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Peppermint Truffles

Easy Peppermint Truffles are rich, creamy, and made with just five ingredients. This easy treat is fun, festive, and perfect for the holiday season!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time5 mins
Chilling Time2 hrs
Total Time2 hrs 10 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: christmas recipe, holiday dessert, peppermint truffles, pepperoni recipe, truffles
Servings: 24 truffles
Calories: 96kcal



  • 8 ounces semi-sweet chocolate chopped
  • ¾ cup heavy whipping cream
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • ¼ teaspoon peppermint extract
  • 3 Crushed candy canes
  • Red sanding sugar/sprinkles or more crushed candy canes for rolling


  • Add chopped chocolate to a medium bowl and set aside.
  • In a medium saucepan, bring heavy whipping cream and butter to boil over medium-high heat. 
  • Once boiling, remove from heat and pour over chocolate. Let sit for 5 minutes and then stir in peppermint extract until smooth; then stir in crushed candy canes. 
  • Refrigerate mixture until firm, about 1-2 hours. Roll tablespoonfuls of chocolate into balls and then roll into crushed candy canes or sprinkles. Refrigerate until set, about 1-2 hours.


  • Truffles will keep in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to five days or in the freezer for up to three months.
  • See my tips and tricks for making these Peppermint Truffles above the recipe box.


Serving: 1truffle | Calories: 96kcal | Carbohydrates: 7g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 13mg | Sodium: 4mg | Potassium: 59mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 143IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 11mg | Iron: 1mg