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Chocolate Peppermint Truffles

1 hr


10 ingredients or less



These truffles are reminiscent of Girl Scout cookies or After Eights, featuring a chocolate coating and a refreshing minty center. Whether you're cozied up by the fire or sharing with friends and family during the holiday season, these truffles add a touch of magic to your Christmas celebrations.



1 hr


30 min


30 min


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  • 28
    vegan Oreo cookies
  • 3.5 oz (100 g)
    plain vegan cream cheese
  • ½ tsp
    peppermint extract
  • 7.1 oz (200 g)
  • 1
    candy cane, crushed (optional)


  1. Add the cookies to a food processor.
  2. Blend into fine crumbs.
  3. Add the cream cheese and peppermint extract and pulse a few times to combine.
  4. Transfer the mixture to a bowl and place it in the freezer for 30 minutes to firm up.
  5. Remove the bowl from the freezer, scoop up a tablespoon of the mixture, and use your hands to roll it into a ball. Place on a parchment-lined plate, then transfer back to the freezer while melting the chocolate.
  6. Place the chocolate in a heatproof bowl and microwave at 600W. Stop to stir every 20 seconds until fully melted. Alternatively, melt in a double boiler over the stove. Set aside to cool slightly.
  7. Set a truffle on a fork and spoon melted chocolate over it to coat. Swipe away any excess chocolate, then return it to the lined plate.
  8. Sprinkle over a crushed candy cane for decoration while the chocolate is still wet. Then repeat with the remaining truffles.
  9. Place the truffles in the fridge to harden until ready to eat. Enjoy!


  • Store in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 1 week.
  • Store well sealed in the freezer for up to 2 months.

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Earl Grey - Feb. 17, 2024, 10:54 a.m.

Super easy to make and very tasty! I used freezedried raspberries as decorative topping, and I think dried flower petals wouldalso be very pretty!

PUL Team - Feb. 18, 2024, 4:37 a.m.

Mmm sounds lovely, Earl, thank you! 😊

Ally - Jan. 22, 2024, 12:59 p.m.

What brand of cookies do you recommend?

PUL Team - Jan. 23, 2024, 4:19 a.m.

Hey Ally, we personally used the Oreo brand cookies, which are a vegan chocolate sandwich cookie. Any brand will do though 🤗

Carolina Ferreyro - Jan. 22, 2024, 2:27 a.m.


hannah murphy - Dec. 28, 2023, 9:20 p.m.

SO GREAT!!! Barely lasted 4 days in the house!

Suzy B. - Dec. 25, 2023, 10:46 p.m.

Obsessed with these! They are hard to give as a gift because *someone* (it's me..) keeps eating them before they ever make it to a gift box....

Claire - Dec. 25, 2023, 8:56 p.m.

These are amazing! So simple but so good

Nina - Dec. 25, 2023, 11:15 a.m.

Easy to make and delicious! We made it for our grandparents and they loved it! And we made some more for us to taste ;-)

PUL Team - Dec. 26, 2023, 3:29 p.m.

Love that it was a hit all around, thanks so much for gifting our recipes Nina! Happy holidays! 🎄

Heather - Dec. 24, 2023, 9:31 a.m.

Hello PUL family! I am making these tomorrow but had trouble sourcing peppermint extract. I managed to find alcohol free peppermint spirits at my local health food store. I was assured by someone who works there they are safe to consume internally. Any thoughts about how to use them as a substitute in this recipe?

Many thanks and happy holidays!

Heather - Dec. 25, 2023, 1:38 a.m.

Actually I answered my own question. I used a direct 1:1 substitution and it worked out perfectly!!!

This might be my favorite thing I've ever made. I'll definitely make it again and again. Thank you for this wonderful recipe!!!

PUL Team - Dec. 26, 2023, 9:29 a.m.

Oooh thanks for taking the time to share your experience with it Heather, that's great to know! Happy holidays and a happy new year to you as well! ✨

Marianne - Dec. 23, 2023, 11:25 a.m.

Delicious! If you're gluten-intolerant and live in Australia, I used Kez's Vanilla bean cookies and cream bickies. I bought two packets and used 8 large bickies which was the perfect amount. They taste just like After Dinner Mints :D

Gioia - Dec. 22, 2023, 11:21 a.m.

Thank you for this amazing recipe!!! I can’t wait to try it out by myself. Do you think that I can substitute the cream cheese with coconut yogurt? :)

PUL Team - Dec. 22, 2023, 7:56 p.m.

Hey Gioia! We haven't tried it out so we can't say with 100% certainty. We imagine you could, but perhaps start with less to avoid the mixture getting too thin. Let us know if you test it out 🤗

Nicky - Dec. 22, 2023, 1:23 a.m.

So, I didn’t have any extract handy so I played around a bit. After freezing them and before chocolate coating, I dipped them in a jam, froze them again, chocolate coated them, and garnished with pomegranate seeds because no candy cane. After sharing them I was asked to make a batch for a coworker and sell them officially lol. I instead referred them to the holy grail of tasty recipes aka PUL :)

PUL Team - Dec. 22, 2023, 7:04 a.m.

Aww love the creative twist on truffles - it's lovely when homemade goodies lead to requests. Such a sweet validation! Thank you, Nicky 🥰

Angelika - Dec. 21, 2023, 3:36 a.m.

What different extract would you recommend instead of peppermint?

PUL Team - Dec. 21, 2023, 8:48 a.m.

Hey Angelika, you can omit the peppermint for a less minty flavour or replace it with another extract such as vanilla. We've also heard a positive review for lemon extract from Patrycja 🤗

Patrycja B - Dec. 20, 2023, 7 p.m.

Very tasty!
Although my store didn't had peppermint extract so I switched it for lemon and it tasted so great!
It was so easy to prepare yet felt so exclusive :)

PUL Team - Dec. 21, 2023, 6:58 p.m.

Thanks for the tip, Patrycja, we're so happy to hear!

Hanna - Dec. 20, 2023, 4:58 p.m.

These are so tasty! They are quite soft but I like that, so for me they are perfect. They're also the perfect gift, so easy to make and so delicious.

PUL Team - Dec. 21, 2023, 6:49 p.m.

Woohoo! So happy that the truffles are being enjoyed, Hanna, thank you ☺️

Terhi - Dec. 18, 2023, 11:28 p.m.

These are soooooo yummy and they look really fancy, too! I was going to give them as gifts, but now I'm thinking of eating them ALL myself. :) Thank you so much for a great recipe once again!

PUL Team - Dec. 19, 2023, 6:48 a.m.

Hehe a lovely gift to yourself, Terhi 😜 thanks for sharing the lovely review!

Nadia - Dec. 18, 2023, 4:55 a.m.

A great recipe! Easy, delicious and fancy! The addition of peppermint extract and the candy cane takes it over the top. Thanks for the great recipe, I think these will be a annual family favorite!!

PUL Team - Dec. 19, 2023, 3:58 a.m.

Delighted you enjoyed the Chocolate Peppermint Truffles, Nadia! Here's to creating lasting memories each holiday season☺️🌱

Katherine - Dec. 17, 2023, 5:40 p.m.

Amazing!! And addicting!!

For those considering the chocolate sandwich cookies...I used them and it still turned out delicious!

Katherine - Dec. 19, 2023, 4:26 a.m.

Meant to type 'the double chocolate' sandwich cookies (instead of the regular kind).

I used 14 double chocolate and 14 regular and they turned out amazing. Thanks PUL!

PUL Team - Dec. 19, 2023, 6:04 a.m.

Oh my goodness that sounds incredible, Katherine! Thanks for the idea 🤩

Erin - Dec. 16, 2023, 3:12 p.m.

I made these for my work holiday party on Thursday and they FLEW off the dessert table! I had people coming up to me after saying that they were the best item on the dessert table! Coworkers were raving and asking where I bought them, and when I said I made them they were in shock! One coworker also said how excited he was that they were vegan, because "delicious treats like this help encourage people to become or try being vegan." I myself am not vegan but all of your recipes are absolutely delicious so I thought I would try something different (and to be inclusive if one of my coworkers was vegan). This recipe is perfect for parties and was SO easy to make, I encourage anyone interested to give it a try! (But make sure to save one for yourself because there will not be any leftovers!)

PUL Team - Dec. 18, 2023, 4:03 a.m.

How fantastic to hear, Erin, thank you for the glowing review! It sounds like the Chocolate Peppermint Truffles were a big hit at the holiday party 🥳

Dora - Dec. 13, 2023, 7:23 p.m.

So simple and such a treat!

Ingrid - Dec. 12, 2023, 11:10 p.m.

Ignore my question...ugh...I just found my answer lol. They are delicious by the way. Thanks!

PUL Team - Dec. 14, 2023, 8:40 a.m.

Haha whoops! Hope you enjoy the Chocolate Peppermint Truffles, Ingrid 😃

Ingrid - Dec. 12, 2023, 11:08 p.m.

Do these need to be stored in the fridge?

PUL Team - Dec. 14, 2023, 8:40 a.m.

Hey Ingrid, yes we recommend storing them in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 1 week 😊

jc - Dec. 12, 2023, 9:55 a.m.

Ooooooh these were so good!! Won't admit how many I ate in one go :P