There is one treat recipe on my blog that I make monthly and keep stocked all of the time. It is what I called at the time (and I posted this over a year ago) ‘chocolate macaroons‘. Chocolate truffle is probably a better description! Whatever the name, one bite is all I need to get my sweet chocolate fix and they are full of healthy fats to boot!
Lately I have made them a bit differently and I wanted to update you with this new refreshing recipe. Last summer, Homemade Daddy requested I make these chocolate truffles ‘minty’. I went to great lengths to make them minty. I bought some dried mint from a local herb store in town and I steeped the mint into an oil and then tried various quantities in the recipe to make it minty enough. It turned out just ok and frankly the process wasn’t sustainable. I knew I wouldn’t be making peppermint oil like that very often!
I never even thought to use essential oils in cooking because I was just using them in lotions and potions but it turns out that you can do this with certain pure brands. I was so excited to try this! I dropped in a few drops of Peppermint essential oil and WOW – mint chocolate for real! They were truly super tasty minty. Perfect for an after dinner treat.
Here is my updated recipe. I have also now switched from using coconut oil to ghee but that is just because I like ghee better. You can still use coconut oil if you want to!
Peppermint Chocolate Truffles
makes about 36 Peppermint chocolate truffles
- 3 cups dried organic unsweetened coconut flakes – (where to buy coconut)
- 1 1/4 cups raw cacao powder (where to buy)
- 1 cup maple syrup (where to buy natural sweeteners)
- 1/3 cup ghee or virgin unrefined coconut oil (where to buy)
- 2 tsp pure vanilla extract
- 3 drops pure Peppermint Vitality essential oil (where to buy)
- Pinch of sea salt (where to buy)
Put all ingredients in the food processor and whiz away until you have a ‘dough’. Scoop using this small cookie scoop into balls. Place the balls on a cookie sheet. Put in the fridge or freezer to set for about 20 minutes. I store them in the fridge or freezer and they do not last long because we all eat them!
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Enjoy this minty chocolate-y goodness!