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Tuesday, 22 November 2016

RAW peppermint mints

Vegan, dairy-free, wheat-free, gluten-free, low sugar

This was my first ever batch of homemade mint..mints and they turned out SO delicious, i had to share the recipe with you! 🎅
I wanted to make some chocolate mints as Christmas is my favoruite holiday and i love to create festive recipes. Candy canes came to mind, and i decided to make some healthy mint chocolate bites.

This recipe contains only 5 ingredients (excluding the candy cane decorations) and are easy/simple to prepare and create! 

These mini bites of fresh, delicious flavour are packed full of flavour & texture.
Unlike shop bought chocolate covered mints which are packed full of cane sugar, dairy and artificial flavours, these mint chocolates are 100% vegan, raw and healthy

Decorated with festive peppermint candy canes, these little bites would be perfect served at a Christmas party, family gathering or box them up for gifts! 

Preparation- 5 minutes
Freezing time- 20-30 minutes
Makes- Approximately 12 mints

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Ingredients 
-2 tablespoons of coconut oil (melted)
-100g of desiccated coconut (ground)
-1/4 cup of maple syrup
-1/2 tablespoon of peppermint extract/flavouring
-Dark chocolate bar (I used 99% Vivani)

Decorations

-Candy canes 
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Step 1- Line a baking tray with grease proof paper

Step 2- Melt 2 tablespoons of coconut oil in a small pan on the hob.


Step 3- In a food processor, add in the desiccated coconut and whizz up until fairly ground.


Step 4- Combine the coconut oil, ground coconut, maple syrup and peppermint extract/flavouring. Mix.

Step 5- Pop the mixture into the freezer for 5-10 minutes.
This makes it easier to form.

Step 6- Mould the mixture into little bites and place onto the lined baking tray then place back into the freezer
 for 10 minutes.
In the mean time, melt the chocolate
At this stage you can make you own dark chocolate.
Get my recipe here , or you can use a dark chocolate bar, the choice is yours.

Step 7- Create a ban marie, and allow the chocolate to melt until smooth.


Step 8- Take the mints out of the freezer, and dunk each mint into the chocolate, making sure they get fully coated!

Pour over any left over chocolate for a richer chocolaty flavour.

Step 9- For decoration you can sprinkle on some ground candy cane, fresh mint leaves...


Step 10- Pop the tray back into the freezer and allow to fully set.

This will take around 20-30 minutes.

Once set, remove from the freezer, and serve!


A delicious homemade, festive treat everyone will love! 


Store in a sealed container in the fridge and eat within 3-4 days!



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