Did you know that February 19 is the Official Day of Mint Chocolate? Personally, I love the combination of deep, rich chocolate and that cool, tingly mint in just about any recipe. Since we’ve been abroad here in Thailand, it’s rare to find mint chocolate anything, though we did stumble upon a milkshake at the beach not too far from here last week. And, while we were in Italy and Hungary last year, we never saw the combination in any store. Isn’t that odd? It’s like the rest of the world has no idea what it’s missing!
In honor of this spectacular holiday, I asked my blogger friends to share some of their favorite Mint Chocolate recipes, so that I could share them with YOU! Which is your favorite? (I know, I know, that’s not a fair question, they all look too good!) but….choose! And, if you want to read about my bizarre experience growing chocolate mint (yes, it’s a real plant!) – feel free to check that out here. I’ve never seen anything like it!
Happy Chocolate Mint Day!
I have an affinity for fudgy brownies. I never, ever want to hear “cake like” when it comes to a brownie. If I wanted something to be cake like, I would make a cake. If I want brownies, I want something thick and chewy, full of fudgy goodness and almost to the point of Did She Cook These All The Way? Gooiness. These Mint Chocolate Brownies are exactly that.
A lot of people these days are watching their carb intake, so this recipe for low-carb Mint Chocolate Cupcakes will help satisfy your mint chocolate sweet tooth without ruining your diet! Even if you aren't counting carbs, this recipe is 100 percent delicious, and a healthier choice, especially for those needing sugar substitutes.
Love Girl Scout cookies but don't love the carbs? This keto-friendly recipe for Thin Mints from All Day I Dream About Food is EXACTLY what you need!
Real mint leaves steeped in butter before baking is a genius way to liven up a chocolate chip cookie recipe! Check out this winner from the talented Dessert For Two to make them yourself!
Giant chunks of Oreos stuffed inside a minty fresh ice cream? Peabody has a way to anyone's heart!
Fresh Mint Chip Ice Cream is made with real mint leaves and dark chocolate ~ summer eating doesn’t get any better! The zippy flavor of the fresh mint paired with an extra quantity of dark chocolate makes this the best mint chip ice cream I’ve ever tasted.
Because these mint brownies have three layers they do take a bit more time to make but they are worth it! Just look at that fudgy goodness!
The combination of the Devil’s Food cake-y richness with the cool mint of the peppermint patties is simply delightful. Don't they LOOK delicious??
If you love a shamrock shake, you will really love this more adult, complex, homemade version. It is super simple to make and very refreshing!
These Sandwich Chocolate Mint Squares are simple to make and easily impress. Give them a try!