This is a fun treat to make with kids.
It’s that time of year again! Spring is in the air and what better way to celebrate it by enjoying some St. Patty’s Day treats!
I have always wanted to travel to Ireland and see the Blarney Stone. The Blarney Stone or “Cloch na Blarnan,” is also known as the “kissing the stone,” or more formally “The Stone of Eloquence.” Those who travel up to the stone located in the Blarney Castle in Ireland are said to be imbued with the powers of flattering talk upon kissing its cold hard surface.*
So until I can visit the Emerald Isle, here is a fun way to enjoy and share a version of the Blarney Stone and get some flattering remarks of how simple, fast, and yummy they are.
Chocolate Mint Blarney Stones
8 oz Cream Cheese
3 ½ cups Powdered Sugar (Confectioners Sugar)
½ teaspoon Peppermint extract (add more for a bigger minty taste)
12 oz Chocolate melting wafers (you can use chocolate chips but I find the wafers easier to use)
4-5 drops Green food coloring (optional)
White chocolate (optional)
Green sprinkles (optional)
Fork, slotted spoon, or kabob skewer (for dipping)
Make sure the cream cheese is softened to room temperature and in a bowl mix in powdered sugar and peppermint extract. Stir until all lumps are out. Add food coloring (more or less depending on the level of coloring you want). If the mixture seems too runny, you can always add more sugar. Take wax paper and place it over the baking sheet. Using two spoons, transfer the filling to the sheet (each lump should be about 1-1 ½ inches thick). Refrigerate for 45 minutes to 1 hour.
Take from the fridge and form into desired stone shapes (don’t over handle). Keep them in the fridge while you move to step 3.
In sauce pan, melt wafers on medium heat until melted (stir frequently).
Take filling from fridge, dip and coat each stone, and place back on sheet.
Refrigerate until chocolate has hardened.
Step 4: (optional)
Decorating options- Drizzle white chocolate or green sprinkles over each stone.
Makes roughly 35-45 stones
Keep leftovers in fridge or in freezer to pop out for a nice minty treat!
For a variation of treats, you can substitute the extract with another flavor such as orange, raspberry, or vanilla.
*For more about the history of the Blarney Stone visit: