Want a perfect Christmas treat? These make great snacks for a holiday party and sweet holiday gifts. The combination of smooth chocolate and crushed candy canes is just the thing to get you in the holiday spirit. Make a double batch of Chocolate Peppermint Truffles because these babies go fast come holiday time.
Place chocolate chips in a medium sized mixing bowl.
Heat cream in a small saucepan over medium heat until it comes to a boil. Pour hot cream over the chocolate chips and allow it to sit for 5 minutes. Then, whisk until smooth. Add in peppermint extract and stir to fully incorporate.
Cover mixture with foil or plastic wrap and place in refrigerator until truffle mixture becomes firm (about 6 hours or overnight).
Place a piece of parchment paper onto a large plate or cookie sheet and set aside.
Place the crushed peppermints on a plate or a cutting board.
Remove truffle mixture from the refrigerator. Using a teaspoon, or a melon baller, scoop out small balls of chocolate. Roll each carefully in your hand until it resembles a misshapen little ball (these should not be perfectly round, they are supposed to resemble real truffles).
Immediately roll each truffle in the crushed peppermint and place on prepared baking sheet. Cover truffles and place them in the refrigerator until firm.