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Peppermint Mess

Peppermint mess

    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!

Peppermint Mess


3 peppermint jo-jo's (or oreos or chocolate cookies)

whipped cream

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

peppermint extract


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!



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Linda Colantino

YUM...had so much fun last weekend with you all. Miss ya lots.
Linda Lou

Donna Heber

Oh, this looks so yummy! Peppermint and chocolate are a must have during the holiday season. I hope you will stop by for a visit.


Well for goodness sakes who wouldn't love this it looks delish!!

Tracey McBride

Reading your dessert posts are hard on me Clarice...I have to stay away from sugar! You do inspire me to try to find ways to adapt them into my sugar free realm (using Xylitol and stevia). These look amazingly delicious and what a clever way (as always) of using what you have (always looove that).




Looks delicious! What a great treat! No mess here...looks like something on the food channels! I'm going to have to try this!

Bernideen's Tea Time Blog

Would love to have you post this great recipe at my "Open House" blog party Clarice!!!


Sounds yummy! I love chocolate and mint together. What a great treat for the holidays. Thank you, Clarice! xoxo

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