Mint Chocolate Chip is a favorite flavor combination of mine and these little mint chocolate chip truffles are way too addicting. A creamy mint filling dipped in good quality dark chocolate makes a perfect indulgence.
My son, Cameron, just had to have his blood drawn twice in the past week. Since he is only two, I was nervous how it would go and a bit sad to take him. Thankfully, my sister was able to come with me when he had it done the first time. We were both bracing ourselves for a lot of crying. But, when we got there, he proudly climbed up on the chair, held out his arm and didn’t flinch or cry when they poked him.
Talk about a proud mom moment. I thought it might be just a fluke, and was worried the second time we went that he would know what was going to happen and cry and not hold still. He was still a champ the second time, although he did get a little squirmy at how long it took. I think I’ve told everyone I know that story and I’m still so proud of him that I feel the need to share the story with the entire internet.
I’m not sure why he was so brave, but I’m proud of him. Now to work on teaching him not to cry when his sister barely bumps him.
I’m a mint chocolate lover and I’m so happy that the mint chocolate recipes on my blog are some of my most popular on my site. These mint brownies, no churn mint chocolate chip ice cream and Andes Mint Cookies are all fan favorites. So knowing that you all love mint chocolate as much as I do, I wanted to give you all a bite sized mint chocolate chip recipe you can keep in your freezer and pull out whenever you have a craving.
I’m a fan of mint chocolate chip all year, no special occasion needed, but these easy chocolate mint chip truffles would be especially good around Christmas.
- 4 ounces cream cheese, room temperature
- 6 tablespoons butter, room temperature
- ¼ teaspoon mint extract (or ⅛ teaspoon mint oil)
- 2½ cups powdered sugar
- ½ cup mini chocolate chips
- 12 ounces dark chocolate (for dipping)
- Cream together cream cheese, butter and mint extract until smooth. Beat in powdered sugar until smooth. Gently stir in chocolate chips. Chill the filling for at least 3 hours.
- Roll into 1 inch balls and place on parchment paper. The filling can get sticky. Pop it back in the fridge to chill a bit more if it gets too sticky to work with. Chill the truffles for at least 3 hours.
- Gently melt the chocolate over low heat in a double boiler or in the microwave for 10 second intervals. Dip each of the chilled truffles in the chocolate and let cool completely on parchment paper. Store in the fridge. Will last a week in the refrigerator or several weeks in the freezer.
Here are some other mint chocolate chip recipes that sound amazing.
Mint Chocolate Chip Dip from Homemade Hooplah
Mint Chocolate Chip Fudge from Chocolate, Chocolate and More
And for very special occasions, Mint Chocolate Chip Layer Cake from Life, Love and Sugar
Some other favorites: