Here is a little recipe I made up because I like peppermint patties, especially after a meal, but those little patties have a lot of sugar! I am predominantly a paleo eater at home, so I was wondering if I could make some myself, with paleo ingredients. I was thinking the sugary mint candy could be duplicated with some coconut oil and coconut flakes, and it worked pretty well.
After the success of my mint version, I realized this was kind of like a mounds / almond joy, so I decided to make a similar recipe to duplicate those candies, which is here: https://www.instructables.com/id/Almond-Joy-or-Mounds-Paleo-Keto-Coconut-Fat-Bombs/
Gather your ingredients and tools:
- 1/4 cup refined coconut oil
- 1/4 cup dried, shredded coconut. The brand I've used here is in nice small pieces.
- 1/2 tsp arrowroot powder
- 1/4 tsp peppermint oil
- 1/4 cup chocolate chips - I used Enjoy Life brand, since they are dairy, nut, and soy free (not pictured).
- Measuring spoons and cups
- Small mixing bowl
Step 1: Mix and Freeze Filling
Mix all ingredients, other than the chocolate chips. I use a fork since the coconut oil is usually a bit hard.
Then shape 1"-1.5" patties from the mixture (working quickly since the coconut oil melted from the heat of my hands). I was able to make 8 patties. Put these in the freezer.
Step 2: Coat With Chocolate
I didn't do anything fancy here, I just melted the chocolate chips in the microwave by putting them in for a minute, and then 15-20 second blasts until they all melted when stirred (Usually I use the double boiler method, but my trusty saucepan was otherwise employed). Then I dipped the filling bites in until they were coated, and then returned them to the container they were in in the freezer.
Keep them in the fridge for a frosty, satiating treat, and enjoy!