These yummy little guys are dedicated to my mama. She requested that I post something desserty, but made with stevia instead of sugar. And since I know she loves peppermint patties, I went to work figuring out how to make them mom-friendly. That means no honey, agave, maple syrup (all of which I’m happy to use elsewhere), or yucky chemically sweeteners (which you won’t catch me using anywhere). So I used my stevia blend sweetener and came up with these rich and satisfying (without being overly sweet) little treats.
* If you’re not a fan of the mild coconut flavor in these, then just switch out the coconut butter in the recipe for coconut oil, so that you’ll be using a half cup in the filling instead of a quarter cup.
I’m such a fan of these sweets. I just keep them in the freezer and have one when I need to satisfy a sweet tooth, without feeling like I need to gobble the whole lot. Much unlike sugary sweets, one’ll do it :).
1. My stevia blend contains fructose (fruit sugar) and coconut contains naturally occurring sugars as well. For those reasons, these are not sugar-free.
2. Excessive consumption of coconut products may *ahem* send you to the loo in a hurry. Different bodies can tolerate different amounts, so there’s no set “too much” limit. Just pay attention to your tummy as you munch.
What you’ll need:
• Parchment paper
• 1/4 cup coconut butter
• 1/4 cup coconut oil
• 1-1 1/2 teaspoon stevia blend (adjust to taste)
• 1 teaspoon peppermint extract
• 1 tablespoon heavy cream
• 3 tablespoons coconut oil
• 2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
• 3/8 teaspoon stevia blend
• 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Start with the filling. Blend all ingredients but the cream.
Once combined, thoroughly stir in the cream.
Use a teaspoon to scoop the filling onto the wax paper. Then flatten into pretty, little patties.
Pop them into the freezer for at least a half hour. Make sure they’re well frozen before dipping into the coating.
For the coating, just combine all ingredients in a saucepan and heat on low/med-low until mixed and melted.
Put your chocolate sauce in a cup and use a fork to lower the frozen patties in, coat, and remove.
Place back on the parchment paper, and then back in the freezer to let the chocolate coating set.
* To store, keep them in the freezer for optimal yumminess.
Lovely and yummy. Done and done :).