Junior Mint fans will go crazy for these Junior Mint Cupcakes! Mint Chocolate cupcakes coated in creamy mint frosting with a soft chocolate shell — what’s not to love?
I’m going to let you in on a little secret, friends. A mom secret.
It’s impossible to treat your kids exactly the same.
Do I LOVE them both equally? Of course I do. One thousand percent.
Of course, the scales do tip slightly depending on which way the wind blows. Maybe Lucy is throwing a tantrum and Jon David is being particularly helpful. Or maybe Jon David has a case of the smarty mouth and Lucy is giving me big, fat, adorable kisses. In those instances, I *might* temporarily feel more loving towards one than another. I realize that if you don’t have kids, I may have just blown your mind, but all moms know this to be true. We just keep it a secret so you don’t feel bad about yourselves.
But TREATING them exactly the same? Can’t happen. Impossible. Because they’re so different!
The problem with a toddler girl is that they manipulate your brain like a Jedi. Lucy is so loving towards stuffed animals, so enthusiastic about hair bows and purses, so kissey faced and gentle, it makes it almost impossible to deny her anything. When Jon David was that age, I was completely smitten by him, of course I was. But it was a lot easier to deny his requests than it is with Lucy. There’s just something about a tiny girl wearing a purse and toting around a pink teddy bear, sweetly requesting M&Ms (“PEEEEEEESE Meemee!! PEEEEESE!!) that is like Kryptonite. What do you do?
You let her have the dang M&Ms. Always.
It doesn’t help that my son has no memory of being a toddler, and fully aids and abets Lucy is her quest for chocolate and stuffed animal world domination. There’s this giant Elmo doll at Target that Lucy desperately wants but it’s $50. One day Jon David literally told me that he feared Lucy may die if I did not agree to purchase it for her. Ummmm…excuse me? The only thing cuter than a sweet bow-headed, animal loving baby girl is her older brother pleading her case.
Kill me. I can’t even handle it. Where is all my money? Gone.
Lucy is particularly fond of Junior Mints. I know there are some of you whose toddlers have not even had a taste of chocolate yet, sadly that is not the case around here. At almost 2, Lucy is well schooled in Hershey bars, mini M&Ms, and Junior Mints. How else do you bribe your kid, that’s what I want to ask those of you who don’t give your kid chocolate. With broccoli? Um, no.
I made these gorgeous cupcakes with my Goose in mind. She calls them “kipcakes” which slays me, obviously. Kipcakes is SO much better than cupcakes, don’t you agree?
Dark chocolate mint cupcakes, creamy mint frosting and a soft chocolate shell. Do it, friends. You won’t regret it!
If you love Junior Mints, these cupcakes are truly perfect. Enjoy!