Make some quick and easy chocolate mint patties to serve at your holiday party!
You know we love to share our favourite recipes with you, so when we gave these bad boys a try the other day, we knew we had to pass the love along!
I don't know about you, but we find it a little stressful come holiday time when you're trying to come up with new fun things to serve your guests each year. Don't get me wrong, there is nothing wrong with the old faithful spread your guests are anticipating, but sometimes it's exciting to try some new treats, at least we think so!
Here's another recipe to add to your repertoire.
- 2 cups unsweetened shredded coconut
- 1/2 cup coconut cream (I recommend trying the solid part of a can of refrigerated coconut milk if you are watching your sugar intake)
- 2 tbsp maple syrup
- 1 tsp mint extract
- 1/4 cup cacao nibs (you can just as easily use chopped chocolate chips, no need to be super fancy if you don't want to)
- 1 cup dark chocolate chips, melted
- In a blender, pulse the coconut until it is finely ground.
- Add the coconut cream, sweetener, and mint extract until it forms a dough.
- Stir in your cacao nibs or chocolate chips.
- Spoon out 1 tbsp sections of dough and roll it into cookie shapes. You should get between 12-13 cookies, or you can make them whatever size you want! Place them in the freezer for 10-15 minutes to harden. Once the cookies have hardened you can dip and coat them into your melted chocolate. Feel free to sprinkle coconut or cacao nibs or any topping before the chocolate hardens for an extra pretty cookie! Store in the fridge until it's time to serve!
*Note: If you choose to use the creamy part of a can of coconut milk instead of a can of coconut cream you may want to sweeten it additionally with a natural sweetener such as spirulina or coconut sugar to achieve your desired level of sweetness.