This Baileys Mint Chocolate Chip Dip is perfect for mint chocolate lovers and for when you need a tasty dessert for St. Patrick’s Day!
17 days til Spring and yes I’m counting. The weather was super beautiful with record highs and now we’re back into the 20’s. I’m freezing my tail off and had to break out the winter coat again. Yes, I had put it away and planned not to get it out again, but Alas, it is still winter in the Midwest.
I recently took my son out to a dinner date hosted by Chili’s for moms and their Superheros. Super cute, by the way, and they did it for dads and princesses a few months back, which my husband took my daughter. Anyways, it had a little questionnaire for the kids to take about their moms. So when the question came up, what does your mom dislike the most?” my son answered “snow.” The next question was, ” if your mom could go anywhere in the World, where would she go?” He answered, “Florida, because it’s hot.!” He nailed both of them. I don’t know about Florida specifically, although we did have a blast on our family vacation a few months back, but anywhere warm (all year-long) is where I belong.
My little Irish heart cannot handle the cold so I love when March rolls around as I know warmer weather is just around the corner. I also happen to love St. Patrick’s Day. Any excuse to wear green, my favorite color, eat Irish food and drink green beer is a great day in my book! My mom’s birthday is in March and spring break so what’s not there to love about March! ??
Last year I made some of the classics such as Slow Cooker Corned Beef and Cabbage, Shamrock Shake popsicles and Irish car bomb brownies that feature, Baileys, Guinness and Jameson! I also made an Irish Car Bomb Burger that is quite the monster and you may need to unhinge your jaw to eat but totally worth it.
This year I’m trying a new recipe for Corned beef, which I found in a magazine and immediately started drooling over. It requires brining the brisket for 5 days. My dad uses Alton Brown’s recipe which brines for 10 days and it is out of this World. For our family reunion last year, he made the corned beef and then turned them into reuben sandwiches. OMG! I’m praying he’s making it this summer too.
My first recipe to celebrate the Irish holiday is Baileys Mint Chocolate Chip Dip. Warning, if you have no self-control, make this dip and immediately take it to work, a friend’s house or make it for a party but do not consume alone. I’m almost ashamed to admit I stood over the bowl and put down more than I’d like to admit in 5 minutes.
I used Baileys in this because 1. It’s Irish creme liqueur and 2. it’s festive and appropriate. By all means, you can use milk so that the kiddos can enjoy it too. I serve this Baileys Mint Chocolate Chip Dip with Brownie Brittle, which is absolutely brilliant and in my opinion the best vehicle for dipping, thin pretzels for that sweet and salty combo and Nilla wafers because yum! You could also use a spoon, which I may or may not have done too.
Baileys Mint Chocolate Chip Dip
Yield 16 servings
This Baileys Mint Chocolate Chip Dip is perfect for mint chocolate lovers and for when you need a tasty dessert for St. Patrick's Day!
- 1/2 cup butter, softened
- 1/4 cup brown sugar
- 1/4 cup white sugar
- 1 1/2 teaspoon mint extract
- 1 teaspoon vanilla bean paste or vanilla extract
- 1/2 teaspoons green food gel color
- 1 cup powdered sugar
- 1/2 cup flour
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 cup Baileys Original Irish Cream or milk of choice
- 1/4 cup mini chocolate chips
- In the bowl of your stand mixer, combine butter, brown sugar and white sugar and beat until fluffy.
- Add in mint extract, vanilla, food coloring and mix to combine.
- Slowly add in powdered sugar, flour and salt until incorporated. Add Baileys and mix to combine.
- Fold in mini chocolate chips. Place into a bowl and top with additional mini chocolate chips.
- Serve with Brownie Brittle, pretzels, wafer cookies or fruit.
Serving Size 16 servings
Amount Per Serving
% Daily Value
Total Fat 7 g
Saturated Fat 4 g
Cholesterol 16 mg
Sodium 89 mg
Total Carbohydrates 16 g
Dietary Fiber 1 g
Sugars 41 g
Protein 1 g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
You certainly do not have to make this dip just in March. As I said before, sub out the Baileys for regular milk and you’ve got a Mint Chocolate Chip Dip that’s good whenever you have a craving for mint + chocolate, which for me is often. I love mint and chocolate so this dip is a dessert I can get down with all year-long.
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