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Mint-Mallow Chocolate Cups

 Mint-Mallow Chocolate Cups
These cute filled chocolate cups get gobbled up whenever I set them out. The fluffy mint filling pairs well with the chocolate.
18 ServingsPrep: 1 hour + chilling

Ingredients

  • 1 cup (6 ounces) semisweet chocolate chips
  • 12 large marshmallows
  • 1/4 cup whole milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/8 teaspoon peppermint extract
  • 3 drops red or green food coloring
  • Dash salt
  • 1/2 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 3 tablespoons crushed peppermint and/or spearmint candies, divided

Directions

  • In a microwave, melt chocolate chips; stir until smooth. Brush evenly
  • on the inside of 18 foil miniature muffin cup liners. Refrigerate
  • until set. Add a second coat of chocolate; chill until set.
  • Meanwhile, in a small saucepan over medium-low heat, cook and stir
  • marshmallows and milk until marshmallows are melted. Remove from the
  • heat. Stir in the extracts, food coloring and salt. Cover and
  • refrigerate for 1 hour or until thickened.
  • Carefully peel liners from the chocolate cups and discard. In a large
  • bowl, beat cream until stiff peaks form. Fold in marshmallow mixture
  • and 2 tablespoons crushed candies. Spoon into chocolate cups.
  • Sprinkle with remaining candies. Store in the refrigerator. Yield:
  • 1-1/2 dozen.

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Nutritional Facts: 1 chocolate cup equals 89 calories, 5 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 10 mg cholesterol, 16 mg sodium, 11 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 1 g protein.