Trying to save a trip out the door in the cold, I checked my pantry shelves first to see what I could come up with. The first thing that caught my eye was a devil's food cake mix. Since all of our "chocolate birthdays" have been covered for a while, I decided to use the mix, but realized that I didn't have any frosting. [Yes, I am a canned frosting girl. Don't judge. I haven't made "my own" frosting since using a boxed frosting mix sometime in the 70's or 80's in my mom's kitchen.] I also noticed that my mint-chocolate chip lover had stocked up on his hard-to-find favorite. Hmmmm. It got me wondering what kind of frosting I could make with chocolate chips... in this case MINT-chocolate.
|Adding the chocolate chips to the boiling mixture...|
After a little searching, I came across this recipe on cooks.com for Never Fail Chocolate Chip Frosting, and the fun began. This recipe is as easy as in sounds, and is very straightforward with no fancy cooking techniques or specific temperatures to worry about (like in candy-making).
And...I highly recommend using MINT-chocolate chips!
TIP: Don't have MINT chocolate chips? Try adding peppermint extract in place of vanilla for this recipe!