Sprightly peppermint and bittersweet dark chocolate are a combination that is out of this world. They come together beautifully in these easy, luscious peppermint truffles. Perfect to give as gifts…or not.

20min + chilling


  1. 250ml pure cream
  2. 275g dark chocolate, finely chopped
  3. 40g butter
  4. 20ml (1tbs) Queen Natural Peppermint Extract
  5. Crushed pistachio nuts and cocoa powder, to coat


  1. Step 1

    Pour cream into a saucepan; bring to a boil over medium heat.

  2. Step 2

    Remove saucepan from heat. Add all chocolate and stir until melted and combined. Add butter, stir until melted. Add peppermint essence, stir until combined.

  3. Step 3

    Pour into a bowl and cover with plastic wrap. Refrigerate for at least 4 hours.

  4. Step 4

    Line a tray with baking paper. Place spoonfuls of chocolate mixture on tray.

  5. Step 5

    Dust your hands with crushed pistachio nuts or cocoa powder, and gently form spoonfuls into balls. Roll each ball in either nuts or cocoa powder. Refrigerate until firm. Store in fridge until ready to serve.

Comments & Reviews

Ahh yes, I did use ‘melts’… Interesting! Luckily I was able to salvage them, but will try again with a block of chocolate instead 🍫


The overall taste of the recipe was fantastic. For me it just wouldn’t set, maybe too much extract? Even tried placing ball sized amounts on tray in freezer for 30min and still just turned squished as soon as they started to increased in temperature (with the touch of the hand). Ended up crushing chocolate biscuits and mixing this in to try to dry out the mix a bit more so it would set, which did work.


Hi Lee-Anne, sorry to hear your truffles didn’t set! Did you by any chance use a product like dark chocolate ‘melts’ as opposed to a block of chocolate? We often find that this style of product doesn’t set as hard as real chocolate after it’s been melted. Alternatively (depending on where you are) it may just be due to the summer heat – a lot of Aussies are having a very hot summer this year! It sounds like you came up with a great solution, we hope you enjoyed them 🙂

Queen Fine Foods