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4 Awesome Mint Treats You Can’t Get Enough Of

Mint Treats, Photo by Sarah R, Flickr commons

Enjoy these four delicious and healthy mint treats that you can easily make right at home. Take a minute and check these out as they are fun to make and everyone falls in love with them.

Among all natural herbs and spices, mint has the highest antioxidant content. Considered to be one of the world’s healthiest foods, it is a rich source of Vitamins A and C, calcium, magnesium, phosphorus and potassium. Mint is also known to be effective in alleviating common cold, allergies, indigestion, irritable bowel syndrome and many more.

Here is the first of these awesome mint treat recipes. I recommend you make extra as they always seem to disappear much faster than expected.

1. Strawberry Mint Combo

What you need:

6 fresh mint leaves, finely chopped plus 4 leaves for garnish
2 cups fresh strawberries, quartered
4 scoops vanilla ice cream
1 cup whipped cream
1/4 cup water
2 tablespoons sugar

Directions

In a medium bowl, combine mint and strawberries. Set aside. In a small saucepan, bring water and sugar to a boil. Reduce heat then allow to simmer for 2-3 minutes until mixture starts to thicken. Drizzle the syrup on top of the mint and strawberries then toss gently. Divide among 4 serving bowls, top with a scoop of ice cream, a dollop of whipped cream and a mint leaf.

Here is an especially delicious creamy mint treat that is among my favorites. This is clearly one of the most popular of these treats.

Cream Cheese Mint Delight

What you need:

3 1/2 cups confectioner’s sugar
1 cup cream cheese
2 teaspoons peppermint extract
1 teaspoon yellow food coloring

Directions

Combine confectioner’s sugar and cream cheese in a medium bowl then mix until smooth. Add peppermint extract and food coloring to the mixture until well combined. Roll the mixture on a flat surface then cut using cookie cutters. Allow to air dry for at least 2 hours then refrigerate for 1 hour before serving.

This is a very tasty and unique mint treat that tastes great. You definitely want to give this one a try.

Melon Mint Trio

What you need:

1 cup cubed cantaloupe
1 cup cubed Crenshaw melon
1 cup cubed honeydew melon
1/4 cup dry sherry
2 tablespoons chopped fresh mint leaves plus 4-5 pcs. leaves for garnish

Directions

Toss cantaloupe, Crenshaw melon, honeydew melon, dry sherry and chopped mint leaves in a medium bowl. Cover and refrigerate for at least 1 hour. When ready, scoop into glasses then garnish with mint leaves.

This is probably the most popular of these delicious mint treats. Smooth creamy mint chocolate awesomeness that always satisfies.

Yummy Mint Chocolate Bites

What you need:

2 cups milk chocolate chips
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 cup unsalted butter, softened
1 cup light brown sugar
1 cup white sugar
1 cup vegetable oil
1/2 cup whole wheat flour
1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1/4 cup non-fat milk powder
2 1/4 cups peppermint extract
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
1 egg

Directions

In a large bowl, combine all-purpose flour, wheat flour, cocoa powder, milk, baking soda and salt. Set aside. In a separate bowl, mix together butter, vegetable oil, brown sugar, white sugar and egg, peppermint and vanilla extracts. Carefully stir in the contents of the other bowl as well as the chocolate chips. Drop by spoonfuls in greased cookie sheets and bake in a pre-heated oven (350 degrees Fahrenheit) for 8-10 minutes. Allow to cool before serving.

Satisfy your sweet tooth with these delicious mint treat recipes and at the same time gain the health benefits of mint!

We hope you love these awesome mint treats as much as we do. You are welcome to print copies for yourself and we invite you to share them with your friends on Facebook and Twitter. Be sure and explore the other great recipes available for you here on Recipe Corral.

Source: Article By Adrian T. Cheng

Adrian T. Cheng is a food blogger who promotes nutritious eats. He has written numerous posts and articles about natural herbs and spices, shared countless of delicious and healthy recipes and reviewed top-notch cooking accessories that are worth checking out. You can view Adrian’s posts about healthy eating and other interesting topics on his blog.

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