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Mint Chocolate Truffles

Addicting Mint Chocolate Truffles with Thin Mint Cookies or Grasshopper cookies, cream cheese and chocolate coating! A Tasty St. Patrick’s Day recipe you don’t want to miss!

Course Dessert
Prep Time 15 minutes
Servings 20 servings
Author Maggie Roush

Ingredients

  • 9 ounces Grasshopper cookies or Girl Scout Thin Mint Cookies
  • 4 ounces Cream Cheese
  • 8-12 ounces Chocolate or Candy Melts for outside coating
  • 4 ounces Colored Candy Melts (optional)

Instructions

  1. In a food processor, add grasshoppers or Thin Mints and pulse until they are just crumbs. Depending on the size of your processor, you might need to do this step in a few batches. 

    If you don't have a food processor, put the cookies in a big Ziploc bag and pounding them with rolling pin or the bottom of a glass until crumbs only. 

  2. Mix the cream cheese and cookie crumbs together in a bowl until well-mixed. This is easier with soft cream cheese. 

  3. Roll the mixture into 1 inch size balls. Place them on a parchment lined baking sheet and place in freezer (or fridge) for at least 30 minutes. I recommend using a pan with sides so they can't roll off. 

  4. Once truffles are chilled, melt the chocolate or candy melts in a microwave-safe bowl in the microwave. Heat for 30 seconds at a time, stirring in between, until melted.

  5. Roll each ball in the melted chocolate until it is fully covered. I usually use a fork to move the truffle around until it is covered. Then, I use the fork to pick up the truffle and allow the excess chocolate to run off before placing back on the parchment paper. Repeat with all the truffles.

    Put the truffles back in the freezer (or fridge) until the chocolate coating has completely set.

  6. I also added a green chocolate drizzle to the top of my truffles. If you want to do this, melt in the microwave around 4 ounces of green candy melts in a microwave safe bowl in 30 second increments, stirring between. Then, take a spoon and quickly drizzle the melted green candy melts over the truffles OR add to a small Ziplock bag and cut a tiny corner off the bag to drizzle. 

  7. Keep in fridge until you are ready to enjoy!