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Chocolate Mint Hamantashen

 

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Recipe

Chocolate Mint Hamantashen

This year I wanted to try and make a chocolate mint hamantashen. I played around a bit with fillings and a nice minty chocolate ganache could work, but to make it a bit easier I found the Junior mint worked perfectly especially if you eat them slightly warmed, they have the perfect gooeyness and they are the exact right size for a junior hamantashen.

Times

  • Prep Time : 45 min
  • Cook Time : 10 min
  • Ready Time : 55 min

Servings

60 mini hamantashen

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup margarine and 1/4 cup canola oil
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 1/2 cups flour
  • 3 tablespoons cocoa powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 box of junior mints

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. In the bowl of an electric stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, beat shortening and sugars until light and fluffy.  Add in eggs and vanilla and mix until combined.
  3. Add in flour, cocoa, and salt, and mix on low speed until the dough comes together.
  4. Taking about 1/4th of the dough at a time, roll the dough out on parchment paper until about 1/8″ thick.  Using a round cookie cutter or glass that is about 2 inches in diameter, cut out circles and move to parchment lined baking sheet.  Place one Junior mint inside each circle, fold the edges around the filling to form a triangle.   Continue with the rest of the dough.
  5. Bake at 350 degrees F for 8-10 minutes, enjoy warm.

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About Tamar Genger MA, RD

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Tamar lives in New York and is the mother of three amazing children, a Registered Dietitian, professor of Nutrition, and as you can probably guess, a foodie! Tamar loves to travel with her family and visits kosher restaurants wherever she goes. Although she loves the sights, she spends more time talking about the restaurants and food she ate! As a mom and a nutritionist, Tamar tries to balance her passion for healthy cooking with her insatiable desire for chocolate!

 

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8 Responses to Chocolate Mint Hamantashen

  1. avatar says: michele

    I used paskez chocolate mint rounds instead to make it pareve . Couldn’t find juniormints and wasn/t sure if they were pareve.

  2. This is so smart! This is brilliant! My favorite flavor (and candy) inside my favorite kind of cookie? Now, why didn’t I think of that?

    I was intending to try making Nutella hamantaschen this year, but this is an even more inspired alternative to the traditional apricot, raspberry and poppyseed fillings. Will try it out tonight or tomorrow and may recommend it to my readers on http://www.NiceJewishMom.com... With credit to you, of course!

  3. avatar says: Bev

    I love chocolate mint and when I saw the title of this recipe, I thought I found a new cookie recipe for this Purim. But when I checked out Junior Mints, I found they contain pork gelatin, is there an alternative candy without pork?

    • Hi Bev, I am not sure what you saw, but Junior Mints are certified kosher by the OU, so there is definitely not any pork in them.

      • avatar says: Bev

        Tamar, Junior Mints used to contain pork gelatin, but I dug deeper and found that in 2011 they stopped using gelatin. This is wonderful.

        • Thanks, after you wrote I saw that it was all over the internet and found the same thing, I guess that is the risk with mentioning a brand cause things change, but looks like we have two great options to use.

  4. avatar says: Marsha

    Love the foods you show….Thanks

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