7 Chocolate Mints Recipes To Try For A Special Dessert Twist

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Chocolate and mint. The two ingredients are commonly used together and favorites for many people. They help to bring a menthol and naturally sweet option to sometimes bitter chocolate. They can also create a light dessert that leaves you feeling full.

Chocolate and mint can be healthy options for you. It will depend on the amount that you eat, but in moderation, the two both offer some health benefits.

Now you just need to find ways to put them together. Just how do you use them in your desserts to make some special treats? Here are seven delicious recipes that you need to try.

Try the Classic Chocolate Mint Brownie

Who doesn’t love brownies? Well, it’s time to add some mint to your classic chocolate brownies. Don’t buy them from the store. Create these from home and make your guests jealous of your skills.

Ingredients for the Brownies:

  • 1 cup of butter
  • 8oz of semi-sweet chocolate, chopped
  • 1.5 cups of granulated sugar
  • 0.5 cups of light brown sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • 2tsp vanilla extract
  • 0.5tsp salt
  • 0.5 cups of flour (and 3tbsp)
  • 0.25 cups of cocoa powder
  • Ingredients for the mint frosting:
  • 0.5 cups butter, softened
  • 2 cups of confectioners’ sugar
  • 2tbsp milk
  • 1.25tsp peppermint extract
  • A drop of green food coloring

Ingredients for the Chocolate Layer:

  • 0.5 cups of butter
  • 1 cup of semi-sweet chocolate chips

Method:

  • Start with the brownie ingredients, melting the butter and chocolate in a saucepan while stirring constantly
  • After five minutes remove from the heat and put to one side for 10 minutes
  • Preheat the oven to 350F and line a baking pan with aluminum foil
  • Whisk the sugars into the chocolate mixture and then add in the eggs one at a time, continually whisking after each egg
  • Add in the vanilla and whisk
  • Fold in the flour, cocoa powder, and salt, before pouring the batter into the pan and baking for 35 minutes
  • Allow the brownie to cool in the pan first and then remove once completely cooked and place on a baking sheet
  • Create the mint frosting by beating the butter for two minutes and then adding the sugar and milk
  • Add in the peppermint and food coloring and beat for another minute; adding in more peppermint if necessary
  • Pour over the brownie and then put in the fridge for at least an hour
  • Melt the chocolate and butter from the chocolate layer ingredients together in a pan for about 5 minutes
  • Smooth the chocolate layer over the mint covered brownie and put in the fridge for at least an hour
  • Use a large, sharp knife to cut the brownie into clear, even squares

Keep the brownies in the fridge until you’re ready to serve them. Try a dollop of ice cream or frozen yogurt on the side. You can make the brownie ahead of time and freeze. Just make sure you completely allow it to thaw before frosting with the mint and chocolate.

Make a Mint Oreo Cake

Oreos are perfect for all your cake needs. They’re excellent for bases and full of sweet flavor. Okay, so they’re not the healthiest of cookies out there, but they are good! Here’s a perfect recipe to use them.

Ingredients:

  • 1 stick of butter
  • 5oz of semi-sweet chocolate, chopped
  • 1 cup of sour cream
  • ¾ cup of sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 1/2tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 cup of cake flour
  • ½ cup of cocoa powder
  • 1 1/2tsp baking soda
  • 1/4tsp salt
  • 1tsp baking powder

For Assembly:

  • Vanilla frosting
  • 1 packet of mint Oreos
  • 1 batch of cake balls (optional)

Method:

  • Preheat the oven to 350F and grease two pans with parchment paper
  • Combine the sour cream, chocolate, and butter in a bowl and microwave on low, stirring every 45 seconds, until chocolate has melted
  • Beat the sugar, vanilla extract, and eggs in a separate bowl and then add to the chocolate mixture, mixing completely
  • Sift the cocoa, flour, salt, baking soda, and powder, folding to avoid lumps
  • Divide the batter between your pans and bake for about 15 minutes
  • Allow to completely cool before continuing
  • Mix a row of Oreos (about 8) with a cup of vanilla frosting, crushing the Oreos slightly
  • Spread the Oreos on one layer of the cake and top with the other
  • Top with the cake balls or Oreos

Make Chocolate Cupcakes with Mint Frosting

The kids will love making this recipe with you. It will make 12 cupcakes so if you want more; you’ll need to multiply the recipe by the number of servings you want.

Ingredients for the Cupcakes:

  • 1 1/8 cups of flour
  • ¼ cup of cocoa powder
  • 1/2tsp salt
  • 1 1/4tsp baking soda
  • ¾ cup of white sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 2tsp vanilla extract
  • ¾ cup of milk
  • ½ cup of butter, melted
  • 4oz milk chocolate, chopped
  • Ingredients for the frosting:
  • 2 sticks of butter, soften
  • 3 ½ cups of powdered sugar
  • 3oz of milk chocolate, melted and still in liquid form
  • ¼ cup of mint leaves, chopped
  • 1tbsp vanilla extract
  • 2-3tbsp milk, if necessary

Method:

  • Preheat the oven to 350F
  • Mix the egg and sugar together with a whisk, until all lumps have gone
  • Add milk, vanilla extract, and butter and mix until everything is combined
  • Sift all the dry ingredients together in a bowl and then fold into the wet ingredients
  • Mix until you get a smooth batter and then add the milk chocolate
  • Line a muffin tin with liners and then pour the batter into each one
  • Bake for 15-20 minutes (keeping an eye after the first 15 minutes)
  • Allow cooling before frosting
  • Make the frosting by beating the butter in a bowl with an electric mixer
  • Add in the sugar half a cup at a time and turn the mixer on low until it combines
  • Add the vanilla, mint, and chocolate and continue to mix
  • Add the milk a tbsp at a time if the frosting isn’t creamy enough

You can add a little green food coloring to the frosting to make it look mint. Otherwise, it will look more chocolaty.

Make Mint Double Chocolate Cookies Gluten Free

Do you wish you could find delicious gluten free desserts? This recipe is exactly what you need. It’s not just gluten free but also grain free! There are nuts in it, but you can make it nut free if you’d like by finding some alternatives.

Ingredients:

  • 1 ½ cup of hazelnut meal
  • 1 cup of cocoa powder
  • 1 1/2tsp baking soda
  • 1/4tsp salt
  • 1 ripe avocado
  • ¼ cup of coconut oil, melted
  • 1 cup of dates, pitted
  • 1 egg
  • 1tsp vanilla extract
  • 2tbsp honey
  • ¼ cup of mint leaves, cleaned and patted dry
  • 2/3 cup of semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 12-15 Peppermint Patties

Method:

  • Preheat your oven to 350F
  • Mix the first four ingredients and then put to one side
  • Add the rest of the ingredients except the chocolate and Peppermint Patties into a food processor and blend until combined; most of it will be smooth, but you’ll see a bit of the date still
  • Add the bowl of dry ingredients and pulse until fully combined
  • Pour into a bowl and add in the chocolate chips and then put in the fridge for an hour+
  • Turn the dough into 60 balls and put half on some parchment paper, flattening them into cookies
  • Top with broken Peppermint Patties in the center
  • Flatten the other 30 balls and put on the top of the cookies, sealing the edges to avoid losing any of the saucy goodness
  • Bake for 8 minutes and place on a cookie sheet to cool

These are good fun for your kids to make. They’ll love creating the doughy balls and will happily crush up the Peppermint Patties over the top. You can also use After Eight mints in place of the Peppermint Patties.

Create a Delicious Chocolate Mousse Cake

How about a mousse cake? Well, all love something light and fluffy at times but think we don’t have the time. This is the recipe you want to follow. Like many of the others, the kids will want to get involved in this one.

Ingredients for the Sheet Cake:

  • 1 cup of almond flour
  • ¾ cup of confectioners’ sugar, sifted
  • ½ cup of flour
  • 1.2 cup of cocoa powder
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 4 egg whites
  • ¼ cup of superfine sugar
  • 2tbsp melted butter

Method:

  • Preheat the oven to 450F and line a jelly roll pan with parchment paper
  • Beat the almond flour, sugar, and normal flour together with the eggs and egg yolk until fully combined
  • Whip the egg whites separately to create a foamy mixture and then add the superfine sugar until it’s a shiny meringue
  • Fold the egg whites into the almond flour mixture
  • Melt the butter and fold into the rest of the ingredients together
  • Bake for 5-8 minutes, until the cake, is springy when pressed
  • Allow to completely cool before moving onto the next stage

Ingredients for the Mousse:

  • 2tsp powdered gelatin
  • 2tbsp cold water
  • 3 egg yolks
  • ½ cup of sugar
  • ½ cup of hot milk
  • 8oz white chocolate, chopped
  • 1tsp mint extract
  • Green food coloring, optional
  • 1 ½ cups of whipping cream

Method:

  • Add 2tbsp of water to a saucepan and sprinkle the gelatin over, allowing to stand for a minute
  • Whisk the eggs yolks with the sugar and then stir in the hot milk
  • Cook over medium heat for about 10 minutes until thickened, whisking constantly
  • Stir in melted chocolate and blend until there’s an even color
  • Add in the mint extract and food coloring
  • Whip your cream until stiff peaks form and then fold into the mixture, blending completely

You can just have the mint and white chocolate mousse on its own. If you are going to put the mousse and cake together, follow this step:

Ingredients for Assembly:

  • 1/2 cup of white chocolate
  • 1 chocolate transfer sheet
  • 1 cup of whipped cream, already prepared
  • Chocolate curls or shavings

Method:

  • Place the cake in a springform cake pan and pour the mousse over the top
  • Place in the freezer until firm and then remove from the pan
  • Cut the chocolate transfer sheet to the same size of your cake sides
  • Melt the chocolate and then allow to cool slightly before spreading on the transfer sheet
  • Allow to harden and then peel away
  • Pipe the cream into florets around the cake and then decorate with the chocolate shavings

You will need to keep this cake in the fridge or freezer until ready to serve.

Mint Chocolate Sandwich Cookies

About this creative dessert? Your kids will love getting their hands messy with the sandwich cookie. They can make good snack options when it’s the middle of the summer, and they need something quick.

Ingredients for the Cookies:

  • 1 ¾ cups of all-purpose flour
  • 1/3 cup of cocoa powder
  • 3/4tsp baking powder
  • 1/2tsp baking soda
  • 1/4tsp salt
  • ½ cup of butter
  • 4oz semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • ¾ cup of light brown sugar
  • 1 1/2tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 egg yolk

Ingredients for the Filling:

  • ½ cup of butter
  •  1 ½ cup powdered sugar
  • 3/4tsp peppermint extract
  • Pinch of salt

Method:

  • Mix the dry ingredients together
  • Heat the chocolate and butter together until melted and add in the rest of the cookie ingredients
  • Stir the dry ingredients into the wet and combine to create a soft and sticky dough
  • Pat the dough down and wrap in cling film, freezing for 15 minutes
  • Preheat the oven to 350F
  • Roll the dough into balls and place on parchment paper
  • Bake for 4 minutes and then allow to sit on the baking sheet for 1-2 minutes
  • Place on a wire rack and allow to finish cooling, while you prepare the filling
  • Beat the butter until fluffy and then add in the powdered sugar
  • Add the peppermint and salt, beating to combine
  • Spread 3/4tsp of the filling onto the center of one of the cookies and top with a second, creating a cookie sandwich
  • Repeat with the rest of the cookies

You can store the cookies in the fridge for up to a week.

Make a Chocolate Chip and Mint Cheesecake

Let’s finish with the hardest dessert of the lot, although not as hard as you would initially think. It’s time to create your cheesecake with a delicious mint chocolate flavoring. Yes, you get to pull out the Oreos again.

Ingredients:

  • 15 Oreo cookies
  • 10 Keebler Grasshopper fudge mint cookies
  • 5tbsp butter, melted
  • 24 oz cream cheese, softened
  • 14oz condensed milk
  • 3 eggs
  • 1tbsp Crème de Menthe
  • 1tsp peppermint extract
  • 1/2tsp green food coloring
  • 2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1tsp flour
  • 1tbsp milk

Method:

  • Preheat the oven to 300F
  • Combine the two sets of cookies in a food processor and pulse into find crumbs
  • Add in the butter and pulse until the crumbs are moistened
  • Press the cookies into the bottom of a springform pan and put to one side
  • Beat the cream cheese until fluffy and light and then add in the condensed milk, mixing until incorporated
  • Add in the eggs and mix again, before adding in the Crème de Menthe, food coloring, and peppermint extract
  • In a bowl, mix a cup of chocolate chips with flour and coat, adding them to the cream cheese and stirring to combine
  • Pour on top of the cookie base and top with half a cup of chocolate chips
  • Bake for an hour
  • Immediately get the cheesecake out of the tin and allow to cool, putting in the fridge until you’re ready to serve
  • Microwave the last half cup of chocolate chips just before serving to melt and drizzle over the top of the served cheesecake slices

This is the unhealthiest dessert on the list, but it’s one of those everyone will love. The kids will have fun mixing everything together. You can even let them start the crushing of the cookies before you pulse in a food processor.

Pick Your Minty Chocolate Dessert

What dessert are you going to try first? There are many ways that you can combine mint and chocolate together to create something different for the family. The kids will love to get involved, and you’ll have friends who want to know all your secrets. It’s up to you whether you want to give those secrets to them or keep the recipes to yourself.

Don’t forget to share the recipes that you’ve tried and what you think about them!

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