Spiked Chocolate Ganache Peppermint Shots Recipe


A little bit of booze can certainly help us get through the stressful holiday season, and with these Spiked Chocolate Ganache Peppermint Shots, you can add a little touch of vodka right to these tasty desserts for the perfect after-dinner treat your friends will love. Make an edible shot glass using Candy Cane Colorburst Candy Melts Candy, then fill the glasses with a tasty vodka-infused chocolate cream for a decedent dessert that will surely become a holiday favorite. For a kid-friendly version, omit the vodka or add your favorite peppermint or vanilla flavoring.
Makes: 8 shots
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Step 1

In a decorating bag, microwave Candy Melts Candy at half (50%) power 1 minute; knead bag. Microwave on 50% power in 30-second intervals, kneading between each, until melts are melted. Pipe the candy into each cavity, dividing evenly. Place in the refrigerator until set, about 30 minutes.

Step 2

In medium microwave-safe container, combine chocolate, cream, and vodka. Microwave at half (50%) power 1 minute; stir. Microwave on 50% power in 30-second intervals, stirring between each, until chocolate is almost melted. Stir thoroughly until mixture is smooth. Cool slightly.

Step 3

In large bowl, whip chocolate mixture with electric mixer on high speed until thickened and lightened in color, about 5 minutes. Scrape down bottom and sides of bowl as necessary. Allow it sit until consistency is pipable, about 5 minutes. Spoon or pipe into shots.

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2 bags Candy Cane Colorburst Candy Melts Candy (10 ounces each)

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6 ounces semisweet chocolate (roughly chopped)

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1/3 cup heavy whipping cream

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3 tablespoons vanilla vodka

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