Desserts

Mint Chocolate Shamrocks

I recently picked up a silicone Shamrock Mold on Amazon and was trying to decide what to make. I thought about making some shamrock-shaped mint soap, but quickly brushed it off. I’ll do mint soap, but in a regular soap mold so it will last longer. Instead, I settled on an easy no-bake treat. I have a ton of baking chips in my pantry to use up and my new mold helped me tackle the pile. I made Mint Chocolate Shamrocks with milk chocolate chips and also, white chocolate chips. If I had mint chocolate chips, I would have used those. I added the minty flavour with a splash of peppermint extract.

Mint Chocolate Shamrocks - An easy, no-bake St. Patrick's Day dessert! Cute and delish!

I need to get some green in there to make them fit for St. Patrick’s Day. I mixed together sweetened flaked coconut and green food colouring to achieve the right look. Coconut + Mint + Chocolate = YUM!

Mint Chocolate Shamrocks - An easy, no-bake St. Patrick's Day dessert! Cute and delish!

Yield: 8 shamrocks

Mint Chocolate Shamrocks

An easy, no-bake St. Patrick’s Day dessert! Cute and delish!

Ingredients:

  • Cooking spray
  • 1/4 cup sweetened flaked coconut
  • 10 t0 20 drops green food colouring
  • 2 packages of chocolate chips of your choice (white chocolate, milk chocolate)
  • 1 tsp of peppermint extract

Directions:

  1. Spray a Wilton 8 Cavity Silicone Shamrock Mold with cooking spray.
  2. In a small bowl, stir together flaked coconut and green food colouring. Sprinkle evenly on the bottom of the shamrock mold.
  3. In a microwavable bowl, add chocolate chips. Melt in the microwave at 50% power for minute. Stir. Continue to microwave at 30 second increments on 50% power until melted, stirring in between. Stir in peppermint extract.
  4. Pour chocolate into shamrock mold. Leave it set in the fridge for a few hours or overnight.
  5. To remove, flip mold upside down and gently push out the shamrocks.

 

Mint Chocolate Shamrocks - An easy, no-bake St. Patrick's Day dessert! Cute and delish!

I ended up making these late at night. I knew the chocolate would need to set for a few hours. They were ready to enjoy in the morning. I may have had one for breakfast. Don’t judge.

My daughter took one with her in her school lunch. If you are planning a St. Patrick’s Day party, this dessert would be perfect to make for the occasion! The mold only makes eight shamrocks so if you need to make a bunch, either buy another mold or make them in batches.

Some other ideas I had for this mold are mint chocolate rice crisps shamrocks and green candy melts shamrocks. I want to get as much use possible from my new mold since it’s something I’ll only use once a year.

For more St. Patrick’s Day sweets, check out my Grasshopper Tarts,  St. Patrick’s Day Marshmallow Pops, Rainbow Bark,St. Patrick’s Day Dessert Round-up and St. Patrick’s Day Truffle.

What would you make in it?

Stacie Vaughan

Stacie is the mom of two girls and lives in Ontario, Canada. She enjoys cooking/baking, photography, reading, DIY and is fueled by lots of coffee!

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