Dark Chocolate Covered Peppermint Cremes

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Among the world's most successful partnerships, peppermint and chocolate go together like bees & honey, bread & butter, peanut butter & jelly.  Even though they'e such a well-known duo, we're still finding new ways to put them together in ways that can be described as delightfully delicious.  Trader Joe's Dark Chocolate Covered Peppermint Cremes are classic creamy candies, with a craftily crunchy twist.

We worked with a family-owned candy company to create these crisp, cool, candies.  They embrace both the conveniences of modern methods and handmade, artisan-style candy making, which results in individual pieces that are ever-so-slightly distinct from one another.  Each begins with a creamy peppermint center that's enrobed in smooth dark chocolate.  That's where most chocolate peppermint cremes begin and end.  We wanted to up the minty ante, so we added crushed candy canes atop each piece, bringing an extra hit of mint and a pleasantly unexpected crunch.

Dark Chocolate Covered Peppermint Cremes come in a festively-designed, seven ounce box (there are about 15 pieces in each box) for $2.99 a terrific value for tantalizingly tasty treats.

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