St Patricks Day Recipe : Mint Thins

Are you looking for some seasonal recipes for St Patricks Day? These mint chocolate thins for St Patricks Day are incredibly simple and the end result is a flavour and texture that’s reminiscent of an “After 8″. The inside is light and fluffy, although filled with sugar so eat these in moderation and make sure you keep an eye on your kids when making them together!

chick peas recipeIngredients

  • 250g icing sugar
  • 1 tsp liquid glucose or glycerine
  • 2 tbsp warm water
  • 1 tsp green food colouring
  • 1 tsp mint extract (peppermint if possible)
  • 150g dark chocolate


  1. In a large bowl combine the sugar, glucose and warm water until you get a tough ball. It should be just about sticking together.
  2. Add the food colouring and mint extract. Stir very well. It will take some elbow grease until you get a ball of dough.
  3. Cover the ball of icing with cling film and put in the fridge for 1 hour.
  4. After 1 hour, carefully melt the dark chocolate.
  5. Remove the icing ball from the fridge. Roll small balls between the palms of your hands. Use a little cornflour on your hands to stop the sugary mixture from sticking. Flatten the balls and then dip them into the melted chocolate or just dip the balls themselves if you’d rather have mint sweets.
  6. Put the dipped fondant discs onto a baking tray or plate lined with greaseproof baking paper and chill until serving.
  7. These mint chocolate thins for St Patrick’s Day will keep for up to 1 month in the freezer.

Related Recipes: For more seasonal recipes see 4 St Patricks Day Recipes & Easter Chocolate Cake Recipe

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  1. fondant says:

    I do love to make these kind of sweets. But I think most difficult is to keep them straight. What do you recommend to keep them up