Healthy Peppermint Patties
 
 
A simple and healthy(ish) recipe for homemade peppermint patties, using 100% certified organic and sustainable King coconut oil from Sri Lanka! A perfect little anytime treat, with raw, vegan and gluten-free options!
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Recipe type: Dessert
Serves: 2 dozen patties
Ingredients
  • ½ cup cashews
  • ½ cup coconut oil, melted
  • 3-4 tablespoons maple syrup, or to taste
  • 2 tablespoons almond milk
  • 1-2 teaspoons peppermint extract, or to taste
  • ¾ cup dark chocolate, chopped
  • ½ tablespoon coconut oil
Instructions
  1. Place cashews in a bowl, cover with water and soak overnight. If you're pressed for time and not too concerned about making these raw, you can cover the cashews with boiling water and soak for one hour. Drain and rinse cashews after soaking.
  2. Add cashews, coconut oil, maple syrup, almond milk and peppermint extract to a blender. Process on the highest speed to puree until completely smooth (may take a couple of minutes). Taste the mixture and adjust maple syrup and peppermint as you like.
  3. Line a 24-hole mini cupcake pan with paper liners (or just place paper liners on a baking tray) and pour ½ tablespoon of peppermint filling into each liner. You should get around 24, but fill more liners as needed. Freeze 30 minutes or until firm.
  4. After freezing, unwrap the filling from the liners and set the patties gently on top of the liners (doing this makes it quicker-going when dipping them in the melted chocolate). Place back in the freezer for at least 10 minutes while you prepare the chocolate coating.
  5. Melt chocolate and coconut oil together in a heatproof bowl set over a pan of simmering water, stirring occasionally. Cool slightly.
  6. Remove the patties from the freezer and, working quickly so the patties won't melt, dip the patties in the chocolate to coat. Tap off excess chocolate and place on a baking paper-lined baking tray. Place the patties back in the freezer to set the chocolate, about 10 minutes.
  7. Store leftovers in the freezer or refrigerator.
Notes
You can easily make this recipe raw, vegan and/or gluten-free by just ensuring you check ingredient labels.


You can substitute other milks (cow's milk, coconut milk, etc) for the almond milk, if you're after a nut-free recipe.


My melted chocolate started to firm up as I got to the last patties to dip. I'm not exactly sure why this happened, as re-melting the chocolate didn't help. If you find this happens to you, a good suggestion would be to gently reheat it, then transfer it to a ziplock bag (or piping bag), cut a corner tip off the bag, and drizzle the chocolate over the patties.
Recipe by sweetest kitchen at http://www.sweetestkitchen.com/2016/08/healthy-peppermint-patties-giveaway/