Creme de Menthe Truffles
These Creme de Menthe Truffles are covered in chocolate and have a creamy mint filling that melts in your mouth. They are one of my favorite Easy Christmas Candies!
- 1/2 cup salted butter, melted
- 1 cup finely chopped toasted pecans
- 1/4 cup clear or green creme de menthe
- 4 cups powdered sugar
- 2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips
- 2 teaspoons shortening
In a large bowl mix together melted butter, pecans, and creme de menthe.You can use an electric mixer or a wooden spoon.
Gradually mix in powdered sugar.
Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for 1 hour.
Line a baking sheet with wax paper or parchment paper.
Dust hands with powdered sugar. Shape mixture into 1-inch balls. Place on prepared baking sheet. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for 30 minutes.
Place chocolate chips and shortening in a microwave-safe bowl. Microwave for 20 second intervals, stirring in between until completely melted.
Using a fork, one at a time coat the balls in the melted chocolate and then return to the baking sheet.
Refrigerate until set.