Vegan Peppermint Patties.

Via on Feb 18, 2013

Chocolate. Not for REUSE

If you’re a dessert lover, you are not going to know what hit you when you try these.

These ain’t your typical peppermint patties. Oh no! I’m talking a healthy, vegan recipe with dark chocolate and peppermint essential oil.

Do you know what that means? It means you’re getting antioxidant protection, increased mental awareness, and a yummy dessert that actually helps relieve digestive issues.

You can’t beat that, right?

Who said dessert couldn’t be nutritious?

Ingredients:

1/4 cup coconut oil

1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract

1 teaspoon raw honey

1/8 teaspoon salt

1 drop peppermint essential oil

1/4 cup dark chocolate chips

Instructions:

1. Mix 1/4 cup coconut oil, vanilla, honey, salt and peppermint oil.

2. Line six mini muffin tins with papers and divide peppermint mixture among six cups. Freeze at least 10 minutes, or overnight if desired.

3. When you are ready to finish them up, melt the chocolate and another teaspoon of coconut oil over a double boiler on medium-low heat. You can also use a pot with water and just put the chocolate in another pot inside of that.

4. Allow the melted chocolate mixture to come to room temperature and spread a piece of wax paper or foil. Spoon a small amount of chocolate and set mint on top. Spoon more chocolate over the mint and repeat process until all of the mints are covered in chocolate. You may use a spoon to make sure the sides are all covered in chocolate and there are no bare spots.

5. Put the mints back in the fridge for a few minutes before eating. Store mints in the refrigerator or freezer.

 

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Ed: Brianna Bemel

About Hayley Hobson

Hayley Hobson is an author, speaker, business coach, yogi, Pilates and holistic nutritional expert based in Boulder, CO. Hayley creates lifestyle transformations by coaching her clients to strengthen, nourish and evolve through the cycles and shifts in life. Combining cutting edge understanding in all three disciplines due to years of anatomical study and dietary theory, Hayley’s approach leverages their blended benefits and results. Her unique and intelligent style promotes strengthening while softening–empowering her client’s to heal not only their physical bodies, but their hearts and minds as well. Hayley studied at the Institute for Integrative Nutrition, continues her studies with David Wolfe, raw food expert and is an essential oil expert in her own right.  Her insights and articles can also be found on her blog, Mindbodygreen and Islaorganics. She has also been featured in Pilates Style magazine, Natural Health magazine and Triathlete Magazine.  She has fun running and playing in the mountains with her husband, former world-ranked triathlete, Wes Hobson and their two beautiful daughters, Makenna and Madeline. To learn more about her nutritional courses, events she's hosting and custom programs go to her website or follow her on Facebook or Twitter or Pinterest.

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8 Responses to “Vegan Peppermint Patties.”

  1. Todd says:

    Looks tasty, but you realize they're not vegan… right?

  2. rachael says:

    If you eat honey then you’re not vegan.

  3. Nicole Weinberger says:

    Oh. My. Gaad. They're like Thin Mints but without all the chemicals.

  4. thisfatcat says:

    These look delicious but they are not vegan.

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