The day I discovered peppermint oil in the health shop recently was a good day! I pretty much love the mint chocolate combination (eh, who doesn’t?). I call these After Dinner Mint Chocolates because that’s exactly what they taste like. They remind me of those delicious chocolates they bring you in a Chinese restaurant when you finish your meal. My husband agrees. These are free from: gluten, grains, dairy and refined sugar but you would never guess.
On a rainy Saturday afternoon, I love nothing more than making a batch of these with my daughter. I’m pretty sure she just likes helping me so she can lick the spoon! These are so easy and quick to make and then just require a little patience waiting for them to set. The great thing about these After Dinner Mint Chocolates is that you can make a really large batch. They keep really well for a long time in the freezer.
There is something comforting for me about having a batch of these to hand at all times. If I’m in a rush and craving something sweet, I can grab one on the go. My daughter says these are her favourite thing to eat. I’m pretty proud of that, given that at nearly four years of age she has tasted plenty of “regular” chocolate. Seeing her opt for healthy treats herself (rather than me forcing them on her) makes me proud and excited that she will hopefully, always appreciate good food. Healthy food is such an important aspect of my life. I’m so grateful she’s learning to appreciate it too.
To make these After Dinner Mint Chocolates, I use a selection of silicone shape moulds. You can find these for a reasonable price on Amazon or eBay. We especially like to buy Christmas and Easter-themed moulds in season! If you don’t have moulds, you can still make these using muffin cases. In that case, they will just be white chocolate mint cups! If you like this recipe then you’ll probably love my Salted Caramel and White Chocolate Cups and my White Chocolate Almond Butter Cups!