Today we’re sharing a holiday-themed guest post from Minted artist Kerry Doyle, a graphic designer based in San Francisco.
Name: Kerry Doyle of Paper Dahlia
Where you’re based: San Francisco
How long you’ve been with Minted: Since 2008
Download: Click here to download Kerry’s free printable holiday-treat labels (pictured above)
From Kerry: Every year I make two or three different dark-chocolate confections to give as gifts to family and friends. I love making homemade holiday presents—they’re guaranteed to be one of a kind and make people feel special, and isn’t that what holiday giving is all about? This has been my tradition for the past 15 years and now I enjoy sharing this with my daughter. One of the more recent additions to my candy repertoire is a dark-chocolate cookie-butter cup sprinkled with sea salt. There is something so amazing about the combination of chocolate, lightly sweet cookie butter, and a sprinkling of sea salt. Better still, it is super easy to make (translation: It’s really hard to mess this one up!). Since the holidays can be stressful enough, why make it more so with complicated and time-consuming projects? That’s my philosophy, at least. I hope you enjoy this recipe and maybe even your friends and family will, too!
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Easy Dark-Chocolate Cookie-Butter Cups with Sea Salt
Prep time: 15 minutes
Makes 48 cookie-butter cups
1 (14 oz) jar Trader Joe’s Speculous Cookie Butter or Biscoff Spread
4 (10 oz) bags dark-chocolate chocolate chips
Mini baking cups
Line two mini muffin pans with mini baking cups; set aside. In a large double boiler or nonstick pot, slowly melt chocolate chips over low heat. Spoon approximately 1 teaspoon of melted chocolate into each paper liner. Next, spoon approximately 1/2 teaspoon of cookie butter into each cup. Lastly, spoon approximately 1 tablespoon of melted chocolate into each cup to cover the cookie butter. Place muffin pans in the refrigerator for about 10 minutes or until chocolate is set. Remove from refrigerator, sprinkle with sea salt, and enjoy! Store in an airtight container at room temperature or in the refrigerator.
Print out the treat labels and affix to any gift bag or box. If you don’t have adhesive label paper, you can print them on heavy card stock, then cut out and punch a hole at the top for a gift tag.