I was very excited to try making these. I have heard that truffles are pretty easy to make. The only ones that I have ever made are the Oreo Truffles which are so easy, it seems like you are cheating when you are making them!
I chose to make them this week because friends of ours are baby-sitting for us on Thursday night while my husband and I have a rare date night (so excited - going to see the musical Billy Elliot!) My friends love the Oreo Truffles, so I thought I would make this for them to snack on while they hang out.
I had some problems assembling the ingredients for this recipe. Even though I read through it a million times, I kept forgetting something (first peppermint extract, then the chocolate, and then I didn't have enough cream!) But fortunately I was trying to plan ahead, so I was still able to get everything together in advance. This recipe calls for a pound a semi-sweet chocolate. I really wish they had pre-chopped baking chocolate. I was seriously tempted to just use chocolate chips, but in the end I sucked it up and chopped up a pound of chocolate.
My friends loved the truffles and they do make a great gift this time of year. The taste was pretty amazing and with the exception of rolling into balls, they were really easy to make. I would like to try them without the mint next time. And I also ended up with a lot of cookie crumbs leftover. Next time I would only chopped up half the cookies, so I could eat the rest of the them whole :-)