20 Mint Chocolate Recipes You'll Love All Year Long
Mint + chocolate is refreshing, yet incredibly decadent. That's why it's one of our all-time favorite pairings, from summer to winter. Whether you're in the mood for some classic mint chocolate chip action (you'll love these Oreo-Mint Ice Cream Sandwiches) or something quick and festive (this Peppermint Ice Cream Cake is absolutely perfect for holiday parties), we have exactly what you're looking for in this collection of mint chocolate dessert recipes.
Copycat Mint Chocolate Milano Cookies
For a cookie that’s guaranteed to impress at your next party, look no further than our homemade take on Mint-Chocolate Milanos. In order to keep the filling easy to make, we simply melt Andes chocolate mints into a rich mint-chocolate ganache.
Mint-Chocolate Chip Shake
We jazzed up our Mint-Chocolate Chip Shake with a few drops of green coloring for a faint tint of color.
Peppermint Ice Cream Cake
We’ll be serving this easy, delicious treat at the holidays for sure. This festive cake is cold and creamy, rich, and light all at the same time. The peppermint ice cream’s crunchy bits are a great contrast to the cake’s softness and creamy topping. This will also work with mint chocolate chip ice cream.
Mint Oreo Icebox Cake
This 3-ingredient, no-cook summer treat is the perfect dessert when it's too hot to turn on the stove (or oven). The crushed chocolate sandwich cookies form a firm yet moist crust when mixed with store-bought fudge topping and put in the freezer to firm up for several hours.
Andes Mint Brownies
These decadent layered Andes mint brownies are the ultimate indulgence for any mint-chip lover. In order to create clean layers, it’s important that you’re working with cool ingredients—so be sure to allow the brownies to cool completely before spreading the icing on, and then chill before adding the chocolate ganache so that it will set quickly.
Chocolate Peppermint Sandwich Cookies
If you have a neighborhood cookie swap or church social on your calendar this season, these sandwich cookies are sure to be a hit. Cookies and bars are always crowd-pleasers—and make great handmade gifts for friends and family during the holidays.
Thin Mint Whoopie Pies
Inspired by the favorite Girl Scout Cookie, these mint-chocolate whoopie pies are a Thin Mint lover’s dream. The addition of crushed Thin Mints to the soft and fluffy dessert sandwiches delivers the perfect element of crunch. In other words, here’s yet another fine reason to fully stock your freezer with these iconic Girl Scout Cookies this season.
Mint Chip Halo Top Milkshake
For a lighter spin on a traditional mint chocolate chip milkshake, we used Halo Top ice cream. With just a little milk to thin out the pint of ice cream, this simple dessert concoction is a winner (and one that you won't feel guilty about later).
These chocolate chip cookies get a cool and refreshing twist from a touch of peppermint extract.
Triple Mint Cookies
Mint lovers will fall head over heels for these rich, brownie-like cookies filled with chopped mint candies and topped with minty icing.
Oreo-Mint Ice Cream Sandwiches
This 3-ingredient, no-cook summer treat is the perfect dessert when it's too hot to turn on the stove (or oven). The crushed chocolate sandwich cookies form a firm yet moist crust when mixed with store-bought fudge topping and put in the freezer to firm up for several hours. Mint chocolate chip ice cream is the perfect filling to make an impressive treat without the fuss of a "from-scratch" dessert. The best part is, you can experiment with other flavors using the same construct (think chocolate-peanut butter, caramel-pretzel, and more). Tip: To easily cut bars, run knife under hot water just before slicing.
Dark Chocolate Peppermint Patties
We’re not exaggerating when we say these peppermint patties knock York’s out of the water. These are perfect to make with kids because they’re easy and—let’s face it—messy. They make a sweet after-dinner treat, mid-day pick-me-up, or even cookie swap contribution.
Dark Chocolate Peppermint Brownies
If you can manage to wait, chief baking officer Arnold Eric Wong of Raison d'Être bakery in South San Francisco recommends serving his moist brownies a day after baking because they develop an even fudgier texture and mintier flavor.
White Chocolate-Peppermint Mousse
This gorgeous White Chocolate-Peppermint Mousse was created with the holiday season in mind, but it's perfect any time of the year. The best part? It looks incredibly elegant, but it's super easy.
Instant Pot Peppermint Brownie Cake
This festive cake will make you smile. The tiny pieces of peppermint candy offer a delightful crunch that plays well with the gooey chocolate, while their red and white colors look beautiful against the deep, dark chocolate.
Take the traditional Sicilian cannoli, a pastry with a crispy outer shell and dreamy cream filling, and give it holiday flair with chopped peppermint candy. This dish is very simple, though it does require a cannoli tube to shape the shell. Try our flavor variations for a one-of-a-kind dish at your next holiday gathering,
Chocolate Ganache Thumbprints with Crushed Peppermints
This chocolate filling is impossibly rich and incredibly easy to make in the microwave.
White Chocolate-Peppermint Blondies
We gave the classic blondie a Christmas makeover.
Dark Chocolate Peppermint Bark
Melt chocolate, spread it out, and add your favorite toppings--that's almost all there is to making bark. We added one important step, though: tempering the chocolate (carefully melting and cooling it to specific temperatures while adding large chunks of unmelted chocolate) so the bark stays shiny and snappy.
Mint Chocolate Pudding Shots
Mint meets chocolate in a dessert shot. What could be better than your favorite sweet combo with a boozy added bonus? These shots are perfect for your next holiday or New Years Eve party.