Mint-Mallow Chocolate Cups
INGREDIENTS
  • Servings: 18 servings
  • Preparation Time: 1 hour + chilling
  • 1 cup (6 ounces) semisweet chocolate chips
  • 12 large marshmallows
  • 1/4 cup whole milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/8 teaspoon peppermint extract
  • 3 drops red or green food coloring
  • Dash salt
  • 1/2 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 3 tablespoons crushed peppermint and/or spearmint candies, divided
DIRECTIONS
  1. In a microwave, melt chocolate chips; stir until smooth. Brush evenly on the inside of 18 foil miniature muffin cup liners. Refrigerate until set. Add a second coat of chocolate; chill until set.
  2. Meanwhile, in a small saucepan over medium-low heat, cook and stir marshmallows and milk until marshmallows are melted. Remove from the heat.
  3. Stir in the extracts, food coloring and salt. Cover and refrigerate for 1 hour or until thickened.
  4. Carefully peel liners from the chocolate cups and discard. In a large bowl, beat cream until stiff peaks form. Fold in marshmallow mixture and 2 tablespoons crushed candies. Spoon into chocolate cups. Sprinkle with remaining candies. Store in the refrigerator.
RECIPE BACKSTORY
These cute filled chocolate cups get gobbled up whenever I set them out. The fluffy mint filling pairs well with the chocolate.