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BackstoryNOTE: try other flavors such as almond and vanilla as well.
Another variation is to use dried apricots and dip them half way in melted chocolate of your choice.
Makes about 3 dozen.
- 1 (12 ounce) bag semisweet chocolate chips *
- 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
- 1 teaspoon mint extract, or a bit more to taste
- * If watched carefully, you can melt the chocolate in a microwave oven.
- Place the chips in the top of a double boiler and over simmering water, melt the chips.
- When they are about halfway melted, add the oil and the extract.
- Continue to melt the chips, stirring to combine well the chocolate, the oil and the extract.
- Remove the mixture from the heat and allow it to cool for about 15 minutes or so, or until the chocolate has started to thicken just a bit.
- Place a sheet of parchment paper on a sheet tray, and using a soup spoon, pour coin shaped discs onto the parchment paper. Use all of the chocolate to make "coins."
- Allow the coins to harden and then peel them off the paper and enjoy.
- Another method of forming them is to peel off a large piece of plastic wrap and lay it over a minin muffin pan. Push it into each cup and pour in the chocolate to the depth you desire.
- When cooled, just pop them out