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This Andes Chocolate Cake Is A Mint-Chocolate Dream Come True

Mint-chocolate lovers, you need this recipe.

Remember the good ol’ days when you’d go out to dinner and get a couple of Andes chocolate mints with your bill? It seems like fewer and fewer restaurants dish them out these days. Why? We have no idea because those chocolates are delicious.

Maybe you love the combination of chocolate and mint in every form (hello, Thin Mints and peppermint bark!), or maybe Andes chocolate mints just make you nostalgic for childhood dinners out with mom and dad when you’d fight with your sibling over the extra mint.

Either way, you’re going to want to try this decadent, minty twist on a classic dessert: Andes Chocolate Cake, courtesy of the folks over at Delish.

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The whole cake is a chocolatey-mint dream. Chocolate cake is layered with peppermint buttercream (in a pretty shade of mint green) and chocolate ganache made with Andes chocolate mints.

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The layers (chocolate, mint, chocolate) look just like the classic chocolate with the strip of mint sandwiched in the middle. And if that weren’t enough, the whole thing is garnished with more Andes mints.

You can get the full recipe from Delish or watch the video below, but don’t blame us if you end up making this dessert a little too often.

If cake isn’t your thing, there are many other chocolate mint recipes and treats you can enjoy.

You can also make Andes Mint cookies. Like the cake, these ooey-gooey chocolate cookies are made with real Andes mints, which are melted and spread atop the cookies. You can bake these soft cookies from scratch, and they’re particularly satisfying fresh out of the oven.

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Get the recipe for these loaded mint cookies from Chocolate with Grace. They may not be as large and decadent as an Andes cake, but they’ll definitely hit the spot and satisfy the craving we’ve no doubt given you for this classic chocolate-and-mint combo.

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But what if you don’t bake at all? Or if you need a mint chocolate fix while you’re on the go?

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Well, you’re in luck — because there are many other delicious treats that combine chocolate and mint. You could swing by Starbucks for a Midnight Mint Mocha Frappuccino.

Once you have your coffee, you’ll probably need a donut to go with it. Head to Krispy Kreme for a chocolate-dipped White Mint Kreme donut. These donuts are the result of Krispy Kreme’s collaboration with Ghirardelli — so you know they’re good!

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Last year, for its beloved Shamrock Shake season, McDonald’s rolled out a Chocolate Shamrock Shake, a Shamrock Chocolate Chip Frappe, a Shamrock Hot Chocolate and a Shamrock Mocha. So that means you can pick up some chocolatey-mint goodness right at the drive-thru window!

If you’re trying to eat healthily, that doesn’t mean you can’t indulge in a mint chocolate treat. In December, Yoplait introduced three new Girl Scout cookie-inspired yogurt flavors, including everyone’s favorite, thin mint.

What’s your favorite mint chocolate treat?

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