Saturday, January 3, 2015

December Challenge Projects: Minter!

I hope you all had a lovely December, and a fabulous Christmas and New Year. It was lovely down here. We even ended up with snow! For a bunch of desert rats, that was the perfect topping to a lovely season.

Today I have the wrap up of the Minter projects. Between Nicole and I, we have 4 mint projects to share with you! We'll start of with Nicole's yummy treats!

The first one I did was peppermint whipped cream found here [I can't get the link to keeps telling me there's a database error when I try to open anything on the realmomkitchen website. Hopefully it will start working again soon so we can all have the recipe!]. Mine was definitely not as pretty, but still very yummy! A winner!

The second one I did was peppermint popcorn barkI forgot to put the peppermint extract in the melted almond bark, but I don't think it needed it. This stuff is SWEET by the way. Really good, but really sweet. I could only have a little bit at a time. And I'm glad I halved the recipe because even halved it still made a ton. Also a winner!

And the third one was these chocolate cupcakes with mint chocolate chip frostingMy husband rated these 7 or 8 out of 10, while I would probably put them at a 5 or a 6. They're not bad, they're just not my cup of tea. I halved this recipe too - and thank goodness because I only had 8 cupcake liners left! By the way, these come out greener in real life (doesn't show in the photo). An...EH.

Those look so yummy! Thank you Nicole! For my Minter project I tweaked a recipe I found on Pinterest. The original recipe is for confetti style cake batter truffles. I decided to make them Peppermint Cake Batter Truffles. MMMmmm!

You can find my tweaks and instructions here.

Check back on Monday for the January challenge and the start of the 2015 Pinstrosity posts!


  1. Peppermint popcorn bark sounds dangerously addictive! I may try the cupcake concept as well, since mint frosting sounds good.

    Looking forward to the January challenge -- December turned into a difficult month for creativity.

    1. Both the bark and the whipped cream sound divine! And as for December's creativity, all I made was egg nog.

  2. Love all things peppermint. I'll definitely have to try the truffles & popcorn!

    1. Definitely give the truffles a try. I'm not a big popcorn person, but I think I'm going to have to give this one a try sounds so yummy.


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