Chocolate Mint Parfaits with Chocolate Hearts

Chocolate Mint Parfaits with Chocolate Hearts

Chocolate Mint Parfaits with Chocolate Hearts

With just five ingredients, a few minutes, and some cute little serving glasses – you can prepare a delighful dessert that is elegant enough for fancy entertaining, yet humble enough for family dinner. A classic flavor combination of chocolate and mint, a striking color combination of chocolate brown and pale green, plus an artsy chocolate heart make this an enchanting sweet treat.

And since chocolate mint parfaits are perfect any time of year, you can serve them for almost any holiday. Just adorn them with the corresponding chocolate shape. On Valentine’s Day make chocolate hearts, on Saint Patrick’s Day make chocolate shamrocks. You get the idea – stars, crosses, pumpkins, baby showers, wedding showers, graduation…

Chocolate Mint Parfaits Recipe

Chocolate Mint Parfaits with Chocolate Hearts

Ingredients:

  • 1 1/4 c. heavy cream
  • 2/3 c. cream cheese
  • 2 T. powdered sugar
  • 1 1/2 T. creme de menthe
  • 7 oz. dark chocolate

Chocolate Mint Parfaits with Chocolate Hearts

Method:

Break up the chocolate then melt the chocolate in a double-boiler.

Meanwhile whip the cream to soft peaks. Add cream cheese and sugar.

Remove 1/3 of the cream mixture to a separate bowl. Stir in creme de menthe.

Add melted chocolate to the main bowl, reserving a small amount of chocolate to make chocolate hearts. Stir to combine.

How to make Chocolate Hearts

Chocolate Hearts:

Place a piece of parchment paper on a baking sheet. Spoon melted chocolate into artsy heart shapes. Place baking sheet in the refrigerator to harden the chocolate. Gently peel the hearts from the paper.

Chocolate Mint Parfaits with Chocolate Hearts

Assembly:

Alternate spoonfuls of the two mixtures into small clear glasses. Chill until ready to serve. Top with a chocolate heart. Makes eight, 3 oz. portions.

Adapted from Chocolate Box.

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Chocolate Mint Parfaits with Chocolate Hearts

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