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Peppermint Chocolate Truffles

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Want fun DIY treats that the kids can help with for the holidays? Try these delicious and different peppermint truffles! They’re perfect for gift giving. While truffles may sound super fancy schmancy they’re really fairly easy to pull together. To make it super simple, in addition to the recipe, we have a great how to video after the jump compliments of Rachael Ray Buddy, Heather Bertinetti!

Peppermint Truffles: Makes 16 to 18 (1-inch) truffles {Recipe compliments of Rachael Ray Buddy – Heather Bertinetti}
What you’ll  need:
1/2 cup heavy cream
8 ounces plus 1 pound dark chocolate, finely chopped, divided
1/4 teaspoon salt
Crushed peppermint candies or cocoa powder, for dredging

What to do:
1. Place the cream in a small pot over medium heat and bring it up to a bubble.

2. In a medium mixing bowl, pour the cream over the 8 ounces of chocolate, add the salt to the bowl and stir slowly to fully melt the chocolate and incorporate all of the ingredients.

3. Cover the ganache with plastic and allow it to set at room temperature until firm, about 1 hour.

4. Using a small scoop, portion the ganache out into 1-inch balls and roll them in your hands to make sure they’re completely round.

5. When all of the truffles are formed, melt the remaining chocolate over a double boiler. Dip the truffles in the melted chocolate and roll them around in your hands again to make sure they’re entirely coated. Immediately toss the truffles in peppermint candies or cocoa powder and toss them to evenly coat.

6. Refrigerate the truffles until firm, about 30 minutes. Keep them refrigerated until you’re ready to serve them.

 

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Paula Jones started her blog, Bell'alimento, in 2009 as a place to share her recipes with her friends and family. Along with her delicious recipes being a staple on Babble's Food channel, Jones has been featured on sites such as: Saveur, CNN’s Eatocracy, The Cooking Channel, and The Washington Post.

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