  4. Using a double boiler, melt the white chocolate chips and add in the peppermint extract.
  5. Pour the melted chocolate/peppermint mixture into the cream cheese and blend.
  6. Transfer the mixture into a bowl, cover and place in the fridge until firm. If you want to speed this up, put in the freezer but keep an eye that the edges don't actually get to the frozen state.
  7. Scoop out golf-ball sized balls, roll in your hands and place onto the parchment-lined baking pan. Repeat until all of the mixture is gone
  8. Melt the red candy melts in the microwave as per directions. Place into a piping bag and drizzle over the truffles.
  9. Top with crushed candy cane and put into the freezer until ready to serve!

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10 Responses

  1. These are so perfect for holiday gatherings!! I have this bookmarked so I can make these up for my girls Christmas party. everyone is bring a dish but no one is bringing a dessert…which hello a group or girls you need to have something sweet :)

  2. These sound really good, I would love to attempt to make them for my husband, he loves anything mint or peppermint

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