Some flavors are great on their own, but when put together become a match made in heaven. Case in point: mint and chocolate. When the rich, earthy sweetness of chocolate meets the refreshing zip of mint, culinary magic happens. Just in time for the holidays, we’re taking a look at several dessert recipes that blend these two tantalizing flavors into mouthwatering sweets to treat your whole family.
Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream Muffins
It’s always ice cream season when you’re talking about these delightfully decadent muffins. With melted mint chocolate chip ice cream mixed right into the muffin batter, the flavor will take you right back to your favorite summer scoop. Mint chocolate chips or crushed mint chocolate candies stirred in introduce the perfect complement of sweet, rich chocolate. Make a double batch – these will go fast!
Mint Chocolate Chip Cheesecake
If you’re looking for an over-the-top dessert to showcase your culinary skills over the holidays, this wow-worthy mint chocolate cheesecake will do the trick! A chocolate cheesecake layer gets topped with a minty cheesecake layer, both encased in a moist crust of crushed chocolate sandwich cookies and butter. If your mouth’s not watering yet, just wait for that first bite.
Easy Oreo Chocolate Mint Candies
With a bright green mint layer topped by rich chocolate, these little treats are as pretty to look at as they are delicious to eat – almost! The season-perfect candies are simple to whip up, too. All you need is four ingredients: green candy melts, vegetable oil, mint chocolate sandwich cookies, and mint chocolate candies. The candies make great gifts for teachers and co-workers.
Chewy Chocolate Mint Cookies
‘Tis the season for baking cookies, and these chocolate mint standouts are surefire winners in a world filled with a few too many gingerbread men and sugar cookies. The secret to extra-chocolatey richness is melted semi-sweet chocolate chips. The subtle but essential mint flavor comes from mint baking chips. When these bake up, they are rich, chewy, and bursting with chocolate mint goodness.
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Mint Chocolate Dessert
To end a meal on a light but irresistible note, try this creamy dessert that can be whipped up in just 10 minutes. Dark chocolate and mint extract blend with crème fraîche, Greek yogurt, and a touch of maple syrup. Top with fresh mint and chocolate shavings for a pretty presentation, grab a spoon, and dig in.