Nov 6, 2011

Andes Mint Cupcakes

Mmmm...Don't you just love those mints from Olive Garden, you know, the chocolate and mint ones? Love Andes Mints! And judging by several of my previous posts you should know I love cupcakes! So I thought to myself, why not combine the two?! Yes! Low and behold others have had the same idea. Lizzy from Your Cup of Cake perfected this cupcake recipe and inspired me to make my own, minus the from scratch part!

Step away from the screen...now that I have your attention, are you ready to make your own?

Here is what you'll need
1. Chocolate cake mix
2. Eggs
3. Icing of your choice, I used butter cream
4. Andes mints
5. Heavy whipping cream
6. Milk chocolate chips
7. Vegetable oil
8. Squeeze bottle
9. Peppermint extract
10. Cupcake liners
11. Lime green food coloring

Cook your cupcakes like you would normally according to the box directions. (I don't have the time or patience to make cupcakes from scratch, the boxed kind is good enough for me!) While your cupcakes are cooking you will need to make your cupcake mint filling.
Chocolate Mint Filling:
2/3 cup chocolate chips
4 tablespoons heavy cream
2 teaspoon peppermint extract
1/2 cup powdered sugar

 Chocolate Mint Filling: Melt chocolate chips and heavy cream together in the microwave stirring in 30 second intervals until fully melted. Stir in peppermint extract and powdered sugar. Funnel your chocolate mint filling into your squeeze bottle. Once your cupcakes are ready fill each with your chocolate mint filling while they are still warm. Hold your squeeze for 3 to 5 seconds (I made 2 or 3 holes per cupcake)
Next, you'll want to make your mint green icing. Combine your icing with several drops of lime green food coloring. Start with 3 or 4 and keep adding until you have your desired green color. Use a piping bag to pipe on your icing. Garnish with left over chocolate mint filling and one Andes mint.
Don't they just look tasty?! Enjoy!
Linking up HERE 

28 comments :

  1. I'm so glad you shared these on Nifty Thrifty things! I really want to make these - just YUMMY!

    Stephanie @ All Artful

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  2. I am drooling! I want to make these NOW! I am going to pin this to pinterest and hopefully more people can be direct to your blog for this AMAZING recipe!

    Thanks!

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  3. da pena comerselos¡¡¡

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  4. I love mint chocolate and those look AWESOME!

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  5. Oh my yumminess! I love these. you so need to link these up to my linky party. These are one my must bake list!

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  6. So yummy-looking! Going to pin it.

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  7. Yummers! These look fabulous!

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  8. Gorgeous cupcakes! I love Andes candies! I might try these.

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  9. Hi! I’m Blog Hopping today and following your blog. I would love it if you could stop by and check out my blog Blog Hops Everyday. Have an awesome day!
    Bobby
    Blog Hops Everyday

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  10. Yum, yum, & yum. Thanks for sharing! Found you at TJ!

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  11. These look amazing. Thanks for sharing!!

    Corie @ Design DNA

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  12. Oh Man, I totally love chocolate mint stuff!

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  13. These look amazing! I can't wait to make these!

    http://mrsgardengirl.blogspot.com/

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  14. If you ever need a test taster, you know where to find me ;)

    Kim

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  15. Chocolate + Mint = YUM.E! Love that combination :)

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  16. I love Andes Mints! I get boxes of them every Christmas and they are gone in days! This is going to be amazing...I have to make them asap!

    I'd love for you to link up and share:
    http://tutusandteaparties.blogspot.com/2011/11/pinteresting-linky-party-week-twelve.html

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  17. Spectacular and delicious! Please link your recipe up at Muffin (and Cupcake) Monday. Thanks!
    http://www.talkingdollarsandcents.net/muffin-monday-peanut-butter-jam-muffins

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  18. Yummy! My two favorite things chocolate and mint! I'm with you why do scratch when "Betty" has already perfected cake! Thanks for showing the busy mom side of it. They look amazing!

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  19. Audra these look crazy good!! YUM! Thanks so much for linking up to Think Pink Sundays - I featured you today!!

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  20. These look so awesome! I love mint anything, so this is perfect for me. :) You have such great ideas here! I enjoy your participation in Show & Share each week!

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  21. I featured these on my blog today. They look so delish!
    www.craftingrebellion.com

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  22. These look amazing!! I'm going to feature your recipe on Thrifty Thursday this week! :)

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  23. I featured this recipe in my "Top Ten CRAFTS I loved this week #6" {Food}.
    It looks sooo yummy!!
    Thanks!

    http://cosiendoycriando.blogspot.com/

    PS:It is also a linking party, so you can link up another craft!!

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  24. Tried these yesterday and yuuuuuuuuuuum, they are great, mine didn't turn out as pretty as the ones on the site here but still tasted delicious, now my daughter has wonderful snack for school, have a feeling the other kids may want her snack lol, sure beats her usual classroom snack.

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  25. I found you from Live.Laugh.Rowe link party. My Little Chef A is checking out your blog with me. She loves the idea of making these cupcakes. They will be found soon on our blog! We will come back to link up. fivelittlechefs.com

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  26. Little Chef A made these cupcakes and loved them! Thanks for the recipe!

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