Mint chocolates are extremely easy to make and since its centre is very sweet dark/bitter chocolate is used for the covering.
Ingredients for Mint Chocolates
For the Centre
- Icing Sugar – 75 gms
- Green colour – 1-2 drops
- Mint essence – ½ tsp or 1-2 polo sweets (crushed powder)
- lemon juice – ½ tsp
- Milk – 1 tbsp for binding
- Dark or bitter chocolate – 200 gms
Procedure for preparing Mint Chocolates
Mix all the ingredients of the centre except the milk. Add the milk now slowly, little by little and mixing well. Mix well to form a firm dough.
Now small, thin flattened balls and let it chill in the refrigerator for ½ an hour.
For the outer covering, cut 200 grams of bitter or dark chocolate into small pieces and melt it in a double boiler (take a vessel ½ filled with water and boil it and then turn off the fire.Now place a larger vessel with the broken dark chocolates on it and let the chocolate melt slowly stirring occasionally)
Note: the bottom of the larger vessel with chocolates should not touch the water
Immediately dip the mint centres in the melted chocolate and shake of the excess chocolate and cover well with the help of a fork and place it on a greased tray or foil sheet. Keep in the refrigerator and chill it for 10-12 hours. Once the chocolate is set wrap it in coloured cellophane paper , gold or silver paper. Always keep it in the fridge.