Blogger Renee at SweetRevelations made these dark chocolate peppermint cupcakes and has the recipe. She writes:
I love the contrast of these cupcakes. Dark Chocolate cake (gosh I’m so predictable) and creamy Peppermint Swiss Meringue Buttercream. Just a hint of peppermint. And I thought, to keep these somewhat elegant and classy looking (ahem..like the teachers at our school…), I would use some chocolate coated peppermint sticks as a garnish. These smelled so wonderful and tasted like a classic winter mint chocolate.
They sound amazing to me!