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This homemade dark chocolate honey mint recipe was inspired by Trader Joe’s Dark Chocolate Honey Mints, which are quite possibly the best little chocolatey treats on the planet—especially when put in the freezer.
So first, I must say thank you Joe. Your contribution to dark chocolate lovers like myself is well appreciated.
As you know, I love to see what kinds of things can be coated in homemade magic shell, which is not always easy since most things need to be frozen for the magic shell to harden.
It didn’t take long for me to realize that honey is one of the perfect options because it’s slightly moldable when frozen, and can easily be whipped with other ingredients like peppermint oil for flavoring.
As is, these homemade dark chocolate honey mints are rich, slightly sweet, totally refreshing, and sticking true to my super simple style, they’re made from only four ingredients. You can, however, swap out the flavoring in the center for other oils or extracts like vanilla extract, or orange or lemon oil. If you chose to try out some other flavorings, please note that you will need to use much less oil than you would extract.
And lastly, while you can use just straight honey and peppermint oil for the center, I found it to be a little too sweet and dense. This is why the recipe calls for whipping the honey with a bit of coconut oil, which makes the center more creamy.Print