Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Fudgy Peppermint Patties

I first saw this recipe on Facebook and I decided to give it a try.  These looked wonderful for that mid day pick me up.

I have a Chocolate Chunk recipe that I love and have used for a while.  The ingredients were the same, but the proportions were different - and they added Young Living Peppermint Essential oil.  So I decided to give it  a try and I also decided to give my recipe a try with adding Peppermint.  The results - two great recipes depending on your preference for chocolate.  If you want a deeper chocolate flavor - use the Chocolate Chunk Recipe. 

Remember when working with coconut oil has a melting point of 76-78 degrees.  So it should be ok at room temperature.  Remember your body temperature is 98.6 degrees - so it will melt in your hand very quickly.  I typically keep my chocolate in the freezer or refrigerator.  One thing I learned from this recipe - keep your sizes smaller.  I used a cookie mold (it is what I had at the time), paper muffin wrappers, and gel muffin molds. 

The best results were from the gel muffin molds - they popped right out.  However, I used regular size muffin molds - too big, the chocolate will melt in your hands.  The metal cookie mold (heart shaped) was way too big - they broke very easily coming out and a little hard to get out.    So off the store to purchase heart candy molds. 

The best part - my family gets to eat my "mistakes".  There is no complaining in this house today.  In the picture the lighter colored ones are this recipe.  The darker colored ones are from my Chocolate Chunk recipe.  I used regular chocolate, however these would be wonderful with dark chocolate a well. 

Fudgy Peppermint Patties

1 cup Coconut Oil, melted
1/2 cup cocoa
1/4 cup Honey
5-6 drops Young Living Peppermint Essential Oil

Melt coconut oil
Add in honey and stir
Add in Cocoa and stir
Add in Young Living Peppermint Essential Oil

Pour into mini muffin pan or candy mold (about 1 tbsp. each) and place in fridge or freezer.

Original recipe from fellow oiler Adeline E.

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