Peppermint Coconut Cream Patties – No Sugar Added!

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.

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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 :).

Notes: 

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.

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What you’ll need:

• Parchment paper

Filling

• 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

Cocoa coating

• 3 tablespoons coconut oil

• 2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder

• 3/8 teaspoon stevia blend

• 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

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Start with the filling. Blend all ingredients but the cream. 

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Once combined, thoroughly stir in the cream.

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Use a teaspoon to scoop the filling onto the wax paper. Then flatten into pretty, little patties.

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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.

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Put your chocolate sauce in a cup and use a fork to lower the frozen patties in, coat, and remove. 

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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.

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Lovely and yummy. Done and done :).

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