Paleo Peppermint Patties
I’ve always been in love with the luscious pairing of mint and chocolate, so it’s no surprise Peppermint Patties have always been a favorite of mine. I adapted a recipe I found on http://www.elanaspantry.com/peppermint-patties/ to make this truly indulgent, refreshing sweet.
Gently melt coconut oil & coconut butter in microwave until just a few clumps remain. Mix in agave nectar and peppermint oil. Stir, smashing any remaining clumps until smooth.
Get a bread loaf pan, or any similarly sized flat surface with walls. Line with wax paper. Pour mixture into pan and let it sit on a flat surface until it hardens. It should be around 1/2 inch thick. Using the fridge or freezer will speed this process.
Carefully remove the hardened mixture. Lay on a flat surface and cut into small bars. I usually cut into 16 pieces. Set aside in the fridge.
Carefully melt your chocolate. This video details a good method: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iSqcHSewi1Y
Take peppermint bars out of the fridge, and line a cookie sheet with wax paper. One at a time, dunk the peppermint bars into the melted chocolate and QUICKLY take out with a spoon or fork. If you are not quick, the bars will begin to melt. Spread them in a single layer on the wax paper, trying to avoid excess chocolate pools around each bar. Again, set aside until chocolate hardens. And you’re done!
I hope you enjoy these delectable treats for a special occasion.