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!

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?

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.

 


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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