The other night I was looking for a quick, simple, use what I had on-hand dessert.I had some peppermint jo-jo's and decided to dress them up a bit. Have you heard of Eton Mess? It is this layering of meringues, cream and strawberries, creating a yummy mess. This dessert is the same principle as Etons Mess, peppermint jo-jo's, whipped cream and peppermint chocolate sauce. It creates quite a festive, peppermint mess!
3 peppermint jo-jo's (or oreos or chocolate cookies)
simple chocolate sauce*
crushed candy canes (I was out but it would be a perfect topper if you have some)
In a bowl layer a crushed cookie, chocolate sauce and whipped cream. Layer again and garnish with third cookie and crushed candy canes.
* Simple chocolate sauce
1 cup heavy cream
1/2 cup chocolate (I like to use bittersweet for this recipe) chopped or chips
Simple put both ingredients in a heavy bottomed sauce pan and melt together on the stove set at low heat. When chocolate is melted, stir in s few drops of peppermint extract.
By the way the amount of chocolate to cream does not have to be perfect. I never measure. For the amount of chocolate, I just try to add about half the amount of cream I poured. I just eyeball it!