These truffles are soooo good! This recipe comes from the Land O Lakes Holiday cookies magazine.
Creme De Menthe Truffles
1/3 cup Land o Lakes heavy whipping cream
1/4 cup Land of Lakes butter
1 (10 oz) package of creme de menthe baking chips (substitute 60 Andes mints if you can't find them)
1 (12 oz) package vanilla flavored candy coating
2 drops green food color
1/4 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips (melted)
Combine whipping cream and butter in a 2 quart saucepan. Cook over medium-low heat until melted (4-5 minutes). Add cream de menthe chips. Continue cooking, stirring constantly until chips are melted and mixture is smooth. (2-3 minutes). Cover, refrigerate at least 2 hours or freeze for 1 hour until firm.
Dust hands with powdered sugar. Working quickly, shape into 1 inch balls. (Truffle mixture will be soft, repeat dusting hands to make rolling easier). Place balls onto wax paper lined baking sheet, refrigerate at least 2 hours.
Meanwhile, melt candy coating in a deep 1 quart saucepan over low heat; stir until smooth (8-10 minutes). Stir in food color until well mixed. Remove from heat and cool 10 minutes.
Remove truffles from refrigerator. Place truffle in candy coating mixture. Use a small spoon to coat truffle; immediately remove and place onto waxed paper. Repeat with remaining truffles. (Work quickly so the truffles do not melt). Refrigerate until coating is set (about 10 minutes).
Drizzle each truffle with melted chocolate. Refrigerate until set (10 minutes). Store refrigerated up to two weeks.
Makes 48 truffles.
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