Saturday, March 5, 2016

Happy March Satur-DIY - Healthy Peppermint Patties


As I threatened last Satur-DIY, here's a healthy way to make peppermint patties.

Coconut Oil
Mint Oil
Powdered sweetener

Using parchment or wax paper, make thin chocolate circles, and put into refrigerator or freezer to harden.

While the chocolate discs are hardening, mix solid coconut oil (chill until solid if necessary) with mint oil and (optional) sweetener.

 I used about 10 drops of mint oil for 1/3 cup of coconut oil.

If you use mint flavor you may need more and it may act differently as mint flavor is usually mint oil in some kind of carrier such as alcohol. 

Sweeten to taste using a dry sweetener. I used about one tablespoon of powdered sugar for the entire batch. 

Powdered maple or powdered stevia would work as well. 

Spoon a small bit of the mint oil mix onto the center of the chocolate disk and chill again. 

Once fully chilled, drizzle chocolate over the top. Wait until solid (or, don't) and enjoy!

I admit I don't have any pictures of the finished mint-chocolate melted snowmen, I mean patties, because, ehem, we may have eaten them before I got a good picture.

It's possible to dip chilled balls of the mint coconut oil mix into chocolate but it adds mint flavor to the entire container of chocolate. As I often make more than one kind of treat at a time I rarely want to add mint to other treats.

It's also easy to use the same method as the peanut butter cups which yields a much larger patty.


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