Friday, January 31, 2014

I made this! Dark Chocolate Honey Mints

So I kinda love these little things I found at Trader Joes: Dark Chocolate Honey Mints. I actually do not allow myself to buy them anymore because they are that good. I am not allowed to buy Joe Joes either but that is an entirely different story . . .

Recognize these??
So let's get to it. The recipe is so easy I can't believe it! I whipped these up in about 5 minutes while I was making dinner.
  • 5 tbsps melted coconut oil
  • 8 tbsps cocoa powder (1/2c.)
  • 3 tbsps honey (or maple syrup)
  • 1 tsp of peppermint oil
Melt the coconut oil to measure it. While it is still a little hot stir in the honey. This will help incorporate it. I usually heat honey slightly just to make it pour easily. Stir in the cocoa. Once all the cocoa powder is incorporated, add the peppermint, stir, and pour into candy holds or silicon muffin liners. Freeze the candy. It should take less than 1 hour to harden. For best results, leave stored in the freezer.

This recipe has a lot of flexibility. Maybe instead of peppermint extract, add shredded coconut? crushed hazelnuts? candied walnuts? cinnamon? white chocolate chunks?