Happy New Year to all my followers. I have some stuff planned for this year and I cannot wait for you guys to see them. My favourite chocolate had to be mint chocolate and I love After Eights at Christmas, I can do a whole box without thinking about it. These cupcakes were a last-minute bake as I was sorting out my cupboard and found some peppermint extract that is due to go off in January.
I made these for work and I took them in when I returned after Christmas. I could smell them when they are cooking and it has to be the best smell in the world. I did not decorate them until the following day as I was so busy with making the Millionaire Shortbread.
The girls at work loved these and so did I. I added some matchmakers to the top and some little candy canes. You can make these any time of the year but for me Christmas is the time for mint chocolate.