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Sonoma, CA 95476
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Peppermint Ganache Truffles

Prep time:
30 minutes
Cook time:
2 hours, plus 2 hours chilling
25 truffles
1 out of 5

 The perfect combination of rich chocolate and sweet peppermint, these little treats are a delicious dessert bite.


  • 8 ounces heavy cream
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1 tablespoon light corn syrup
  • 8 ounces bittersweet chocolate chips
  • 2 tablespoons peppermint schnapps
  • ¼ cup cocoa powder
  • 4 candy canes, crushed
  • 2 tablespoons assorted sprinkles


In a small saucepan over medium heat, combine cream, butter and corn syrup, stirring occasionally, until warm and steaming.

Place chocolate chips in a heatproof bowl. Pour cream mixture over chocolate chips and stir to combine. Add peppermint schnapps and stir until smooth. Chill mixture in refrigerator for 1½ hours.

Scoop ganache into balls with a melon baller and place on parchment-lined baking sheet. Return to refrigerator for another 30 minutes.

Place cocoa powder, crushed candy canes and sprinkles in separate bowls for dipping. Using a fork, roll chilled ganache truffles in chosen toppings, then place in small cupcake liners to serve. 

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