St Patricks Day Recipe : Mint Thins

Caitriona Redmond

March 7, 2013

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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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Published On: March 7th, 2013 / Categories: Food and Recipes / Last Updated: April 3rd, 2021 / Tags: , , , /

About the Author: Caitriona Redmond

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Caitriona is a food writer, blogger and author, as well as a mother to 2 boys and a teen stepdaughter. After Caitriona was laid off during the recession, with her family budget getting smaller she found herself facing a shrinking amount of money on a weekly basis to spend on food. She could feed the family on convenience food for the same amount that she had to spend but she chose to cook the best food she could within their tight budget. Her blog is about her, how she manages and the rollercoaster that parenting and living on a tight budget brings.

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