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National Chocolate Day!



Happy National Chocolate Day! To be truthful, I didn’t even know there was such a thing! I thought it would be fun to put up a healthier, tasty, chocolaty treat, for this special day! I made these for the first time near Valentine’s Day, and they were terrific!

This recipe is from Elana’s Pantry. http://www.elanaspantry.com/peppermint-patties/

Peppermint Patties

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    1. In a small bowl, combine coconut oil, agave and peppermint oil, mixing with a spoon
    2. Smash clumps of coconut oil against side of bowl until mixture is smooth
    3. Freeze mixture for a few minutes until it starts to harden, then remove from freezer
    4. Use a 1.5 teaspoon ice cream scoop to measure out little balls onto a parchment paper lined plate
    5. Place plate in freezer to firm up mint balls; when firm, remove from freezer
    6. Squish balls down into flat little patties on parchment paper
  • Melt chocolate over very low heat; allow to cool slightly
  • Dip patties into melted chocolate (use spoon to drop patty into melted chocolate, dip and remove)
  • Place patties on parchment paper to harden (takes 10 minutes though on a summer day you may need to refreeze)
Makes about 12 patties

Enjoy!

Tip: I used Enjoy Life Dairy-free chocolate chips for this recipe.

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