Monday, February 13, 2017

Chocolate Mint Truffles Just in Time for Valentine's Day!

Which type of chocolate do you prefer?  Dark?  Semi-sweet?  Milk?  

Whatever your answer is, this recipe for Chocolate Mint Truffles is one that will make you all happy because you can adjust the type of chocolate to your preference.  It's so darn easy to make that you can leave this recipe out, and your kiddos and even your husband can make them for their favorite Valentine, that's YOU, without any worries in the kitchen.  It's a pretty much no-fail recipe!

Whatever your answer is, this recipe for Chocolate Mint Truffles is one that will make you all happy because you can adjust the type of chocolate to your preference.  It's also so ~tinkin' easy to make that you can leave this recipe out and your kiddos and even your husband can make them for their favorite Valentine, that's YOU, without any worries in the kitchen.  It's a pretty much no-fail recipe!

 Chocolate Mint Truffles


I have a confession to make.....I have a special sweet tooth reserved for CHOCOLATE!  Shhhhhh! In the world of chocolate, DARK chocolate is my favorite.  This is a great thing because no one else in my family is a big fan of this delicious bit of heaven, so it's mine....all mine! (insert maniacle crazy voice).

~Farm News~

There sure is love in the air around here in the cow lot.  Mommas are lovin' on their babies.  We are up to six new calves: 5 little ladies and one little gentleman.  Our newest momma is very protective of her calf.  Last year, her calf was born breach and did not survive.  It seemed that she then appointed herself "Auntie" of the lot and watched over all the other youngins. Tall Guy and I are very excited that she has a little one this year to care for, but she will have to be watched carefully when we are in the lot.  She must be watched because she tends to charge anyone trying to get too close to her or her calf.  I appreciate a protective momma, but I also value our safety out on the lot.


Alrighty.  Since most the mommas are happy out in the lot, it's time to make this momma happy and make some little balls of chocolate mint heaven.  Are you ready?

All the ingredients you probably have in your kitchen already.  That's a huge star in my recipe book. Here they are:  

Cream Cheese:  I used the "original" Kraft Cream Cheese, but I'm sure you could also use the low-fat version.

Chocolate Bar:  The recipe calls for 70% dark chocolate, and I went to my favorite maker, Ghirardelli! Any type of chocolate would work, so pick the brand and type you like!

And the rest are:
Sugar*
Peppermint Oil
Cocoa Powder**
Powdered Sugar*

Easy Peasy right?  The original recipe didn't call for the Powdered Sugar, but after eating the truffle rolled in just cocoa, I thought the first taste was a bit bitter to my liking, so I took each ball for a little spin in a bowl of the white fluffy stuff.  May I just say.....PERFECT!

*For those of you trying to cut out sugar, you can use special sugars in place of the old standards. Try Swerve Confectioners and Swerve Granular Sugar.   You won't know the difference, promise!

** For the cocoa powder, I went with 1/2 good old Hershey's Cocoa Powder and half of their NEW Hershey's Special Dark Cacao Powder.  This is a head's up for all my fellow dark chocolate lovers!




Chocolate Mint Truffles      

Ingredients
Cooking Directions
  1. Let the cream cheese sit out until room temperature, or put it in the microwave, and stir after 15-second intervals until warm and soft.
  2. Melt the chocolate in a double boiler or in the microwave and once melted, let cool to the same temp as the cream cheese. (HINT: Melt the chocolate part way, and stir until the rest of the chocolate is melted. May have to reheat if it all doesn't melt the first time.)
  3. Add chocolate to the cream cheese, then add the rest of the ingredients. Mix until all are combined. If you do not have the mint taste you like, add more in small amounts until it suits you.
  4. Cool this mixture in the refrigerator until firm enough to roll into balls.
  5. Spoon dough out, roll into small balls, and let these truffles cool in the refrigerator again.
  6. Dust with cocoa powder and powdered sugar, and enjoy!
Whatever your answer is, this recipe for Chocolate Mint Truffles is one that will make you all happy because you can adjust the type of chocolate to your preference.  It's also so ~tinkin' easy to make that you can leave this recipe out and your kiddos and even your husband can make them for their favorite Valentine, that's YOU, without any worries in the kitchen.  It's a pretty much no-fail recipe!

Chocolate Mint Truffles

While these little round pieces of heaven make great Valentine's Day goodies, please don't wait a whole year to make them again.  We all need a bit of chocolate in our day to pick us up and take us to a happy place.  24/7365,  It's always chocolate time in my house.

Until next time Peeps, have a wonderful day,
and go make a positive difference
in someone's life!





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