Make these Candy Cane Chocolate Truffles for guests during the holidays, or to give as a homemade edible gift. These Christmas candies have a chocolate brownie center and are dipped in chocolate. The chocolate brownie truffles are then given a dusting of crushed up candy canes for a minty and seasonal finish. They’re easy to make and delicious to eat!
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Candy Cane Chocolate Truffles
Truffles are such an easy sweet treat to make, and these candy cane chocolate truffles are no exception. Make a double batch of these so that you can give them as a delicious edible gift this Christmas!
The base of the truffles is a chocolate brownie – which is made from a box mix. For even quicker truffles you could just buy ready-made brownies and continue with the rest of the recipe.
Whatever makes your life the easiest is everything I’m about! I am not averse to using a box or packet mix here and there, not everything has to be from scratch if you don’t have the time!
Ingredients used in this recipe
The full ingredients list and instructions are found in the printable recipe card at the end of this post, but here is a brief outline so you know what to expect from the recipe. I highly recommend always reading a recipe all the way through before starting.
- Box of Brownie Mix + the ingredients to make them
- Tub of Chocolate Frosting
- Melting Chocolate – you can use dark or milk chocolate, or even white if you prefer.
- Candy Canes
Equipment used in this recipe
You will need some basic baking equipment – bowls, spatulas, baking sheets, etc., and are likely to have many of these cooking tools in your kitchen already. However there are a few specific things you need, so I’ve added some Amazon links for your convenience should you need to purchase anything for this recipe.
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Candy Cane Chocolate Truffles Recipe Tips
- Make the chocolate brownies according to the package instructions and allow to cool completely before turning them into the truffles.
- If you want to skip the baking, then buy ready-made brownies instead!
- Break the brownies down into crumbs with your hands (it’s such a satisfying job!) and mix with enough ready-made chocolate frosting to form a dough
- Place candy canes inside a Ziploc bag and smash down into pieces with a rolling pin or mallet.
- They don’t need to be uniform in size, it’s good to have slightly different size pieces.
- Reserve some of the crushed candy canes to sprinkle on top of the truffles and mix the rest in the dough.
- Use a small ice cream scoop to scoop out the dough to roll into balls.
- The scoop will help to get even portions, but if you don’t have one, don’t worry, just eyeball it – these truffles are homemade so they don’t have to be exactly uniform in size!
- Place the truffle balls on a parchment-lined cookie sheet in the fridge for about an hour to firm up before dunking into melted chocolate.
- To cover the brownie balls you will need melted chocolate. You could use milk, dark, or even white chocolate (or a mix of all three) to coat the truffles.
- Melt the chocolate either according to the package instructions or in short increments in the microwave.
- Stir between melting as the chocolate may not appear melted, but actually is!
- Do not burn the chocolate as it will become unusable.
- Do not get water into the chocolate as it will seize up, and again become unusable.
- Use a fork or a dipping tool to dip the truffles into the melted chocolate.
- Gently tap to remove excess chocolate.
- Place the coated truffle back on the baking sheet and sprinkle a little crushed candy cane on top.
- Repeat the steps for all of the truffles and refrigerate until the chocolate has set.
Make It A Meal!
You’ve made the dessert, but what about the rest of the courses? Here are some recipes to take a look at to make a complete meal!
- Appetizer: Chestnut & Sage Soup
- Main Dish: Sheet Pan Roasted Chicken Thighs with Potatoes
- Side Dish: Roasted Apple Cauliflower Mash with Crispy Brussels Sprouts
- Beverage: Delicious, Easy-To-Make Christmas Party Mocktails
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More Recipes Using Chocolate
Since chocolate is the main ingredient in this recipe, here are a few more yummy chocolate recipes for you to make:Make these Candy Cane Chocolate Truffles for guests during the holidays, or to give as a homemade edible gift. They're easy to make and delicious to eat! #Christmas #Recipes
More Truffles Recipes
Here are some more truffle recipes that you can make. Make a variety of them for Christmas, or combine a selection in a box as a gift. Place some tissue paper in a nice box and pop the finished truffles inside.
- 1 (18.4oz/522g) box of Betty Crocker Milk Chocolate Brownie Mix + ingredients to make them:
- 3 Tbsp water
- ½ cup oil
- 2 large eggs
- ½ cup chocolate frosting
- 8oz melting chocolate
- 1 cup crushed candy canes, divided
- Preheat oven to 180C/350F/Gas 4 and spray a 13" x 9" baking pan with baking spray.
- Follow the directions on the back of the box to prepare the brownie batter.
- Pour batter into prepared pan and bake for 24-26 minutes or until a toothpick comes out with few crumbs.
- Allow the brownies to cool completely.
- Crumble the cooled brownies into a large bowl.
- Mix the chocolate frosting into the brownie crumbs to form a dough.
- Add half of the crushed candy canes and mix in well.
- Use a small ice cream scoop to scoop out some dough and roll into a ball.
- Place onto a lined cookie sheet and refrigerate for 1-2 hours.
- Place the chocolate wafers into a large microwave-safe bowl, melt in 30-second increments, stirring in between, until the chocolate is melted and smooth.
- Use a fork to dip the brownie balls into the chocolate and roll until fully coated.
- Pick up the brownie ball with the fork and lightly tap to remove extra chocolate.
- Place the chocolate-covered ball onto the cookie sheet and sprinkle a little bit of the crushed candy canes on top.
- Repeat steps 11 through 13 with the remaining brownie balls until they've all been decorated.
- Return to fridge to allow the chocolate to harden before serving
Time does not include refrigeration setting time.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 24 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 263 Total Fat: 15g Saturated Fat: 4g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 10g Cholesterol: 34mg Sodium: 104mg Carbohydrates: 30g Net Carbohydrates: 0g Fiber: 0g Sugar: 15g Sugar Alcohols: 0g Protein: 3g