Crème de Menthe Truffles

Lovely and luscious, these gift-worthy candies can be made with only five ingredients.

  • Prep Time 2 hr 15 min
  • Total Time 3 hr 55 min
  • Servings 36

Ingredients

1/2
cup whipping cream
1
bag (10 oz) creme de menthe baking chips
1
cup semisweet chocolate chips (6 oz)
10
oz vanilla-flavored candy coating (almond bark)
2
drops green food color
Mini foil candy cups (1 1/2 inch), if desired

  • 1 In 2-quart saucepan, heat whipping cream over low heat 2 to 3 minutes or until cream is warm. Remove from heat. Add baking chips and chocolate chips; stir until melted and smooth. Cover; refrigerate 1 hour or until firm.
  • 2 Line cookie sheets with waxed paper. Shape mixture into 1-inch balls, dusting hands with powdered sugar or cocoa, if necessary; place 2 inches apart on cookie sheets. Refrigerate 30 minutes.
  • 3 Meanwhile, in deep 1-quart saucepan, melt candy coating over low heat, stirring frequently, until smooth. Remove for heat; cool 10 minutes. In small resealable freezer plastic bag, place 1/4 cup melted coating and the green food color; seal bag. Squeeze bag to mix until uniform color; set aside.
  • 4 Using fork, dip 1 truffle at a time into white candy coating to coat. Return to waxed paper-lined cookie sheets. Cut off tiny corner of bag containing green coating. Squeeze bag to drizzle coating over each truffle (if necessary, reheat green coating in microwave on High a few seconds to make coating drizzle). Let truffles stand until coating is set, about 10 minutes, before placing in foil candy cups. Store in refrigerator.

Expert Tips

Place truffles in a covered container and store in the refrigerator up to 2 weeks.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Truffle
Calories
120
(
Calories from Fat
70),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
7g
7%
(Saturated Fat
4 1/2g,
4 1/2%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
0mg
0%;
Sodium
10mg
10%;
Total Carbohydrate
13g
13%
(Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
  Sugars
12g
12%
),
Protein
1g
1%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
0%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
2%;
Iron
2%;
Exchanges:
0 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
1
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.