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Cupcake Truffles: Pretty Little Chocolate Mints in 10-Minutes Flat

Let’s face it.  Cupcakes are cute.  But they are messy to make.  And they take a long time.  But, sometimes you want to get tat cute-cupcake factor in a smaller, bite-sized version.  For instance, maybe you’re hosting a holiday party & want to set a pretty little mint truffle by everyone’s plates.  Or, maybe your putting the final touches on that plate of goodies for your neighbors and you need a little something that will give a bit of extra “oomph.”

That’s where these adorable little truffles come in.  They are so easy to make, you can have a batch of 10 done in 10 minutes or less.  Better yet, no baking is required, just a bit of microwaving.  And, how do they taste?  Absoultely creamy and splendid, just like storebought truffles.  Only a heck of a lot more adorable.  Here’s how you can make a batch of your own bite-sized cupcake truffles in two flavors: mint & double chocolate.

Pretty Lil’ Cupcake Truffles

  • 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup milk chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1 cup mint or white chocolate chips
  • sprinkles & mini red m&m’s
  • Mini cupcake or candy wrappers

STEP 1.  In a medium, microwave-safe bowl, combine semi-sweet chocolate chips, milk chocolate chips & heavy cream.  Microwave for 40-50 seconds.  Stir until smooth and creamy.  (Microwave for 20-60 seconds more, as needed to entirely melt the chocolate)

STEP 2. Spoon the melted chocolate mixture into a large, ziploc bag.  Snip off a small corner of the bag and pipe the melted chocolate into mini cupcake or candy wrappers, filling each about 3/4 of the way to the top.  Place in the fridge & allow to cool completely before Step 3. 

STEP 3.  In a small, microwave-safe bowl, melt the mint or white chocolate chips for 30 seconds.  Remove and stir.  Return to the microwave for 30 seconds more.  Stir again.   Microwave again, if needed, then stir until the mixture is smooth.  Transfer to a plastic ziptop bag, snip off the corner, and pipe in a swirl atop the chocolate truffle.  Decorate with sprinkles or M&M’s, if desired.  Allow to cool & harden (but don’t put the truffles into the fridge to cool!  The dramatic drop in temperature can make the chocolate mottled & nasty looking)

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