Chocolate Coconut Peppermint Patties

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These little nuggets are so good, rich, and they taste like the holidays!!!!  Nowwwww, you CAN make these purely paleo, but I went a little different with them, and quite liked them.  They are pretty rich, and the crush candy canes I added in add a great little crunch and sweet to the patty.  The one thing I would do is use real chocolate for the bottom.  The original recipe calls for cocoa powder and coconut oil as the chocolate portion, but I would go for the real deal to make it a bit sweeter! (You guys know I’m a fan of chocolate chips!!!)  I’ll give you both recipes – my sweeter, crunchier, chocolatey-er version, and the original if you want to make it paleo! These make great little bite sized gifts – throw them in a little holiday ziplock bag from Michael’s and boom – you’ve got a perfect little holiday treat!

I found the original recipe on Worth Every Chew.  I’ll post that one after I post up my version…

Ingredients
  • 1/2 cup melted coconut butter
  • 1/4 cup melted coconut oil
  • 1/2 (or more) cup finely shredded coconut
  • 1-2 tablespoons coconut oil melted for chocolate part
  • 2 candy canes crushed
  • melted chocolate chips – 1/2 bag at least
Instructions
  1. Mix together melted coconut butter, shredded coconut, and crushed peppermint.
  2. Pour coconut butter mixture into mini muffin tins by filling only half way
  3. Place in refrigerator and allow to harden for about 15 minutes
  4. Mix together 2 tablespoons coconut oil and chocolate – use a double boiler or a pan over medium heat and make sure not to burn.
  5. Remove muffin tin from refrigerator and top each tin with cacao mixture
  6. Return to refrigerator until the chocolate has set
  7. When ready to eat, simply set the peppermint patty cups on the counter for about 5 minutes.  I kept mine in the freezer to keep fresh and to keep from melting.
  8. Enjoy!
Original Recipe – Paleo!!
Ingredients
  • ¾ cup melted coconut butter
  • ¼ cup finely shredded coconut
  • 3 tablespoons coconut oil melted
  • ½ teaspoon pure peppermint extract
  • 1-2 tablespoons cacao powder (depends on how chocolatey you like it)
  • 2 pinches of LOVE
Instructions
  1. Mix together melted coconut butter, shredded coconut, 1 tablespoon of coconut oil and peppermint extract
  2. Pour coconut butter mixture into mini muffin tins by filling only half way
  3. Place in refrigerator and allow to harden for about 15 minutes
  4. Mix together 2 tablespoons coconut oil and cacao powder
  5. Remove muffin tin from refrigerator and top each tin with cacao mixture
  6. Return to refrigerator until the chocolate has set
  7. When ready to eat, simply set the peppermint patty cups on the counter for about 5 minutes
  8. Enjoy with someone you LOVE
Instructions
  1. Mix together melted coconut butter, shredded coconut, 1 tablespoon of coconut oil and peppermint extract
  2. Pour coconut butter mixture into mini muffin tins by filling only half way
  3. Place in refrigerator and allow to harden for about 15 minutes
  4. Mix together 2 tablespoons coconut oil and cacao powder
  5. Remove muffin tin from refrigerator and top each tin with cacao mixture
  6. Return to refrigerator until the chocolate has set
  7. When ready to eat, simply set the peppermint patty cups on the counter for about 5 minutes
  8. Enjoy with someone you LOVE
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