Incredibly fresh-tasting and oh so pretty, chocolate mint leaves make a natural, healthy and delicious dessert.
I adore these chocolate mint leaves. They taste so fresh, and they look so pretty! I like making them for company because they are so impressive. But I sometimes make them for the family too – they are very easy to make.
Fresh mint is totally edible – and delicious!
I really like fresh mint. I usually use it to make tea (simply pour hot water on a bunch of well-rinsed fresh mint leaves and let steep for 10 minutes). But the other day, I bought an especially nice bunch of leaves – large and pretty and bright green. I rinsed them and ate one.
Hmmm… delicious. Then it occurred to me – if fake mint candy tastes so good when covered with chocolate, why not use these healthy real mint leaves?
A grownup dessert
Indeed, this is an incredibly unique dessert. I love serving it to guests – everyone raves about them. But I also like making this tasty dessert just for my husband and myself.
As you might have already guessed, chocolate mint leaves are mostly for grownups. Kids tend to be less appreciative of the natural mint flavor and texture. They do love chocolate raspberry cups, though. 🙂
The ingredients needed for this recipe
You’ll only need three ingredients to make this tasty dessert (the exact measurements are listed in the recipe card below):
- Dark chocolate
- Coconut oil
- Fresh mint leaves
How to make chocolate mint leaves
It’s so easy! The recipe card below has the full details. Here are the basic steps:
- Melt the chocolate and coconut oil in the microwave.
- Brush the leaves with the melted chocolate.
- Place them on wax paper and allow to set.
Can I store leftovers?
Not for long. The only drawback to this recipe is that you need to make this dessert on the day you plan on eating it. The fresh mint leaves don’t really keep for more than a day, two at the most.
So if you do have leftovers, place them in the fridge in an airtight container, but plan on finishing them up quickly.
Are chocolate mint leaves healthy?
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Chocolate Mint Leaves
- 1 oz dark chocolate, 70% cocoa, broken into small pieces*
- 1 teaspoon coconut oil
- 20 large fresh mint leaves
- Melt the chocolate and coconut oil in a small bowl in the microwave, in 30-second intervals, stirring after each microwave session.
- Using a pastry brush, brush the mint leaves with the melted chocolate on both sides.
- Place the chocolate mint leaves on wax paper and allow to set at room temperature, about 1 hour.