Choc peppermint balls

No-Bake Choc Peppermint Balls Recipe

No-bake chocolate peppermint truffles are the perfect candy cane topped Christmas treat. These easy to make choc peppermint balls are essentially my basic rum ball recipe minus the rolled coconut at the end. Instead, dip them in chocolate and top with crushed candy canes! These look and taste great and won’t last long…

Choc peppermint balls (chocolate truffles)

Chocolate Peppermint Balls Recipe (Chocolate Mint Truffles)

Christmas just is not the same without a batch of delicious rum balls! We always make them a few days before Christmas and do our best to resist eating them before the 25th.

My traditional rum ball recipe is my most popular post in December. They are easy to make and only 5 ingredients. You don’t even have to add the rum.

For choc peppermint balls, you don’t need the rum! But I guess if you really wanted…

One thing that isn’t quickly devoured in our household though is candy canes.

What To Do With Extra Candy Canes

Candy canes are such an easy class gift and the kids come up with a load of them each year. They usually eat one, remember they don’t really like them, and the candy canes end up sitting there uneaten! Not anymore!

This recipe was a last-minute experiment that was an instant hit! Even with the kids. As if they would turn down chocolate truffles!!!

They are essentially chocolate covered rum balls topped with crushed-up candy cane to give them a blast of mint flavour goodness!

The printable recipe card with a FULL ingredients list and detailed instructions can be found at the bottom of this post.

Find more yummy recipes using candy canes that will make everyone hope for more leftover candy after Christmas!

Mixing bowl with ingredients and candy canes

What You Need

  • 1 pack sweet biscuits (E.g. Arnott’s Arrowroot, Marie, etc)
  • 3 tablespoons cocoa
  • 3/4 cup shredded coconut
  • 1 tin condensed milk
  • Pack of milk chocolate melts
  • Candy canes
  • Optional – Peppermint Extract
Choc mint balls on tray

How To Make Choc Peppermint Balls

  1. Crush biscuits in a food processor or use a sealed sandwich bag with a few biscuits at a time and smash with a rolling pin.
  2. Mix in cocoa and coconut.
  3. Add condensed milk and mix well.
  4. Roll into balls around 3 to 4cm in diameter.
  5. Melt chocolate in the microwave or stovetop.
  6. Roll balls in melted chocolate until covered. Place on a tray lined with baking paper.
  7. Crush candy canes into small pieces and sprinkle on top of chocolate balls before the chocolate hardens.
  8. Place in refrigerator until set.
  9. Serve and enjoy!

Adding Peppermint Extract

I usually do not add any peppermint extract to my peppermint bliss balls, simply because my kids aren’t fans of mint flavours. They love them with the crushed candy cane on top and that is just enough mint flavouring to suit them.

If you adore mint flavours, you could add a couple of drops of your favourite mint extract or peppermint oil for an extra burst of flavour!

Recipe Variations

Next year I am going to try this recipe with white chocolate too because I think they will be even better… if that is even possible!!

OR like I mentioned earlier, add rum just like you would to my basic recipe and create peppermint rum balls coated in delicious chocolate!

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FAQs & Tips

How do I store chocolate truffles?

Store the chocolate peppermint truffles in an airtight container in a cool place. If you live in a warmer climate or have a warm house, they are best stored in the refrigerator to prevent them melting and sticking together.

Can I substitute with white chocolate?

Yes, you can substitute white, dark or even mint chocolate with this recipe. Experiment with different flavours to find which you love best!

If you try this recipe, let me know what you think! Leave a comment below or a rating and don’t forget to tag me on Instagram. I would love to see!

No bake choc peppermint balls with candy canes
Choc peppermint balls

No-Bake Choc Peppermint Balls

Yield: 20
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes

A sweet festive treat to share or a fun way to use up extra candy canes after Christmas, these no bake choc peppermint balls taste amazing.

Ingredients

  • 1 pack sweet biscuits E.g. Arnott’s Arrowroot, Marie, etc
  • 3 tablespoons cocoa
  • 3/4 cup shredded coconut
  • 1 tin condensed milk
  • 1 pack milk chocolate melts
  • Candy canes

Instructions

  1. Crush biscuits in a food processor.
  2. Mix in cocoa and coconut.
  3. Add condensed milk and mix well.
  4. Roll into balls around 3 to 4cm in diameter.
  5. Melt chocolate in the microwave or stovetop.
  6. Roll balls in melted chocolate until covered. Place on a tray lined with baking paper.
  7. Crush candy canes into small pieces and sprinkle on top of chocolate balls before the chocolate hardens.
  8. Place in refrigerator until set.
  9. Serve and enjoy!

Notes

If you do not have a food processor to crush your biscuits and candy canes, use a sealed sandwich bag with a few at a time and crush with a rolling pin or similar item. It takes a little longer but less to clean up afterwards!

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This post was first published in December 2019 and updated in 2020.

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