These Mint Chocolate Chip Truffles combine a creamy mint chocolate center with a hard chocolate shell. They are the perfect holiday treat!
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So I have been doing a lot of shopping lately.
I mean obviously, it’s the holiday season. And with that comes holiday SHOPPING. You know, like gifts and things that I buy for other people because I am a loving, generous person.
But with said holiday season comes SALES. Lots and lots of sales. Discounts galore around here. I can’t even stand it. So naturally, I stock up on things while they are cheaper than usual.
It’s a money-saving technique. Quite smart of me, if we are being honest.
And what is it that I stock up on? Oh…you know. Clothes and shoes and necklaces and scented candles and eyeshadow. The occasional bracelet. And maybe a handbag or two.
Essentials, really. And what kind of penny pincher would I be if I didn’t buy them while they were discounted?
An absolutely horrible one.
For whatever reason, my husband doesn’t quite see the rationale behind my adventures in
shopping money saving. So what I have found, is that if I don’t MENTION my purchases (it really pains me so keep such great savings to myself, but what do you do) and just quietly put them away and start using them, he usually doesn’t even notice.
Occasionally I’ll get a “where did you get that?” and again — I have nothing to be ashamed of, but why waste his time telling him all about the great sale I nabbed up when he’s not interested.
I mean, he’s a busy guy. We don’t want to hold him up telling him all the details of my money saving. He probably has an important football game to watch.
So what I do in those situations is quite simple. And it works exactly one hundred percent of the time. I look at my husband with a slightly confused look on my face and say THESE EXACT WORDS: “Oh, it’s super old. I actually forgot I had it. I’ve worn it before, it’s just been awhile.”
Then I just go on about my day. Nothing to see here, folks. Just a lady wearing a shirt that she’s had for a zillion years.
I know what you’re thinking. I’m a horrible person. But before you go spouting of judgement — please remember that I made you some CANDY!!
And not just any candy. These truffles have a creamy mint chocolate chip center that tastes like biting into ice cream. These are perfect for gifting or holiday cookie trays!!
All jokes aside, this recipe is very special to me because I hope that you will PIN IT!! The reason? I’ve partnered with Challenge Dairy as part of their “Pin a Recipe, Feed a Child” Campaign. Every time a recipe from this campaign Pinterest board is “pinned,” Challenge Butter will donate a meal for a child in need to the UNICEF foundation.
I can say firsthand that I know what it is like to live in a home where you to to bed hungry, and it’s not something you ever forget. As an adult, I get major anxiety about keeping food stocked (and extra put away for emergencies) — it will never stop being one of my biggest fears. So please keep kiddos in need in your hearts this holiday season and find a way to help through your local organizations. And pin the heck out of the recipes on THIS BOARD!!
- 4 cups powdered sugar
- 4 Tablespoons salted Challenge butter, (1/2 stick) melted
- 7 oz (1/2 can) sweetened condensed milk
- 1 1/2 teaspoons mint extract
- 2 oz semisweet chocolate, finely chopped
- Few drops green food coloring
- 16 oz chocolate almond bark, for coating
- In a large bowl, mix the powdered sugar, melted butter, sweetened condensed milk, and mint extract with a large wooden spoon (you may have to use your hands towards the end) until smooth. Fold in green food coloring and chopped chocolate until combined.
- Refrigerate uncovered for about 30 minutes, then roll into balls with damp hands and place on cookie sheets lined with wax paper. Refrigerate again for about an hour.
- Melt almond bark according to package directions. Dip the candies in the melted chocolate, shaking excess chocolate off gently. Place back on lined cookie sheets. Using a fork, drizzle any leftover chocolate on candies and refrigerate until firm.
Thank you so much for reading! Have a very happy Monday!!