Halloween Nourishing Peppermint Patties


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Halloween Nourishing Peppermint Patties

Halloween Nourishing Peppermint Patties

These peppermint patties are so smooth and refreshing, it’s difficult to believe that they’re vegan and extremely nourishing for you! Although I don’t follow a vegan diet, these vegan treats are dairy free and refined-sugar free. As a former sugar junkie, raw food desserts have been a blessing!

 

With Halloween being right around the corner, these are a great alternative to those GMO-ladened packaged candies and perfect for serving at a work or home party. This is an easy real-food recipe utilizing peppermint essential oil that will (hopefully) keep your hands out of the processed candy bowl!

 

I love sweets as much as anyone, but I love my health even more. Processed candy is packed with food dyes (many linked to ADHD), fake ingredients including high-fructose corn syrup, and in some cases even GMOs.

 

You can make your own raw chocolate like I did and will share in my recipe below, or you can use this short cut. Simply buy a good quality organic dark chocolate bar, like this one, melt it in a double boiler, and use that as your base. Easy!

 

Chocolate Recipe:

 

Truffle Filling:

  • 1 cup unsweetened shredded coconut
  • 1 tablespoon coconut butter (manna)
  • 2 tablespoons melted coconut oil
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup (grade B is best)
  • 2 drops of doTERRA peppermint essential oil

 

Directions:

  • Prepare tray with 12 candy cup liners
  • Add truffle ingredients to a blender and mix on high. You’ll have to blend for a while to ensure that it is at a consistency you can press into a sort of dough. Note: this will not blend until smooth, but you can get it to a decent place
  • Set truffle mixture aside
  • Make your chocolate recipe. Melt coconut oil so you have a 1/2 cup liquid.
  • Add raw cacao
  • Add maple syrup
  • Whisk until smooth
  • Spoon chocolate into candy liners about 1/3 way. Spoon in filling. Cover top with additional chocolate
  • Place in refrigerator and let set for at least 1 hour

 

As with all things sweet moderation is key. That said, you can feel good about feeding you and your family this treat packed with antioxidants, medium-chain fatty acids, and manganese.

 

Note: To learn more about essential oils click here .

 

Be well,

janellesignasharp

 

 

 

 

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Janelle is a Certified Health Coach helping women get nourished from the inside out with food and wellness tips that work. Janelle is based north of Boston but helps clients nationwide via phone, skype, and online programs. Janelle helps busy women restore health naturally for increased mental clarity, improved sleep, better digestion, management of autoimmune issues and natural weight loss. Janelle graduated from the Institute for Integrative Nutrition in New York City and teaches Nutrition courses at the New Hampshire Institute for Therapeutic Arts. Her education and experience has equipped her with extensive knowledge in holistic nutrition, health coaching, and preventive health. Her signature Nourish 21 online program is a crash course in nutrition that helps folks navigate through all of the contradictory nutritional information available while teaching the overlapping truths. To learn more about her work and her available programs please visit www.perfectlynourished.com.
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