5 Ingredient Peppermint Patties

Homemade candy is something I’ve always been slightly intimidated by. The process often involves special thermometers and the timing needs to be just right, or your end result can be a sugary lump.

I’m happy to say that is not the case here! These York-inspired patties are refreshingly minty and take less than 30 minutes to make. As the title mentions, they only require 5 ingredients. The only heat involved is while melting your chocolate, but I let the microwave handle that (no double broiler, please 😜).

If you’re a fan of traditional peppermint patties, I encourage you to give these a try. A little bit of peppermint extract goes a long way; they taste surprisingly similar to the childhood candies I remember!

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I recommend storing in the freezer, as the coating tends to melt if left out too long. I personally prefer them cold anyway…it helps amp up the minty flavors!

These make a great treat when you want something light for dessert, and coconut mimics the texture of a York candy. Feel free to use whatever kind of chocolate you’d like for the outside.

I hope you enjoy these homemade treats. As always, please tag @garlic_head so I can see your lovely creations!

Ingredients:

  • 3 cups unsweetened shredded coconut
  • 3 TBS maple syrup
  • 1/2 tsp peppermint extract
  • 2 TBS + 2 tsp coconut oil
  • 1 cup vegan dark chocolate chunks

Method:

  1. In your food processor, blend coconut for a few minutes until it’s a little clumpy. Add in maple syrup, peppermint, and 2 TBS coconut oil. Continue blending until a sticky mixture forms.
  2. Using a tablespoon, scoop out balls of coconut and lay on a lined cookie sheet. Press them down slightly, so a disk shape forms. You should have 12-14 patties. Put this cookie sheet in the freezer for 10 minutes, until candies are firm.
  3. In a small bowl, add remaining 2 tsp coconut oil to chocolate chunks. Melt in 30 second increments in the microwave, stirring in between each increment. Do this until mixture is smooth and pourable. Set aside.
  4. Take your candies out of the freezer and, using a fork, dump them in the bowl of chocolate one at a time. Shake excess chocolate from each piece and place back on cookie sheet. Place back in the freezer to firm up once more, about 10 minutes.
  5. These can be stored in the freezer for a few weeks! Let come to room temperature a few minutes before enjoying.

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This recipe was inspired by Minimalist Baker. 

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