The weather outside is frightful but Peppermint Schnapps Truffles are oh so delightful. Made with four simple ingredients these no-bake truffles are infused with peppermint liqueur then sprinkled with crushed candy canes. Add a hint of alcohol to your Christmas cookie tray with this festive indulgence.
There’s no problem a mallet and a bottle of schnapps can’t solve. They’re basic tools for building, destroying, threatening, well wishing, drowning sorrows and drinking celebrations. At the very least the combo makes me feel invincible, kind of like Thor with his hammer except I’m snockered and holding a kitchen tool that tenderizes meat.
Since my search for cutlets to flatten out came up empty, I’m resorting to the next best thing: candy canes. Santa can judge me all he wants; it’s fun to have a festive drink in one hand while pummeling my frustrations on peppermint sticks with the other.
Not-so-fun is cleaning candy canes off the floor after banging them into oblivion without a proper seal on the zip-top bag.
Fortunately I found another box of candy canes to abuse after I finished mopping. That was step one to calming down. Step two was to make myself a hot cocoa, spike it with peppermint schnapps and sip on it while the floor dried. There was no step three because the cocoa schnapps combo was so tasty it instantly lifted my mood and inspired me to make a batch of boozy truffles.
Creamy balls of dark chocolate with a hint of peppermint schnapps are the festive indulgence you need in your life. Made with four simple ingredients and zero baking, Peppermint Schnapps Truffles are perfect for holiday parties, cookie trays and gift giving. Sprinkled with crushed candy canes, these bite-sized indulgences will be the hit of the season.