Mint Chocolate Mittens

January 01, 2018

Mint Chocolate Mittens

Christmas might be over, but it's still cold outside! Warm up with these Mint Chocolate Mitten Treats! With that perfect winter pairing of chocolate and mint, you may not be able to get your hands in them, but you certainly won't be able to keep your hands off them!

 

Mint Chocolate Mitten ingredients
Ingredients:

  • 5 ½ cups mini marshmallows 
  • 6 cups cocoa-flavored crispy rice cereal 
  • 3 tbs sweet cream butter 
  • 1 cup Andes Creme de Menthe baking chips 
  • 2 cups chocolate candy melts or tempered chocolate 
  • 2 cups crushed peppermint candy 
  • Red, green, and white “50/50” mix of fondant and modeling chocolate
  • Silver dragées or sprinkles for tree ornaments


Mint Chocolate Mittens
Make Your Mint-Chocolate Crispy Treats:

  1. Line a pan, or cookie sheet with at least a 1/2" edge, with parchment paper
  2. Microwave butter on high 30 seconds or until melted
  3. Microwave marshmallows in 30 second increments until melted 
  4. Microwave Andes mint chips 30 seconds or until melted 
  5. Mix together butter, marshmallows, and Andes mints 
  6. Incorporate melted mixture into crispy rice cereal 
  7. Press into parchment lined pan and cool until firm
  8. Run a knife along edge of the crispy rice treats, invert pan
  9. Peal off parchment paper

Mint Chocolate Mittens
Dip Those Mittens:

  1. Use cookie cutters to press mitten shapes out of crispy rice treats (invert for left and right mittens)
  2. Let shapes cool until firm
  3. Melt 2 cups of candy melts, add vegetable oil until smooth or use tempered chocolate
  4. Dip shape face down in chocolate, tap to remove excess chocolate 
  5. Dip shape in crushed peppermint
  6. Set aside and allow to cool until chocolate is set
Mint Chocolate Mittens

    Now comes the fun part- the decorating! We'll show you how to use your Sugar Shapers to make a great knitted pattern for your mittens, as well as how to make a pom-pom wrist tie for them!

    Making mittens with Sugar Shapers
    Make Your Mittens look Mitten-y:

    1. Roll out red 50/50 blend until ¼ inch thick 
    2. Use Red “Tri-Tip” Sugar Shaper™ to make knit pattern 
    3. Press mitten shape out of 50/50blend (invert for left and right mittens)
    Making mittens with Sugar Shapers
    1. Put onto crispy rice treat mitten (the shape you've made out of the blend will go on the side that does not have the chocolate and crushed peppermint coating)
    2. Press a ball of 50/50 through fine mesh strainer 
    3. Cut with the backside of a pairing knife in a circular motion to make the toggle or pom-pom of the mitten
    4. Twist some thin ropes of 50/50 blend together to make a coil 
    5. Press out white fondant snowflake and place on mitten
    Mint Chocolate Mittens

      And why not make some Winter Pine Trees as well:
      Mint chocolate trees with Sugar Shapers

      1. Use a tree cookie cutter to cut some pine trees out of your crispy rice treats just like you did with the mittens, and dip them just the same
      2. Roll out green 50/50 blend until ¼ inch thick
      3. Press tree shape out 
      4. Use Red “Tri-Tip” Sugar Shaper™ to add texture to tree
      5. Put your tree-shaped blend cut-outs onto your crispy rice trees 
      6. Add silver dragées or sprinkles for ornaments, or powdered sugar for "snow"
      7. Decorate however you like- add a star, garland, etc!

      And there you are! If a spoonful of sugar helps the medicine go down, these Mint Chocolate Crispy Rice Mittens and Pine Trees will surely sweeten the bitter pill of winter! Give them a try, and post pics to our Facebook page! We love to see what you make!

      Mint Chocolate Mittens and Trees





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