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Chocolate Mint - A Refreshing Combination

Updated on November 8, 2014

A Sweet Combination - Chocolate Mint

Similar to mint chocolate chip, chocolate mint is a wonderful combination that comes in many different forms. You can find chocolate mint cookies, candy bars, protein bars, pies and shakes. Since I love mint so much, I'll show you all the different ways that this combination is put together.

Most of the time, chocolate mint is chocolate with mint flavoring. Mint chocolate chip is mint with chocolate accents, like mint chocolate chip ice cream.

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Chocolate Mint Meltaways - Candy bars that melt in your mouth!

Smooth and creamy bars to satisfy your mint craving. Candy bars are cool and refreshing when the chocolate is infused with mint. It's not a separate layer of mint, it's just mint right inside the chocolate.

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Mint Brownie Blast Pie from Bakers Square

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chocolate-mint

Bakers Square has a new addition to it's fabulous pie list. Rich chocolate brownie layered with cool mint silk. Covered with morsels of chocolate mint cookie, drizzled with ganache and topped with whipped cream and more mint chocolate. All of this is nestled inside the "Golden Flaky Crust." It's delicious!!! I can attest to this because I've tried it a few times.

Andes Candies

When you think of chocolate mint, you think of Andes Candies, otherwise know as Andes Mints. Two layers of chocolate with a thin mint layer in between. They were introduced in 1950. Today you can find them in baking chips, ice cream, cakes, cookies and any other place that mint lovers can think to put them.

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Dark Chocolate Mint

I have a hard time passing up any candy bar that has mint in it. This one is made from all natural ingredients and is a rich dark chocolate. Did you know that dark chocolate is good for you? It's been proven to lower the stress hormone cortisol. Eating one regular dark chocolate candy bar every day for 2 weeks helped reduce the cortisol level in highly stressed individuals. So not only delicious, but good for you too!

Endangered Species Rainforest, Natural Dark Chocolate (72%) with Forest Mint, 3-Ounce Bars (Pack of 12)
Endangered Species Rainforest, Natural Dark Chocolate (72%) with Forest Mint, 3-Ounce Bars (Pack of 12)

Rich dark chocolate with mint. The sharp chocolate taste is cooled down with the smooth minty flavor.

 

Thin Mints - Made by Girl Scouts

Chocolate Mints, now called Thin Mints, were one of the first three Girl Scouts cookies made. Decades later, Thin Mints still account for over 25% of all cookie sales. They are certainly my favorite!!

Something new - Thin Mints are making their way into everything. They are making Thin Mint ice cream and Thin Mint candy bars plus lots of other yummy treats.

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  • Prep time: 30 min
  • Ready in: 30 min
  • Yields: 2

Ingredients for a Grasshopper Shake

  • 3 scoops of chocolate ice cream
  • 1/2 cup of milk
  • 1 Tbs of Creme de Menthe
  • 1/2 pint of whipping cream (or spray whipping cream if you don't have a mixer)
  • 1 tsp of vanilla
  • 1 Tbs of sugar
  • 1 or 2 Belgium Chocolate Mint Thins

Instructions

  1. To make the shake: Put the ice cream, milk, and Creme de Menthe in a blender or smoothie maker. Blend all together. If the shake isn't your desired consistency, add ice cream or milk until its the way you like it.
  2. To make the whipping cream, pour the whipping cream, vanilla and sugar into the bowl. Mix on high speed until it's nice and fluffy.
  3. Put the whipping cream on top of the chocolate mint shake. Add the Belgium chocolate mint thins for a delicious decoration.
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Chocolate Mint even has it's own day!

February 19 is National Chocolate Mint Day

MInt Cookie Crisps

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chocolate-mint

These are pop 'em in your mouth fun! Minty yum! If you need a snack for work these are perfect. They're filled with a delicious crunchy cookie center and coated with chocolate and mint.

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Hot Chocolate Mint Cocoa - with Belgium Chocolate Mint Thins

A steaming mug of chocolate mint hot cocoa, covered with whipped cream and topped with Belgium Chocolate Mint Thins will make you feel all warm and fuzzy inside. You'll forget all about the frigid air temperatures outside!

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White Chocolate Mint K-Cups

Van Houtte WHITE CHOCOLATE MINT - 12 k-cups
Van Houtte WHITE CHOCOLATE MINT - 12 k-cups

Wonderful mint flavoring for your coffee! These are white chocolate mint which makes yet another great combination.

 

Cool Chocolate Mint Clif Bar - For extra energy

If you're looking for more energy with a great taste, try a chocolate mint Clif Bar.

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Mint chocolate chip is mint with chocolate in it. Chocolate mint is chocolate with mint.

Seroogy's Mint Meltaway Bar

The name says it all.. Mint Meltaway. These are one of my all time favorite candy bar because they really do melt in your mouth.

The first time I had one of these candy bars, someone was selling them as a fundraiser at work. I bought the Mint Meltaway and wasn't expecting too much from a fundraiser. I was absolutely surprised at how good this candy bar was.

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What's Better?

Which combination do you like better?

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Do You Have a Favorite Chocolate Mint Dessert or Candy?

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      Takkhis 4 years ago

      Thanks for this yummy chocolate recipe :)

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      Jen withFlash 4 years ago

      @Camden1: Yum! Those sound delicious!

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      Camden1 4 years ago

      I make chocolate cookies that have melted Andes mints on top of them...so yummy!