It’s peppermint season! And oh how we love to celebrate peppermint in all ways. What better way is there to get cozy and connected than whipping up some seriously delicious treats in the kitchen? We’re talking about homemade chocolate peppermint patties that are total game-changers. They’re not just treats; they’re little minty bites of heaven that you’ll absolutely want to share with your squad (hello, perfect gift alert!), but not share chocolate with your pets, of course.
Once you taste these delicacies, you’ll definitely want to stash them away for yourself. And these peppermint patties keep getting better. This recipe is vegan, gluten free, and paleo with no refined sugars. Ready to create some drool-worthy magic? Let’s do this.
- ½ cup coconut oil, melted
- ½ cup coconut butter, melted
- ½ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
- 6 tablespoons date paste or 3 tablespoons maple syrup
- 1-1.5 teaspoon peppermint extract
- Peppermint candy canes (optional as a topping)
- Line a muffin tin with your choice of liners.
- Whisk together me the date paste, melted coconut oil, and unsweetened cocoa powder.
- Pour into the each muffin tin section until the bottom of each one is covered with a thin layer of the chocolately mixture. Be sure you still have more than half the mixture left after this step and set it aside.
- Refrigerate the muffin tin for 15 minutes or so until the chocolate hardens.
- Stir together the melted coconut butter and peppermint extract.
- Get your muffin tin out of the refrigerator and add a teaspoon of the coconut butter mix over each patty.
- Pour the rest of the chocolate mixture over each one. If it hardened, re-melt it to complete this step.
- Top your patties with a dusting of cocoa if you like or some peppermint candy pieces.
- Refrigerate until the patties are hardened.
And there you have it – your very own batch of homemade chocolate peppermint patties, crafted with love and a dash of peppermint season magic. As you savor the blend of rich chocolate and refreshing mint, remember the joy and connection that comes with creating something from scratch.
These patties are more than just a treat; they’re a celebration of the season, peppermint season, and a testament to the simple pleasures that make life sweet. Whether you’re sharing with friends, gifting them to loved ones, or enjoying a quiet moment with a patty in hand, you’re embracing the spirit of peppermint season. And who knows? This could become your new holiday tradition!
Happy peppermint season!