Vegan Dark Chocolate Mint Patties 

Through the years as a special treat to my son I surprise him with a peppermint patty. I was so excited when I came across this recipe in one of my very favorite vegan cookbooks, the Minimalist Baker’s Everyday Cooking. Today my son and I made these, and they were quite a treat! Very simple, yet so decadent.

3 cups shredded unsweetened coconut

2 Tablespoons maple syrup

3/4 teaspoon peppermint extract

2 teaspoon coconut oil

1 cup vegan dark chocolate, in pieces

Add the shredded coconut into a food processor (I used my nutribullet) and blend until it turns into a paste. Scrape down the sides and add the maple syrup, peppermint, and 1 teaspoon of the melted coconut oil. Blend again. Once it forms a dough-like consistency empty it into a bowl. Take tablespoon size pieces and roll into a ball. Press down into patties onto parchment paper. I was able to make 12 patties. Set in freezer for 10 minutes to set.

Melt the chocolate in microwave or double boiler. Use a fork to hold the patties one at a time and dip into the chocolate to complete cover. Set back on parchment paper and back into freezer for 10 – 12 minutes. Serve.

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