Do you have holiday traditions that you share with your family? This year as we began to get our Christmas decorations out we realized we needed our oldest daughter home. It was a tradition none of us wanted to break.
Peppermint Chocolate Truffle
With the promise of International Delight Peppermint Chocolate Truffle for her coffee, we were able to get our oldest to come over. Living on her own means she comes to visit… often… but she will have her own tree. As the rest of us started talking about trimming the tree we realized we needed Chey there. We have always decorated the tree together.
Therefore, as soon as we finished dinner, I began baking cupcakes. I wanted to not only offer Chey and her fiancé coffee, but a tasty treat as well. Peppermint is our taste of the season, so I did a little brainstorming. Frosting! It was perfect. We love cupcakes and this was going to make a great dessert to watch the lights of the tree twinkle.
Colby and the kids set up the tree, sorted ornaments and played silly games while I finished the cupcakes and frosting. Fortunately, a cup of Peppermint Chocolate Truffle coffee helped to inspire me as I baked. With a little this and little of that, Chey and I made a frosting that worked. Try it for yourself!
We used a white cake mix for the cupcakes and baked according to the instructions on the box. Then, we pulled out the 4 easy ingredients for the Peppermint Chocolate Truffle Frosting:
- 1 stick unsalted butter, softened
- 4 cups confectioner’s sugar
- ½ cup International Delight Peppermint Chocolate Truffle
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- peppermint pieces, optional
- Blend butter stick until fluffy. Paddles on beater work best for this job.
- Add ½ cup of confectioner’s sugar at a time (until gone) and mix until well blended.
- Pour International Delight Peppermint Chocolate Truffle creamer into mixture and blend until fluffy.
- Add vanilla into mixture and mix.
- After cooking cupcakes per box instructions (of your own recipe, of course), let cool before frosting. Top with optional peppermint pieces.
Once the cupcakes were done, we sat and enjoyed a cup of coffee and peppermint-filled cupcake while talking around the tree. One more family holiday tradition complete.
Plus, it was a tasty one with our coffee mugs and cupcakes… all peppermint.
What holiday traditions does your family have?
This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of International Delight. The opinions and text are all mine.
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