White Chocolate Truffles with Peppermint

A simple recipe for white chocolate truffles with peppermint. A tasty sweet treat which makes an excellent Christmas gift.

White Chocolate Truffles with Peppermint

White Chocolate Truffles with Peppermint

Winter wonderland on a plate!

These gorgeous little snowballs got the thumbs up from everyone. They didn't last 5 minutes!

They are so soft to bite into through the powdery, white icing sugar.

The best part is when you discover a little bite of mint in among the sweet white chocolate! Oh yes!

roughly chopped white chocolate

White Chocolate

These truffles are not the traditional Scottish style truffles which are made with crushed biscuits (graham crackers) and coconut. These are a luxury gananch style truffle made with double cream.

White chocolate is notoriously tricky to work with, but if you melt it gently in a bain marie it will melt beautifully.

A bain marie is a bowl which sits above a pan of simmering water. The trick is to make sure the bowl sits above the water. If it sits in the water the chocolate will seize and you'll have to start again.

Peppermint Creams

White chocolate can be overly sweet, so the addition of mint in these truffles really cuts through the sweetness and elevates these truffles to a whole new level of gorgeousness.

You need a fondant mint cream for these truffles, but not the type covered in chocolate. They should be firm and powdery but when bitten into they should melt in the mouth. 

DON'T use a hard mint for these truffles, it has to be soft and crumbly.

I used Bassett's Mint Creams for these truffles.

For more Scottish recipes have a look at my recipe index of Scottish Recipes for Vegans and Vegetarians

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Edible Christmas Gifts

These truffles make a wonderful Christmas gift your friends and family will love.

They would also make a good hostess gift if you are visiting friends and family during the festive period.

To package them buy small clear bags, pop a few in and finish off with a pretty ribbon and gift tag.

Keep these in the fridge until you are ready to deliver them.


If you like these truffles try my chocolate orange truffles with coconut; my very tipsy truffles for more of an adult version; my sneaky chocolate maple truffles which are suitable for vegans or if you are thinking about the kids try my Totoro truffles, they are super cute and kids love them.

White Chocolate Truffles with Peppermint

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Yield: 20 truffles

White Chocolate Truffles with Peppermint

White Chocolate Truffles with Peppermint

A simple recipe for white chocolate truffles with peppermint. A tasty sweet treat which makes an excellent Christmas gift.
prep time: 15 Mcook time: total time: 15 M


  • 125ml double cream (1 small pot)
  • 150g white chocolate (1 large bar), broken into pieces
  • 25g strong hard white peppermints (5 mint fondant creams)


How to cook White Chocolate Truffles with Peppermint

  1. Melt the cream and chocolate gently for 4-5 mins until the chocolate has melted. Leave to cool.
  2. Whisk the cream mixture until thick and then put in the fridge for 3-4 hours.
  3. Put the mints into a plastic bag and crush, using a rolling pin. Scatter pieces into the cream mixture. If the mixture is firm enough, roll spoonfuls of the mixture into balls in some icing sugar. If a little soft, chill in fridge or freezer for a while before rolling.
  4. Chill for at least 2 hours before serving.
  5. Enjoy!


Store in the fridge for up to 4 days.

I've not added chill time to this recipe as you may want to chill overnight or make them much quicker.
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  1. Tremendous! These are definately on for Xmas day coffee chocolates, thanks for the inspiration! Great idea with the dusting. I might do a mixture of white and dark choc.


  2. Hi David,

    A mixture of white and dark chocolate would be lovely, I may try that myself! I love dark chocolate. Orange, lemon or lime peel would be good with the dark chocolate too!

  3. Ooh, these look tasty. Mac makes something that looks like these except they're dark chocolate truffles with pepper, and they're covered with icing sugar and coconut powder. When we're through reeling from the holiday sugar rush I'll talk him into making some!

  4. I'm not a huge peppermint fan, but those still look mighty tempting...

  5. those truffles look delicious and festive - I actually was thinking white chocolate is too sweet for me but then I thought the mint might just make it the little less sweet!

  6. They look so pretty and Christmassy - what a lovely photo. Mint isn't my thing but I could be tempted! Also like the idea of orange peel...

  7. Oh my gosh Holler, those are just...beautiful! And I love your plate and statue! I usually make "Mexican Wedding Cookies" that look like your truffles. But now I must try making these lovely little snowballs!

  8. Oh yum! I love that powdered sugar coating.

  9. Hi Tadmack, Pepper added to truffles, that is something a bit different!

    Try adding something else to them like raisons or just having them plain, Mike.

    Hi Johanna, They are sweet, but they are so little! The mint does cut through it too!

    Hi Jen, I am liking the idea of orange peel more and more, it would be good with dark chocolate or white.

    Hi Deb, What are Mexican Wedding Cookies made from? My friend gave me the little figure.

    Hi Emiline, the icing sugar is lovely, but beware, if they are in the fridge, the truffles start to absorb the sugar.

  10. Holler, wishing you and Graham a very Merry Christmas!
    My best to you,

  11. Thanks Deb, A very merry Christmas to you too!

  12. OMG! White Chocolate truffles are the best!!


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