Chocolate Peppermint Patties
Author: adapted from Elizabeth Nyland
Prep time: 40 mins
Cook time: 10 mins
Total time: 50 mins
Ingredients
  • ¾ cup coconut oil
  • ½ teaspoon pure peppermint oil
  • ¼ cup coconut milk
  • ½ cup coconut butter, softened but not liquid
  • 3 tablespoons honey
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 5½ - 6 ounces 90% to 100% dark chocolate
Instructions
  1. For the chocolate peppermint patties:
  2. Melt the coconut oil with the peppermint oil over low heat. Transfer to a bowl and whisk in the coconut milk.
  3. In a separate bowl, stir the coconut butter, honey and vanilla together in a small bowl. Add this to the bowl with the coconut oil.
  4. Refrigerate for 1 – 2 hours. If the mixture separates, mash it until it is smooth again. This may have to wait until the mixture is at room temperature.
  5. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Once the filling is at room temperature, scoop out small balls and shape them into patties. Place the patties onto the baking sheet. Freeze until hard, at least 20 minutes.
  6. In the meantime, melt the chocolate either in a double boiler or in a metal bowl set over a saucepan of simmering water. Cool for 5 minutes.
  7. Working quickly, dip each of the peppermint patties into the chocolate and place back onto the baking sheet. Place in the refrigerator to set.
  8. Store in the refrigerator for up to 7 days, if they last that long.
  9. Betsy's tidbits:
  10. ½ teaspoon pure peppermint extract OR ½ cup fresh mint leaves may be used instead of the peppermint oil. If using the mint leaves, place them into the saucepan when melting the coconut oil. Once the coconut oil melts, allow the leaves to sit in the pan for 15 minutes. Strain the leaves and continue with the recipe.
  11. Elizabeth recommends using 90% to 100% dark chocolate. I was not able to find that so I used 86% dark chocolate, until I ran out. Then I switched to 60% chocolate. If you prefer semisweet chocolate, by all means, use that.
Notes
Additional time is needed to refrigerate and freeze the patties.
Recipe by Desserts Required at https://www.dessertsrequired.com/chocolate-peppermint-patties