Dark Chocolate Kissed Mint Leaves – Holiday Party Treat

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Once again, the holiday season is upon us! Of all people, we know how difficult it is to stay on track with your healthy eating habits at this time of year. What with all of the neighbourhood parties, office pot-lucks, and family get-togethers, and Lan’s birthday, saying no to every delicous treat in sight can be almost impossible! We find this recipe is an easy way to delight the taste buds without adding to the luxury of your waistline. Whether serving it to your guests, or bringing it with you to an event, it is a guilt-free indulgence that even the not-as-health conscious will appreciate! We made these for a holiday party and they were a huge hit! They were hailed as all natural After Eight’s.

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Recipe

Mint leaves
Dark Chocolate

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Wash mint in cool water. Separate leaves from the stems. (Leftover damaged leaves, tiny leaves, and stems can be used for flavoured waters or mojitos!) Let leaves dry completely on towels or paper towels.

Temper chocolate. To temper chocolate you have to rapidly cool it. It will stay solid at room temperature and have a perfect bite to compliment the mint leaves. Tempering will also keep your chocolate nice and shiny.
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Here is a method to temper chocolate without a thermometer.

Here is one to temper chocolate with a thermometer.

You can do it! It’s not as hard as we thought it would be.

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Coat bottom half of mint leaves with chocolate, we found using a straight edged spatula worked well. Place leaves on saran wrap and let harden completely. Keep cool until ready to serve or mint will wilt.

Done!

P.s. This also works great with orange segments!
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Sorry this post was a bit late. Yesterday was Lan’s birthday and we were busy eating cake! Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays Everyone!

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