Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Chocolate Peppermint Candy (Dairy Free, Refined Sugar Free & Vegan)


You gotta love a healthy indulgence that can be ready in a few minutes. My 5 year old knows all too well what candy is as she just participated in her class Valentine’s Day Party last week and received a big bag of sweets.

I love creating recipes with my daughter as she learns that what we make at home can be not only healthier, but better tasting than sweets with ingredients I can’t even pronounce. Today we had a special moment in the kitchen: combining ingredients, listening to music and giggling. Ahh a priceless moment!

I hope these treats will curb any sweet tooth you may have. These candies can be stored in your freezer and pulled out and eaten anytime. I’ll be doing that tomorrow for my 2pm afternoon treat :)

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Serves: 6
Ingredients
  • ⅔ cup melted coconut oil (melt in pan over low heat if oil is hard)
  • ¼ cup raw coconut nectar (raw honey will also work)
  • ½ cup cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp. pure vanilla extract
  • 2-3 drops doTerra peppermint essential oil
  • dash of sea salt
Instructions
  1. Combine all ingredients into Vitamix or blender and blend on high for 1 minute. Pour batter into a baking dish and spread evenly with a spatula. Place dish in freezer for 15 minutes. Cut into pieces and enjoy!

I created this recipe and post and I am sharing it from my website, www.laurasglutenfreepantry.com

7 comments:

  1. Looks so yummy, I'll have to give it a try!
    Thanks for sharing on Melt in Your Mouth Monday.
    Gloria @The Resourceful Gals

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  2. My pleasure Gloria! Happy Monday and hope you get a chance to make it!

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  3. It sounds so yummy! I love chocolate and peppermint!

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    1. Me too Jeni-perfect combo indeed!

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  4. This sounds delicious! I love peppermint and who doesn't love chocolate:) Lynn @ Turnips 2 Tangerines

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  5. What a wonderful treat! Thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday and have a fabulous weekend.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

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  6. This looks wonderful! Thanks for linking up with "Try a New Recipe Tuesday." I am featuring this recipe this week! Congratulations! :-) :-) Stop by and grab an "I've been featured" button from my sidebar for your blog. The post should go live around 11pm Eastern Monday night. I hope you will be able to join us again this week.

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