EASY MINT CHOCOLATES RECIPE

Mint Chocolates made in minutes with few ingredients. They taste just like Andes Mints! Easy to make & pretty, swirled chocolates perfect for the holidays.

Mint Chocolates are one of my favorite treats! It’s my favorite flavor combination so I love making mint chocolate desserts for the holidays. This recipe couldn’t be much easier! I used my recipe for Tiger Butter as inspiration. It’s a simple swirled chocolate confection that’s not a fudge but yet not a bark either. The Mint Chocolates are soft, like fudge, but much thinner, which makes them easy to eat as they’re not overly rich. They’re the perfect addition to your neighbor gift plates, as they’re so pretty. One bite of these little treats and you’re sold- they taste just like Andes mints. Enjoy!

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When melting chocolate of any kind in the microwave, I always use a glass or ceramic bowl. These types of bowls retain heat better so that as the mixture sits (which you’ll see in a couple places in the recipe below) the heat of the bowl works to melt the chocolate even after the microwaving time is complete. Go slowly! Chocolate can seize fairly easily. (You’ll know that your chocolate has seized if it gets thick, hard to stir and grainy.) At that point you’ll have to start over. Let’s try not to have this happen though- follow the directions I’ve outlined and you should be just fine!

Mint Chocolates made in minutes with few ingredients. They taste just like Andes Mints! Easy to make & pretty, swirled chocolates perfect for the holidays.Easy Mint Chocolates Recipe

  • 1 12-oz bag mint chocolate chips
  • 1 TBSP butter
  • 3 TBSP heavy whipping cream
  • 1/2 tsp peppermint extract*
  • OPTIONAL: 2 drops green food coloring*
  • 1/2 cup semi sweet chocolate chips
  1. Line a quarters baker sheet with parchment paper and set aside. (A regular sized baking sheet works just fine too!)
  2. Microwave the semi sweet chocolate chips for 1 minute. Let sit for 1 minute, then microwave for an additional minute. Set aside while you prepare the mint chocolate.
  3. Combine the mint chocolate chips, butter and whipping cream in a small glass or ceramic bowl. Microwave for 1 minute 30 seconds. Let sit 2 minutes in the microwave, then add an additional 30 seconds. Let sit 1 minute, then add in peppermint extract and green color, if desired. Gently stir until smooth and butter and cream are well incorporated.
  4. Pour mint mixture out onto parchment lined tray. Spread evenly so that the entire surface is about 1/3″ thick.
  5. Gently stir the semi sweet chocolate until smooth. Spread it in lines along the surface of the mint chocolate.
  6. Take a sharp, thin knife and drag it through the chocolates, so that they swirl together. Repeat this several times across the surface of the chocolate until you’re pleased with the look.
  7. Let cool to set. Cut into 1″ squares. Store chilled until ready to serve. Store leftovers in an airtight container in the fridge.

*I didn’t show adding the extract and the coloring in the video because I think both are optional! It just depends how much you want the mint flavor to stand out and if you want brighter green chocolates. These photos show the version with the color, but I think it’s a subtle difference without it. You choose!

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Easy Mint Chocolates Recipe

Mint Chocolates made in minutes with few ingredients. They taste just like Andes Mints! Easy to make & pretty swirled chocolates perfect for the holidays.

Ingredients

  • 1 12- oz bag mint chocolate chips
  • 1 TBSP butter
  • 3 TBSP heavy whipping cream
  • 1/2 tsp peppermint extract
  • 2 drops green food coloring, OPTIONAL
  • 1/2 cup semi sweet chocolate chips

Instructions

  1. Line a quarters baker sheet with parchment paper and set aside. (A regular sized baking sheet works just fine too!)
  2. Microwave the semi sweet chocolate chips for 1 minute. Let sit for 1 minute, then microwave for an additional minute. Set aside while you prepare the mint chocolate.
  3. Combine the mint chocolate chips, butter and whipping cream in a small glass or ceramic bowl. Microwave for 1 minute 30 seconds. Let sit 2 minutes in the microwave, then add an additional 30 seconds. Let sit 1 minute, then add in peppermint extract and green color, if desired. Gently stir until smooth and butter and cream are well incorporated.

  4. Pour mint mixture out onto parchment lined tray. Spread evenly so that the entire surface is about 1/3" thick.
  5. Gently stir the semi sweet chocolate until smooth. Spread it in lines along the surface of the mint chocolate.
  6. Take a sharp, thin knife and drag it through the chocolates, so that they swirl together. Repeat this several times across the surface of the chocolate until you're pleased with the look.
  7. Let cool to set. Cut into 1" squares. Store chilled until ready to serve. Store leftovers in an airtight container in the fridge.

Recipe Notes

Mint Chocolates are one of my favorite treats! It's my favorite flavor combination so I love making mint chocolate desserts for the holidays. This recipe couldn't be much easier! I used my recipe for Tiger Butter as inspiration. It's a simple swirled chocolate confection that's not a fudge but yet not a bark either. The Mint Chocolates are soft, like fudge, but much thinner, which makes them easy to eat as they're not overly rich. They're the perfect addition to your neighbor gift plates, as they're so pretty. One bite of these little treats and you're sold- they taste just like Andes mints. Enjoy!

Mint Chocolates made in minutes with few ingredients. They taste just like Andes Mints! Easy to make & pretty swirled chocolates perfect for the holidays.

 

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