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5-1-533x800            Christmas Chocolate Truffles

        Christmas Chocolate Truffles are the easiest sweet treat you will make this holiday season. And, if you have kids in your life, get them involved; this is a very kid-friendly recipe.  Trust me, enjoy it while it lasts!

Recipe Credit- Lordbyronskitchen.com

I Found This Recipe On- Country Living

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Christmas Chocolate Truffles

Christmas Chocolate Truffles are the easiest sweet treat you will make this holiday season. And, if you have kids in your life, get them involved; this is a very kid-friendly recipe. Trust me, enjoy it while it lasts!
Course Dessert
Keyword Christmas
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 2 hours
Total Time 2 hours 10 minutes
Author lordbyronskitchen.com

Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 3 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 14 ounces canned sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • ½ cup sprinkles

Instructions

Instructions

  1. Using a double boiler method, melt the chocolate chips, condensed milk, and vanilla together until smooth.
  2. Refrigerate the chocolate mixture for one hour until slightly firm.
  3. Portion the truffle mixture using a two teaspoon measure scoop to keep truffles even in size. Roll into balls and roll into the sprinkles to coat.
  4. Place truffles on a parchment-lined baking sheet and refrigerate for one hour to set.

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          5-Ingredient Peppermint Patties

Homemade 5-Ingredient Peppermint Patties are so easy and delicious!

Recipe Credit- Baker By Nature

I Found This Recipe On- Country Living

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5 Ingredient Peppermint Patties

Homemade 5-Ingredient Peppermint Patties are so easy and delicious! 
Course Dessert
Keyword Christmas
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 3 hours 40 minutes
Servings 30
Author bakerbynature.com

Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 1 14 ounce can sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 Tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon peppermint extract
  • 5 cups confectioners' sugar plus more if needed
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 24 ounces semi-sweet or dark chocolate finely chopped
  • 1 cup crushed candy canes optional

Instructions

Instructions

  1. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper and set it aside until needed.
  2. In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, or in a very large bowl using a handheld electric mixer, beat together the sweetened condensed milk and peppermint extract until well combined.
  3. With the mixer on low speed, gradually add in the confectioners' sugar, allowing what you've added to fully incorporate into the mixture before adding more. Beat in the salt. *If the filling is still sticky after adding the 5 cups of confectioners' sugar, add more, a 1/4 cup at a time, until the filling is very thick and can easily be handled.
  4. Using a medium cookie scoop, scoop out level scoopfuls of filling, kneading and rolling each one in your hands a few times before rolling it into a ball and transferring it to the prepared baking sheet. Repeat with all filling. Using your fingertips, or the palm of your hand, press each round of filling down into a 1-and-1/2" circle.
  5. Set aside and allow the patties to dry for at least 1 hour on each side. I suggest setting a timer so you know exactly how long they've been drying. *To easily flip the patties over without breaking them, slide a small spatula underneath each one and gently flip it over.
  6. When you're ready to dip them in chocolate...
  7. Fill a medium pot one-third full with water and bring it to a low simmer over medium heat. Place a heatproof bowl that will fit on top of the pan snugly, but will not touch the simmering water, on top of the pan. Reduce the heat to low and place two-thirds of the chocolate into the bowl. Place a candy thermometer intp the chocolate and let it melt, stirring frequently with a silicon spatula. *Do not let the temperature of the chocolate exceed 120°F.
  8. Once the chocolate has fully melted, remove the bowl from heat, but keep the pot of simmering water on the burner. Wipe the bottom of the bowl to remove any condensation.
  9. Stir in the remaining chocolate, a little bit at a time, allowing what you've added to completely melt before adding more.
  10. Set aside and allow the chocolate to cool to 82°F. Once the chocolate has reached 82°F, place it back over the simmering water and reheat to a temperature between 88°F and 91°F. Remove the bowl from heat once you have reached the correct temperature. The chocolate should be smooth and glossy, with no streaks.
  11. Using a fork or candy dipper, dip each patty in the chocolate, allowing excess chocolate to drip back into the bowl before transferring it back to the parchment paper line baked sheet. Sprinkle the top of each dipped patty with crushed canes, if using.
  12. Set aside and allow the chocolate to set before serving, about 1 hour.
  13. Store in an airtight container, at room temperature, for up to 1 week.

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          Peppermint Brownie Truffles

A batch of these Peppermint Brownie Truffles will not last long at your holiday parties.  Easy treats that look like they came from the store are perfect because they will impress everyone.

Recipe Credit- insidebrucrewlife.com

I Found This Recipe On- Country Living

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Peppermint Brownie Truffles

These easy Peppermint Brownie Truffles are an easy treat to add to holiday cookie trays. The striped straws and bows make the sweet treat stand out from everything else.
Course Dessert
Keyword Christmas
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 22 minutes
Total Time 52 minutes
Servings 35
Author insidebrucrewlife.com

Ingredients

  • Ingredients
  • 1 - 9 x13 boxed fudge brownie mix
  • 1 - 10 ounce bag white chocolate melting wafers
  • 1/4 cup peppermint candy bits

Instructions

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Spray a 9x13 baking pan with nonstick spray.
  2. Prepare and bake the brownie mix according to the package directions. The baking time will vary depending on the brand of brownies you use. Do not over bake.
  3. Let the brownies cool completely. Cut the very edges of the brownies off, and then cut the rest of the brownies into 35 squares.
  4. Press and roll the squares into balls. Add a paper straw to the top of each brownie bite. Place on a wax paper lined tray and freeze for about an hour.
  5. Melt the chocolate according to the package directions. Dip the brownie bites in the chocolate and place back on the wax paper lined tray. Sprinkle with peppermint bits immediately. Let set.

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                   Peppermint Bark Fudge

Smooth and creamy Peppermint Bark Fudge!

Recipe Credit-  Baker By Nature

I Found This Recipe On- Country Living

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Pepperment Bark Fudge

Smooth and Creamy Homemade Peppermint Bark Fudge!
Course Dessert
Keyword Christmas
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Author bakerbynature.com

Ingredients

Ingredients

  • For the semi-sweet peppermint chocolate layer:
  • 1 14 ounce can sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 teaspoon pure peppermint extract reduce to 1/2 teaspoon for a milder flavor
  • 20 ounces semi-sweet chocolate roughly chopped
  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter cut into 1/2-inch pieces, at room temperature
  • For the white chocolate peppermint chocolate layer:
  • 1 14 ounce can sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 teaspoon pure peppermint extract reduce to 1/2 teaspoon for a milder flavor
  • 20 ounces white chocolate roughly chopped
  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter cut into 1/2-inch pieces, at room temperature
  • 1/2 cup crushed candy canes

Instructions

Instructions

  1. For the semi-sweet peppermint chocolate layer:
  2. Lightly grease a 9x13-inch baking pan. Line the pan with parchment paper, allowing the excess paper to overhang the sides, set aside. In a large, heatproof bowl combine the sweetened condensed milk, peppermint extract, chopped chocolate, and butter; set aside. Fill a saucepan with a little water (you want it about 1/4 full) and bring it to a boil. Reduce the heat to barely a simmer. Place your heatproof glass bowl holding your ingredients on top of the pot. Stir frequently, until the chocolate has melted and the mixture is completely smooth, about 8 minutes. Remove from heat. The mixture will be very thick. Using a sturdy spatula, scrape the fudge into the prepared pan and smooth the top. Set aside while you make the second layer.
  3. For the white chocolate peppermint layer:
  4. In a large, heatproof bowl combine the sweetened condensed milk, peppermint extract, chopped white chocolate, and butter; set aside. Fill a saucepan with a little water (you want it about 1/4 full) and bring it to a boil. Reduce the heat to barely a simmer. Place your heatproof glass bowl holding your ingredients on top of the pot. Stir frequently, until the white chocolate has melted and the mixture is completely smooth, about 8 minutes. Remove from heat. The mixture will be very thick. Using a sturdy spatula, scrape the fudge on top of the chocolate layer; gently spread until evenly distributed. Sprinkle the top with crushed candy canes. Refrigerate for at least 2 hours, or until firm enough to easily slice.
  5. Gently run a butter knife around the edge of the pan to loosen the fudge. Remove the fudge and transfer it to a cutting board. Peel off parchment paper, then slice the fudge into small pieces. Serve at once or store in an airtight container for up to a week. For more storage options, view text in the post.

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4 Comments on “Christmas Candy Cane Sweets- Kickoff To The Holiday Season

  1. I cannot wait to make the Peppermint Brownie Truffles. – So few ingredients and they look very pretty and sound delicious!!! I’ll keep you posted as to how they turn out.

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