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Chocolate Mint Truffles

Double Boiler

40 truffles


⅓ cup boiling water

6 Tbs fresh orange mint, chopped

4 oz unsweetened chocolate, chopped

4 oz semisweet chocolate, chopped

1½ sticks unsalted butter

2 cups powdered sugar

1 egg yolk

unsweetened cocoa


Make a "mint tea" by placing orange mint in boiling water; steep for 30 minutes. Discard mint.

Place tea in top of double boiler over simmering water.

Add chocolate; stir until melted. Cool.

Cream together butter, sugar, and egg yolk.

Add chocolate and chill for one hour.

Form into 1" balls; roll in cocoa.

Holiday Herbs: 17 Easy and Delicious Holiday Recipes with Growing Instructions, 1991, Herb Bits, Norwalk, CT.


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