To me, March amplifies my need for mint chocolate chip desserts. I’m all about anything festive and/or seasonal, so when it’s literally green, it just works, ya know? Yeah, you know.
I’ve compiled some of my favorites from various bloggers. If you are someone who doesn’t like this flavor combination, I honestly don’t trust you, so if you aren’t on this mint chip bandwagon….
I love the website, Dessert for Two, because she is strong where I am weak: portion control. These mint chocolate chip donuts are the perfect little treat, and her recipe only makes six donuts. They are super easy. My roommate is a lover of all donuts, so we have three, yes three, various donut makers. I use this pan to make these, and they are perfection. It looks like a lot of effort when in reality, I was done making them before Jean Ralphio got run over by a Lexus on Parks and Rec.
Last year, I ran the Atlanta Marathon on St. Patrick’s Day, and after the race, a friend offered to cook dinner to celebrate the holiday and our athletic accomplishments. The weather was perfection, so we ate outside. I still believe that that day was one of my favorites since moving to Atlanta. ANYWAY, I made these brownies to take to the festivities. Do they have a lot of butter? Yes. Is it worth it? Yes. To paraphrase Taylor Swift, “You need to calm down. You’re being too healthy.”
I love a bundt cake. One year I co-hosted a Christmas party called, “The Twelve Dips of Christmas” and made mini bundt cakes that looked like reindeer for everyone to take home as a party favor. The tag said, “Bundt do you recall the most famous reindeer of all?” There aren’t many perks to being my friend, but if desserts and corny jokes are your thing, I’ve got you covered. I love this bundt because it uses crushed mint oreos. My friend, Hannah, and I ate an entire package of mint oreos over a two day span once. My breath has never been fresher and my teeth have never been blacker.
There aren’t many people that I’d trust with my life, but Andrea McAnally is one of them. Have we ever met? No. But do I believe we’d be best friends if we did? One hundred percent. I haven’t made these cookies, but I will this month. She can do no wrong in my eyes. And chocolate chips can do no wrong either, so it’s a match made in heaven.
Have you ever made “nice cream”? You blend frozen bananas and milk to make ice cream. It’s one of my favorite easy, healthyish dessert tricks. There are so many different ways to do it. Some of my favorites are adding cinnamon to the blender or peanut butter. It’s indulgent with natural sugars. One year for Lent I gave up desserts, but I ate this every. single. night. I told myself that it wasn’t dessert; it was fruit. It was totally dessert. Sorry, Jesus. Here is a recipe for mint chocolate chip nice cream.
Here’s to hoping I just made your March a lot more indulgent and delicious. When in doubt, do as Michael Scott would and go to Baskin Robbins for “MINT CHOCOLATE CHIP!”