Chocolate Mint Buttercreme Frosting

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As promised, here is another delicious classic recipe, this time featuring chocolate mint buttercreme frosting!

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Last summer I was in need of a low carb chocolate frosting that I could make up ahead of time and would travel well. I wanted to be able to frost some cupcakes at my in-laws house without having to haul the ingredients with me. Divine inspiration hit me when I remembered the Strawberry Buttercreme Frosting I had made before that was so delicious. I wondered, could I do the same thing except with melted chocolate chips instead? The experiment resulted in a delicious and beautiful frosting that my girls devoured! And since who doesn’t love a chocolate-mint combination (ok, well maybe a few of you don’t) I simply added a drop of Peppermint essential oil for a burst of flavor!

Chocolate Mint Buttercreme Frosting

This worked great piping onto my cupcakes, but it would also work splendidly to frost a cake!

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Chocolate Mint Buttercreme Frosting

  1. In a small saucepan on stove, melt chocolate chips on low heat just until melted, taking care not to over-heat.
  2. Remove chocolate from stove and add in butter, stirring vigorously to incorporate. Alternately, you could use an immersion blender for a very soft, whipped look.
  3. Add liquid stevia (to taste).
  4. Add 1 drop Peppermint essential oil, taste, and add an additional drop if desired for a stronger flavor.
  5. Let mixture cool back down to room temperature before frosting or piping onto prepared sweets. Stick in fridge to cool faster.

Chocolate Mint Buttercreme Frosting

Notes:

The mixture melted pretty quickly in my hands when piping so I had to work quickly, putting the bag into fridge for a minute or two between cupcakes.

For a dairy-free version try palm shortening or coconut oil instead of the butter (and come back and tell us how it turned out!)

 

IMG_5792Amy is a lover of Jesus, books
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She lives in Oklahoma with her
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