HOW TO: Make refreshing chocolate-dipped mint leaves for a unique Valentine treat

Chocolate-Dipped Mints, Valentine's Day recipe, food, how-to, recipe, vegan cooking

1. Gather the ingredients

  • A bunch of fresh mint leaves
  • Organic dark chocolate

Chocolate-Dipped Mints, Valentine's Day recipe, food, how-to, recipe, vegan cooking

2. Wash and dry the mint

Choose only mint leaves that are in ‘mint’ condition. Wash and dry them carefully.

Chocolate-Dipped Mints, Valentine's Day recipe, food, how-to, recipe, vegan cooking

3. Melt the chocolate

Melt the chocolate in a double boiler and stir. If you need to thin it out more, add a little melted vegan butter.

Chocolate-Dipped Mints, Valentine's Day recipe, food, how-to, recipe, vegan cooking

4. Dip the mints

Instead of dipping the leaves directly into the chocolate, take the back of a spoon (or a brush) and smooth the chocolate out thinly on one side, leaving a green tip exposed (for picking them up)

Chocolate-Dipped Mints, Valentine's Day recipe, food, how-to, recipe, vegan cooking

5. Let them dry

Lay the choc-mints on wax paper or on a plate and leave them to dry.

Chocolate-Dipped Mints, Valentine's Day recipe, food, how-to, recipe, vegan cooking

6. Freeze the mints

Eat them straight away or store them in the freezer, taking them out minutes before indulging.

Have some melted chocolate left? Dip in some strawberries, edible flowers or biscuits!

Note: the Chocolate-Dipped Mints will last a couple of days in the freezer, but it’s best to serve them the day you make them.

Photos by Ana Lisa Alperovich for Inhabitots

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