Friday, March 16, 2012

Recipe : Shamrock Snacks!

For this St. Patricks Day Holiday party at work it was potluck so I decided to bring in some "Shamrock Snacks".  More or less they're just chocolate cake with some minty ganache topping.  Check out the pics and recipe below.

"Shamrock Snacks"
1 Box of Chocolate Cake Mix
1 Pint of Heavy Cream (2 Cups)
4 3.5 oz Dark Chocolate Bars
15 Andes Mints
Fresh Mint

Putting this recipe together is pretty easy, follow the cake box instructions and bake your cake.  While the cake it baking, in a small sauce pan, put the heavy cream and mint leaves and let them steep at a simmer.  When the cake is cooling, break up the chocolate bars and andes mints into a glass bowl and strain the cream concoction over them, let the whole thing sit for 5 min.

After the 5 min soak in cream,  insert a whisk and start stiring from the center out, in about 6-7 min the center will go dark and then you'll have ganache! While still runny, pour the ganache over the cake (you can cut them up into 1x1 cubes).  Garnish with mint leaves and a little powdered sugar and you're good to go!

More pictures after the jump.

Hope you enjoyed this post and thanks for stopping by!

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