Mint Mania

I love chocolate mint! It’s always been one of my all time favorite flavor combinations! Over the years we have made several chocolate mint related desserts. We have compiled them for you all in one post, in case you were looking for something chocolatey and minty! This time of year I love making desserts like this to take to events or even wrap up to give to friends and neighbors. I hope you enjoy these delicious chocolate mint recipes.

Homemade Dark Chocolate Dipped Peppermint Jo-Jo’s

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Look at these beauties. Seriously- these are some of the best, easiest, yummiest treats.

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Plus, look how much prettier ours are compared to the Trader Joe’s version that we based them off of- no comparison 🙂

Winter Mint Double Chocolate Chip Cookies Cookies

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These are a great option if you’re wanting to bake something a little different in the Christmas cookie category.

 

Peppermint Fudge

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These are perfect treats to give as Christmas gifts- so pretty and delicious. We put ours in mini muffin liners, which was a fun, festive way to present them.

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Andes Mint Brownies

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Wow. My photography has clearly come a long way. These photos were taken back in April 2013- just look at the difference compared to the peppermint fudge pictures above- ha! Despite the picture, these brownies are delicious- an amazing twist on a basic brownie recipe.

What have you been baking (or cooking!) recently? We’d love to see your delicious creations! Upload a picture to Instagram and tag us @mydaughterandi and use the hashtag #mydaughterandiblog so we can take a look.

Cindy & Jordan

Oatmeal Fudge Bars

My Daughter and I- Oatmeal Fudge Bars

Hey! Happy Monday! With our crazy summer schedule (or lack of schedule) and our big backpacking trip, it seemed like we hadn’t been trying many new recipes, which meant we hadn’t been posting very much on our blog. I’m happy to report that we have changed that- we’ve been baking and testing many new recipes. In fact last week we baked a ton, and most of the items will end up posted here- yay for that!

This bar cookie was one of the recipes we made last week, and it was for sure a keeper! I found this recipe on Living Beyond Measure and I knew I had to try it. I love oatmeal and I love chocolate. This recipe puts the two together. Warning! If you’re not a chocolate person, this is not the recipe for you. The gooey, fudgy, chocolate filling is rich and delicious and definitely the star of this recipe.

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Oatmeal Fudge Bars
Ingredients:

1 cup butter
2 eggs
2 cups brown sugar
1/3 cup milk
2 teaspoons vanilla
2 1/2 cups flour
1 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. salt
3 cups oatmeal

In a saucepan over medium heat, melt together:
1 can eagle’s brand sweetened condensed milk
1/3 cup butter
1 tsp. vanilla
2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips

Directions:

Mix the butter, eggs and brown sugar. Add vanilla and milk. Slowly incorporate the rest of the dry ingredients.

Mix well. I prefer using a stand mixer since it’s quite thick.

Spread 3/4 of the cookie mixture on the bottom of a greased 13×9 pan, pour melted chocolate mixture, then spread rest of cookie mixture on top in spoonfuls – it won’t cove the chocolate mixture completely.

Bake for 25-27 minutes at 350 degrees. If the top is getting a bit too brown, cover with aluminum foil for the last 5 or so minutes.

Let cool, otherwise it won’t set up and will just run when you cut into it. Even once the bars are cooled, the fudge center still says a bit soft and gooey!

Cindy