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 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?
Indeed, chocolate mint leaves make an incredibly unique dessert. I love serving them to guests – everyone raves about them. But I also like making them 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 covered strawberries, though. 🙂
The only drawback to this recipe is that you need to make this dessert on the day you plan on eating it – the leaves don’t really keep for more than a day, two at the most.
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.