Foodie Friday: Leprechaun bark , Mint Chocolate Chip Cupcakes

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So St. Patricks Day is coming up and lets face it I would really love a shot of Jameson and some green beer but since my heart condition is a major buzz kill I will have to replace the beer with mint chocolate goodness to embrace my Irish roots. Who am I kidding ? I think we all know I would have eaten the cupcake ( or two or three ) anyway, I'll just have to settle for a glass of milk for the wash down as opposed to ultimate hangover known as Irish Whiskey.
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2 cups sugar
1 3/4 cup flour
3/4 cup cocoa powder
1 1/2 tsp baking soda
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp salt
2 eggs
1 cup milk
1/2 cup vegetable oil
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 1/2 tsp mint extract ( not peppermint )
1 cup boiling water
1/4 chopped dark choc or mini dark choc chips


1. preheat oven to 350 and line with muffin tins with liners
2. stir flour, sugar, cocoa powder, baking soda, baking powder, salt,in a bowl
3. add in eggs, oil,vanilla extract, mint extract, and milk and beat on medium high for 2 minutes
4. add boiling water and stir in choc chips (FYI your batter should be pretty liquidy so dont freak out ;)
5.fill cupcake tins about 2/3 full and make for 20-25 minutes until a toothpick comes out clean when inserted
6. cool completely before frosting



1 1/2 sticks (3/4 cup) unsalted butter, at room temperature
2 1/2 cups powdered sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 teaspoons mint extract
melted chocolate for drizzle (optional)
Mint Oreo cut in half for garnish


1.Beat butter with an electric mixer until smooth and creamy

2. Add in powdered sugar gradually (about 1/2 cup at a time) with the mixer on low speed, slowly increasing the speed until it's combined. 

3.Add in vanilla extract and mint extract, then beat on medium-high speed
 until thick and fluffy ( about 5 min) 
4. Frost cupcakes and finish with half of a mint Oreo and chocolate drizzle

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Ingredients :
2 cups dark chocolate 
2 tsp mint extract
5-8 mint oreos
mint m&ms
1.Cut each Oreo into about 6 pieces
2.melt chocolate in microwave safe bowl 
I use the Meltables by Wilton but reg chocolate chips would work too
3. Pour melted chocolate onto a wax paper lined cookie sheet and spread evenly
4.While the chocolate is still hot place Oreos and M&Ms
 onto the melted chocolate and press down slightly
5. Place cookie sheet in the freezer for 30 minutes
6. Break the chocolate into "bark" pieces. There is no science to this


Hope you enjoy these sweet St. Patricks Day treats! 
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Happy Friday Ya'll

1 comment:

  1. I love the duo chocolate and mint, We've been friends for a long time. Both of these recipes look mouth watering, great job babe!


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