Peppermint Hot Cocoa Truffle Starters
- Pour chocolate chips into a large mixing bowl. Set aside.
- In medium pot, combine candy canes, sugar, salt and cream, bring to a boil.
- Immediately pour cream mixture over the chocolate chips and stir until smooth and silky. Allow to cool to room temperature.
- Cover and refrigerate to solidify.
- Scoop out golf ball size portions and roll into a rough ball shape then roll in crushed candy canes.
- To turn truffle into hot cocoa, melt it in 10-12 ounces of hot milk, or half and half if you are feeling very decadent.
*You can mix it up a bit by replacing the candy canes with 1/2 cup sugar and keep it plain or add natural oils and extracts such as orange or raspberry. Keep the oils to about 1/2 teaspoon or less to taste and extracts to about twice that much. Let your imagination run wild!
These hot cocoa truffle starts make a great gift. Just package up in a cellophane bag and tie with ribbon or present in a cute coffee mug with a label for the directions.
Recipe developed for Dixie Crystals by Carrie Fields @fieldsofcake.