Super Simple Peppermint Patties
New obsession: coconut manna a.ka. coconut butter. All it is is pureed dried coconut flesh, but the flavour and texture alone make it the perfect sweet and creamy treat to have around the house. These peppermint patties are fresh, delicious and full of all of the healthy fat that we love coconut for. They are a crowd pleaser and will make you look like a clever little chocolatier (no one needs to know how easy this are to make).
These peppermint patties are fresh and delicious and full of all of the healthy fat that we love coconut for. They are a crowd pleaser and will make you look like a clever little chocolatier.
- 1 jar Nutiva Coconut Manna other brands of coconut butter also work
- 2 tsp Organic Traditions Peppermint oil or 5 drops food-grade peppermint essential oil
- 1 bar dark vegan baking chocolate
- 1 tbsp plus 1 tsp Maple syrup
- 30 leaves fresh mint
Melt the jar of coconut manna in a sink of hot water for about half an hour. Stir and blend until it is velvety and smooth. (Important: let the manna cool off until it is thick enough to hold its form)
Stir in the peppermint oil/extract.
Place the manna into your piping bag or plastic bag and make toonie-sized medallions on parchment paper lined cookie sheet and place in the fridge for 15-20 minutes, until they harden
Melt chocolate on a double-boiler and allow it to cool off for a few minutes so that it does not melt the coconut butter
Using your tongs (or your clean hands) dip medallions into chocolate, place back on baking sheet and top with a cute little leaves of mint and return to fridge for 30 minutes
You will need: unbleached parchment paper, ziplock bag/piping bag, small tongs and 1 cookie sheet