You can’t go wrong by making these Double Chocolate Creme de Menthe Fudge Shamrocks for St. Patrick’s Day! They are absolutely delicious and have just the right amounts of mint and chocolaty goodness.
Being a blogger has opened a world of opportunities to me and I am so excited to announce my partnership with Wilton. They have asked me to be a member of their Sweet Treat Team and to create recipes using their products. I am thrilled to be working with a company who’s products I’ve been using since childhood.
If you are a regular reader, you know how much I love Wilton’s silicone molds. I’ve used them to create my Conversation Heart Cheesecakes, Easy Cheese Bread Leaves, Creamy Coconut Stars, Sour Gummy Bunnies, and Bacon Cheddar Beer Bread Footballs, just to name a few.
Every year when St. Patricks’ Day rolls around, I use my Silicone Mini Shamrock Mold to make something. Last year it was Mini Shamrock Reveal Pound Cakes, the year before, Easy Lime Semifreddo Shamrocks, this year it’s Double Chocolate Creme de Menthe Fudge Shamrocks.
These St. Patty Day treats took me 15 minutes of prep time. That’s it.
They were so easy to make, but you wouldn’t know it when you bite into the fudge. It’s perfectly creamy and smooth and the combination of white and dark chocolate complimented by the Creme de Menthe is refreshing and rich all at the same time.
Double Chocolate Creme de Menthe Fudge Shamrocks
PRINTABLE RECIPE, HERE
Ingredients: (makes 12)
18 ounces semi-sweet chocolate, finely chopped or (3 cups) chips
9 ounces white chocolate finely chopped or (1 1/2 cups) white chips
1 (14 ounce) can sweetened condensed milk
1/3 cup Creme de Menthe (4 teaspoon for the white fudge, the rest for the dark)
optional, green food coloring
2 Wilton Silicone Mini Shamrock Molds
NOTE: I made my fudge in the microwave, and as you know microwave ovens are all different. Use my instructions as a guideline. Be careful to not overheat the fudge, as the cocoa butter will seep out and make greasy fudge that will harden with lumps of the fat. Not good! If you don’t want to use a microwave, you can heat it over low heat in a pan instead.
Put the semi-sweet chocolate into a microwave safe bowl and the white chocolate into another. Pour one cup of the sweetened condensed milk over the semi-sweet chocolate and the remaining sweetened condensed milk over the white chocolate.
Heat the white chocolate on high in the microwave for 25 seconds. Let it rest in the microwave for 1-2 minutes. Remove and stir. Heat on high for 15 seconds, rest one minute, then stir. If all the chocolate is not melted, heat at 50% power for 10 second increments, resting and stirring after each until melted.
Stir in 4 teaspoons of the Creme de Menthe. Add some green food coloring, if you want a brighter green fudge.
Spoon a heaping tablespoon of the green fudge into the 12 shamrock cavities in your silicone molds. Tap the mold to evenly spread the fudge in the shamrocks.
Heat the bowl of semi-sweet chocolate in the microwave on high power for 45 seconds. Let rest 1-2 minutes, then stir. Heat for 15 seconds, rest, then stir. If all the chocolate is not melted, heat at 50% power for 10 second increments, resting and stirring after each until melted.
Stir in the remaining Creme de Menthe.
Spoon about 2 tablespoons of the dark fudge into each shamrock cavity. Tap mold to spread evenly.
Let fudge rest at room temperature for 1 hour, then refrigerate for 1 hour, then freeze for 30 minutes before un-molding. If they stick, freeze for a bit longer.
This post was sponsored by Wilton, but all opinions about their products are my own.
More St. Patrick’s Day Recipes
from Hungry Happenings
Shamrock Surprise Cakes (at Tablespoon.com)