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Chilled Mint Squares, a festive foods rewind

During the next few days, I will share some delicious recipes that are perfect for the upcoming holiday gatherings that may occur at your home with family and friends. I hope you enjoy them as much as we do!

This recipe originally posted April 18, 2011.

Cooks Wisdom! Don't wait for after Christmas, make the frozen version now, or sooner.....

Do you still have a little bit of Christmas at your house? If you do, you are in luck, because I am going to show you how to make a delicious dessert with this candy .

You have the option of making a 9X13 pan to serve as squares or use 15 muffin cups for individual desserts.

The best part about the muffin cups, is that you can freeze them. Imagine how nice it will be to have a delicious dessert waiting in the freezer. Cold, delicious, minty, waiting. See, I told you this was a real good idea!

Chilled Mint Cups or Squares
adapted from:  My friend, Sue K
makes 15 servings

1 pint of whipping cream
4 oz of peppermint candy canes
2 c mini marshmallows
1 "sleeve" graham crackers

Turn the graham crackers into crumbs. I have found this is easy if you use a 2 step process.

Grate the crackers into the processor bowl. Remove grating disk, insert blade and pulse a couple of times to break up any larger pieces.

Use half of the crumbs to sprinkle in the bottom of a 9X13 pan for squares or into 15 muffin cups. Set aside.

Break up the candy cane into smaller pieces. Then pulverize into "sugar" in the food processor.

Whip the cream to soft peaks, fold in crushed candy, then fold in the marshmallows.

Divide mixture into the muffin cups, sprinkle with remaining graham cracker crumbs.

Chill for 8 hours or overnight, enjoy now and freeze any leftovers for future desserts.

As always thanks for taking a minute to stop and say hello. We appreciate your time and your wonderful comments!

this post shared with:
weekend cooking @ beth fish reads
see ya in the gumbo @ ms enplace
homemade mondays @ frugal by choice
hearth and soul @ apriljharris.com


  1. Those would definitely be a hit at my house! Thanks for sharing the recipe.

  2. Easy, festive, and yummy. What a great idea.

  3. How unique. These sound delicious and would even be good in summer. Thank you for another great idea. --Rocquie

  4. Yum! Great use for candy canes. My son would most likely enjoy smashing the candy!

  5. Looks delicious thanks for sharing with Hearth and soul blog hop pinning.

  6. Oh my goodness, these sound amazing, Melynda! I'm pinning them too. Thank you for sharing this delicious seasonal recipe with us at the Hearth and Soul hop.


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