Prep Time: 30min Cooking Time: 10min Servings: Approx 20 - 30 pieces
1 Cup shredded Unsweetened Coconut.
1 Cup Homemade Powdered Sugar
- Blend 1 Cup Sugar (Coconut or Brown) w/ 2 Tbsp flour (Tapioca, Corn, Rice, or Arrowroot)
1/3 Cup Coconut Oil
1 tsp Peppermint Essential Oil
- Or 4 tsp Peppermint Extract (Ratio is 4 parts Extract equal to 1 part Essential Oil)
2 Cups Dark Chocolate (80% or higher)
2 Tbsp Coconut Oil (to mix with the chocolate)
Add shredded Unsweetened Coconut & homemade Powdered Sugar to a bowl.
Add melted Coconut Oil. If your coconut oil is solid - melt for a few seconds over the stove and let cool. You really only have to melt the coconut oil halfway or so. It will be hot enough to melt the rest of the oil as it is sitting.
Add the Peppermint Essential Oil.
Mix with a hand mixer or your hands until all ingredients are thoroughly coated with the peppermint oil & coconut oil.
Scoop out with a one tablespoon scoop, shape into a ball, and place on parchment paper. Once placed on the parchment paper, shape into a patty.
When all the mixture is gone, take the patties and place them in the freezer for 15 minutes.
Right before you take them out of the freezer, melt the chocolate. Mix in the additional coconut oil when the chocolate is just about fully melted.
Take each patty, one by one, and dip it into the chocolate. Use a fork to take it out and let the excess chocolate drip off. Place the chocolate covered patty back onto the parchment paper.
When all the patties are covered with chocolate, place them back into the freezer for 15 minutes.
There you have it - beautiful peppermint patties. Store in an airtight container. I keep mine in the fridge and take them out for serving. You can freeze them but they will keep a couple weeks in the refrigerator.
If you choose to freeze the peppermint candies for a longer period of time they will keep in a freezer bag or a rigid sided freezer container.
Defrosting is barely necessary as they are still good when they are quite hard. Just take out of the freezer and set wherever you want.