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Naturally Sweetened Peppermint Patties

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Naturally Sweetened Peppermint Patties

Is there anything more pleasant than dark chocolate and cool mint together?

It’s refreshing and indulgent at the same time, not to mention it’s one of the few candies you can eat that actually leave you with fresh breath! Ahhhhhh!

But have you ever read the ingredient list on commercially produced peppermint patties?

You’re in for a rude awakening…

Sugar, Corn Syrup, Semi-Sweet Chocolate (Chocolate, Sugar, Cocoa, Milk Fat, Cocoa Butter, Soy Lecithin, PGPR, Emulsifier, Vanillin, Artificial Flavor), Invert Sugar, Egg Whites, Oil of Peppermint, Milk.

PGPR? Artificial flavor? Invert sugar?

What in the world are those??

Definitely not something we want in our bodies or our kids’ bodies!

Naturally Sweetened Peppermint Patties

There is a better way.

Sure, it takes a bit more time and effort, but the payoff is huge — naturally sweetened peppermint patties with ingredients you actually recognize.

You still get that same dark chocolate + peppermint = heaven flavor, but you don’t have to deal with things like PGPR, emusifiers, and vanillin.

We sweeten our peppermint patties with pure honey and a little bit of coconut syrup. And of course, the rest of our ingredients — from the fair trade cacao butter and cacao powder to the sustainably harvested coconut butter — make the store-bought version pale in comparison.

You can truly taste the quality of ingredients in every, single bite!

Do you enjoy peppermint patties? Have you ever made your own?

Naturally Sweetened Peppermint Patties
With Real Food ingredients, these homemade, naturally sweetened peppermint patties are healthier than the commercial version! Your body will thank you!
Servings24 candies
Prep Time30 minutes
Cook Time40 minutes
Ingredients
Peppermint Patty Filling
Chocolate Coating
Instructions
Peppermint Patty Filling
  1. Place coconut spread jar into a bowl of hot water to soften. Add honey and peppermint oil.
  2. Measure out one cup and put into a bowl.
  3. Add the honey and peppermint oil.
  4. Mash together and mix well.
  5. Roll into a tube, wrap with plastic wrap and rest in refrigerator for an hour. While it chills, make the chocolate coating.
Chocolate Coating
  1. Melt cacao butter in a double boiler over medium heat.
  2. Add cacao powder, salt, coconut syrup and vanilla and whisk together.
  3. Remove from heat and temper chocolate by mixing continuously until chocolate starts to thicken, enough to coat patties, about 45 minutes.
  4. Remove coconut spread tube from refrigerator, and slice into 1/2" disks.
  5. Coat each patty in chocolate, tap off excess chocolate, and lay on a parchment-covered baking sheet to cool.
  6. Refrigerate until ready to serve.

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