I’m not sure anyone is. I certainly was curious about how it would turn out and I didn’t let myself get attached to what seemed like a totally revolutionary idea.
I mean, CHUNKS in FONDANT? I know. But they were chocolate, and being paired with peppermint. I had to give it all my love and hope. I knew it stood a chance after my Gourmet Candy Cane Fondant turned out ridiculously and surprisingly well.
And seeing as I’m not a chunks-of-stuff-in-my-baked-goods kind of person (we’ve talked about being unfriended if you put nuts in my brownies, right?) I was shocked that I enjoyed the Candy Cane Fondant as much as I did. It was my favorite gourmet homemade fondant up till… well, now!
Yep. Teasing you best I can 😉 I’m not going to ramble on too much about this fondant. It was made in my still-under-renovation kitchen when I was barely able to use the counters but still had zero appliances set up. Fondant was all I could really do – so I did.
I made 4 new flavors, shared them LIVE on Facebook, and asked YOU to vote on which one I posted first. Hands down, Mint Chocolate Chunk won. I was secretly glad, it was the one I wanted to share first. I worried that Gingerbread fondant would take the cake (pun fully intended).
Because I know these questions are coming (I already got them on the Facebook Live broadcast) I’ll answer them here for you:
NO – It’s not too sweet! In fact, this is one of the least sweet fondants I’ve made, and because of that the flavor shines through!
NO – The mint is not too strong, but you need to add it to taste. One extra drop of the oil and you may have gone to far for your own liking. I prefer a gentler mint, so I only used 3 drops.
NO – The chocolate didn’t melt in my hands…
YES – I generally have warm hands (see notes at the bottom of the recipe).
YES – It covers the cake beautifully, but panel it. With the inclusions the fondant will naturally be prone to tearing as they create weak spots. But this style fondant will win you over… it bites and dissolves when you eat it, it’s not chewy.
NO – I will not buy you new pants because you snacked on this a bit too much. Gotta buy my own new pants… 😉
Lastly, YES. You absolutely SHOULD finish it off with extra chopped chocolate chunks. Because #chocolate.
LorAnn’s peppermint oil allowed me to add natural flavor without adding tons of liquid to the fondant (and we know how sugar can be when moisture is around… hygroscopic little beast).
If you’re worried about the chocolate, take a deep breath and do this anyways. You will thank me. Swear it 😉