It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas! Welcome to the silly season, where peppermint reigns, eggnog returns and gingerbread cookies rule. We are kicking off the holidays with a special truffle recipe.
These gorgeous Peppermint Oreo Truffles need only five ingredients and come together in a flash. Featuring a soft chocolate and creamy mint centre, covered in dark chocolate and topped with crushed candy canes, they are a peppermint lovers dream!
Have you started your holiday baking yet? I spent this weekend making these truffles and a batch of Peppermint Bark - I am up to my knees in chocolate goodness. You can see all my baking photos on Instagram. I have so many more Christmas recipes to try, it really is the best time of year to bake.
If you are getting into the Christmas spirit, why not try a batch of these chocolate treats. These cute truffles are actually a spin off from my Oreo Cheesecake Truffles.
Peppermint Oreo Truffles
Makes 18-20 truffles
200 grams (approximately 20) plain Oreo biscuits*
100 grams (1/2 cup) cream cheese, room temperature
1 teaspoon peppermint essence
225 grams (1 and 1/2 cups) dark chocolate melts
3 peppermint candy canes
Line a baking tray with baking paper. Using a mortar and pestle, crush your candy canes. Throw your Oreo biscuits into a food processor and whiz for 30 second or so until they turn to crumbs. Add your cream cheese, ensuring its nice and soft and whiz again. The mixture should become wet and start to stick together. Add the peppermint essence and whiz again.
Roll small balls of the mixture and place onto the prepared tray. Place in the fridge for at least 30 minutes to chill. Meanwhile, melt the chocolate on the stove, by placing the chocolate into a heat proof bowl and sitting it over the top of a saucepan filled with a few inches of water. Make sure the bottom of the bowl is not touching the water. On medium heat, stir the chocolate until fully melted. Remove from the stove but leave the bowl sitting on top of the warm water. This will help the chocolate stay warm and loose.
One at a time, dip the balls into the chocolate and gently remove using a fork. Shake off the excess chocolate and place back onto the tray. Sprinkle the truffle with a little bit of crushed candy cane. Once the truffles are done, pop them back into the fridge for an hour or two to set.
*Note - Australian Oreos are slightly smaller than American Oreos, so it may be best to measure your amount of Oreos in grams, otherwise maybe just add 18 Oreo biscuits.