Maybe you need a last-minute party treat or just something sweet for yourself (that’s okay too!), so I’m sharing this recipe for Homemade Peppermint Patties. They are so fun and yummy, and made without oil or refined sugar:
I’ve made chocolate candies in the past, but this is the first time I’m sharing a recipe. It’s actually not that hard! I was inspired by the 4-ingredient peppermint patty recipe from Lauren over at Empowered Sustenance.
My recipes has six ingredients, but it’s still easy to make. I love the combination of coconut butter and cocoa butter because it adds to the chocolatey-ness of this sweet treat.
You’ll see from the photos that these aren’t the pretty peppermint patties that you buy in a store. This homemade version will have imperfections in appearance, that’s just how it goes, but I promise you the flavor makes up for any visual flaws.
Here’s my printable recipe:
- ⅓ cup coconut butter
- ⅓ cup cocoa butter
- ¼ teaspoon peppermint extract
- 3 tablespoons raw honey
- ⅛ teaspoon vanilla bean powder or ¼ teaspoon vanilla extract
- ¾ cup dairy-free chocolate baking chips
- Combine coconut butter and cocoa butter in a small saucepan over low heat. Stir until the coconut and cocoa butters are melted and remove from heat. Whisk in the vanilla and honey.
- Use a serving spoon to carefully pour the mixture into a silicone mold (I used this one) or a mini muffin tray.
- Place the mold or tray into the freezer for at least 30 minutes to set. This will be the bottom layer of your peppermint patties.
- After 30 minutes, remove the tray and set aside.
- Place the chocolate baking chips in a double-boiler or a microwavable bowl. Heat until just melted, stirring until smooth. Pour the chocolate over the peppermint patties to form the top layer.
- Place your mold or tray back in the freezer for at least another 30 minutes or until the chocolate has re-solidified. Carefully remove the patties from the mold or tray and serve cold or slightly cool.
- If your house is warm, keep leftovers in the fridge so they don’t melt.
Items recommended for this recipe (some affiliate links included):
- Organic coconut butter, also called manna
- Organic cocoa butter (make sure you’re using a version made for eating as opposed to ones made for beauty items)
- Vanilla bean powder or vanilla extract
- Vegan chocolate baking chips
- Silicone daisy flexible mold
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