Monday, March 26, 2012

Chocolate Cookies with Mint Chocolate Ganache Frosting

We had a lot of Creme De Menthe Hershey Kisses leftover from St. Paddy's Day...because yes, our candy bowl changes with the holidays. And what else do you do with leftover chocolate besides mix it with cream and butter? 

To make this silky mint chocolate ganache, start by unwrapping and roughly chopping 32 Creme De Menthe Hershey Kisses (it's a lot less labor intensive then it me).

Then, place the chopped chocolate in a heat-proof bowl. In a medium-sized saucepan, heat 3/4 cup whipping cream and 1 tablespoon unsalted butter until just bowling. Remove from heat, pour over chocolate, and let sit for 5 minutes. Then, stir until smooth. Once chocolate mixture has cooled completely, whip until soft and fluffy. 

I have to admit, the Hershey Kisses didn't form the perfect ganache right away. I had to let this sit in the fridge for a good two hours until it became "frosting-like." But, the taste was spot-on, and the texture ended up being silky smooth and wonderfully luxurious.

I spread my mint chocolate ganache on homemade chocolate cookies, using this recipe (sans the white chocolate chips). Z even described these as "the best cookies he's ever had." I'd call that a success!

What do you do with leftover candy?


  1. I bring leftover candy and baked goods to my I won't eat them all. :-)

  2. these look so decadent! I want one.

  3. Yum! I definitely love baking cookies or brownies with leftover candy.