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Keto Peppermint Patties
6 TBS coconut oil
1/3 cup coconut milk (full fat)
1.5 tsp mint extract, divided
1/3 cup Swerve (or erythritol)
1/2 tsp stevia glycerite
1 TBS coconut flour
EASY CHOCOLATE COATING:
2 (2 ounce) The Good Chocolate Bars, chopped
2 TBS vanilla almond milk
1/4 tsp Redmond Real salt
HARDER CHOCOLATE COATING (click HERE)
Line small muffin pan with pieces of muffin liners. In a medium bowl, mix together the coconut oil, 1/3 cup coconut milk, sweetener, coconut flour, 1 tsp mint and salt. Add mix until you make a paste.
Place the mixture into the prepared muffin pan. Place in freezer until frozen. Melt chocolate, 2 TBS almond milk, and 1/2 tsp mint and stir until smooth. Dip cooled/frozen coconut mixtures into chocolate, return to wax paper, and place in freezer to set. Enjoy! NOTE: They melt fast so I recommend keeping them in the freezer. Makes 12 servings.
NUTRITIONAL COMPARISON (per serving)
Traditional Peppermint Patty = 165 calories, 3g fat, 0g protein, 33 carbs, 0.9g fiber
“Healthified” Peppermint Patty = 99 calories, 9g fat, 0.3g protein, 3 carbs, 2.4g fiber
Looks really good. What brand of coconut oil do you use? Mine is sort of powerful tasting and it puts me off.
Try Tropical Traditions … I’ve been told it doesn’t have a coconut flavor at all. You can find it online.
I get Tropical Traditions – the Virgin Gold Label (the highest quality) has the smell of coconut, but their other brands do not. Sign up for their email updates because they have great bargins!! Just the other day they had 2 for the price of 1 or free shipping days. I love their products! I use their hand pump soap – it’s pure coconut oil saponified.
Thanks for your answer, Maria, and you too, Deb. 🙂 I have Nutiva – organic extra virgin coconut oil. The taste makes me feel ill. Possibly it went rancid? I have it in the refrigerator, but I think it was on the shelf for a coupe of weeks.
It’s getting busy this end. Have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!! (((HUGS))) Jen
For me the Extra Virgin Coconut Oil (Any Brand) is not easy to handle. I use the Tropical Traditions Expeller Pressed Coconut Oil. It does not have the off putting taste, but still has all of the healthful benefits. I haven’t tried any other brand of Expeller Pressed Coconut Oil, but I hope that helps. Note- Tropical Traditions also has a Coconut Cream Concentrate for those times you do want the coconut flavor, without the oily taste and still low carb.
Everything I’ve read says expeller pressed does lose some of the healthful benefits…which makes sense as it’s more processed than cold pressed…
I was craving a york the other day! These look great. Thanks for the recipe!
I’m making these right now!!!!! 🙂
I tried these, but I failed 🙁 Are you supposed to whip the sugar for a while? I whipped it a little and it was sort of fluffy. It melted when I dipped it in the chocolate. My chocolate was really thick!
Well, make sure the inside part is frozen before dipping them. And my chocolate wasn’t really hot when I dipped them, maybe that would help. I also adapted the chocolate (I just added 1 TBS of almond milk to the directions to make it thinner). I hope that helps:)
We have anaphylactic allergies to all tree nuts and peanuts in our family. Many keto/paleo/primal recipes call for almond or other nut based butters. Do you have any suggestions for alternates that aren’t either tree nuts or peanuts? All suggestions appreciated!
Yes! My 30 day Ketogenic cleanse book is nut free!
So is my Quick and Easy Ketogenic Cookbook.
Yeah, it might help. Is the filling supposed to get thick or should it just be runny? Thanks
We made these a couple of weeks ago. After the coconut mixture came out of the freezer the chocolate was thin and wouldn’t stick to them. We had to cool the chocolate quite a bit before it would stick but in the end it worked out really well and tasted great.
Thanks for the tips Amanda! That helps everyone!
Will Truvia work in this recipe?
Yes! Truvia is a mixture of erythritol and stevia. I make my own mixture because it is cheaper;)
Maria, I followed the version of this recipe in your book “Nutritious and Delicious” which says to heat the sweetener till liquified. Is the above method better? Also (and I hope this isn’t a stupid question!) do I melt the coconut oil before use? This is what I did (cos I couldn’t imagine any way it would blend in otherwise) but my results were not good. Also, you say in the book to mix until you make a paste – but mine was just very runny liquid. Help! By the way – thank you for being such an inspiration! x
I don’t think I ever had a peppermint pattie recipe in that cookbook. Hmm. Well, I would follow these instructions above. Don’t melt the coconut oil. Thanks! 🙂
Thanks Maria. I’ll try it again. By the way, the Peppermint Pattie recipe in the book is in the “Desserts, Snacks and Drinks” section, on page 255 – opposite the recipe for Buck-Eye-Balls.
Yup, sorry. I was thinking about my other cookbook. 🙂
Hi! Did you change the recipe?? I’ve made these three times and they’ve always been fantastic and gobbled up by everyone. But I just logged on to make them again and the page looks different. I made the peppermint mix and it’s liquid – I can’t do anything with it. I put it in the freezer and it goes mushy and the minute I start to form it into patties it turns liquid again. With the old recipe I could leave them in the fridge and they’d stay firm. With this one, within two minutes of being in the fridge they’re liquid again!! What changed?? My Valentines day treats are a disaster!! 🙁
Hi, sorry about that. When I updated the photos I much have deleted the 1 TBS coconut flour somehow. I fixed it above.
I plan on using my silicone muffin liners. I plan to put some chocolate in the muffin liner and sort of swirl it around on the bottom, then freeze. Fill with the coconut mixture, freeze again and then top off with the chocolate. Think of it as a peppermint patty in Reese cup fashion.
is the coconut flour absolutely vital for this recipe? Can I leave it out?
It helps bind it together.
I just made these – I didn’t have everything on hand so made some subs. I didn’t have any sweetener so I sprinkled in some unsweetened coconut flakes (new find at Trader Joe’s) and it tastes great and sweet to me. I don’t have a small muffin pan so just made small mounds on a cookie sheet and put in freezer. I don’t have any chocolate on hand either, so I will just enjoy w/out but next time I’ll make w/ the chocolate! Thanks!
Has anyone tried asking this with a 90% cacao or higher dark chocolate? I’m not a fan of sweetened chocolate, and this might work with mostly unsweetened, or bakers if you cut it with the milk or liquor separated portion of the coconut milk.
You could do bakers unsweetened chocolate and add your own sweetener. 🙂
Sorry just to clarify when you wrote 2(2 ounce) chocoperfection, you mean 4 ounces total right? Thanks
Yes, that is correct.
Maria, thanks you so much for these yummy recipes. I have been doing this diet for 2 weeks and lost 6.5 lbs, not to mention gained a ton of energy ! The beginning was difficult. My husband and I were tired and run down for the first 3-4 days. Your delicious recipes got us through it and helped w/ our cravings. God bless.
What awesome news!!!!
Keep it up!!!
Did you add potassium and salt for energy?
We got the salt thing down but I know we don’t get enough potassium. We tried eating avocados. My husband only likes avocados when they are made into guacamole. I love them but they have a lot of carbs. Maria, any suggestions are greatly appreciated. Thanks again, for showing us the right foods:) God bless
200mg potassium: Since you lose a lot of sodium through the diuretic effect of a low-carb diet, you’ll eventually lose a lot of potassium as well. Keeping your potassium levels up helps to safeguard your lean muscle mass during weight loss. Also, just as with sodium, adequate potassium prevents cramping and fatigue. A deficiency in potassium causes low energy, heavy legs, salt cravings, dizziness,and you may cry easily. Causes of low potassium would be dehydration from having diarrhea, sweating, and low carb diets that are not well formulated. http://astore.amazon.com/marisnutran05-20/detail/B000QSHUZY
Wow thank u so much for this valuable info! I ordered the powdered potassium. How much do u recommend taking? Is there any side effects? What if u take too much? I only asked b/c I have heard that it’s risky taking extra potassium. Thank u Maria you are the best!! Many Blessings
200mg daily. But beware some high blood pressure medication also has it.
I made these yesterday and they are fantastic! I just found your site about 2 weeks ago and have taken a class and bought several of your books. I am finally getting the hang of the Ketogenic diet. I have a question though. Do you have an average or range of how much weight can be lost on the Slow vs Accelerrated vs Advanced plan? Thanks for all you do!!!
Thanks! I’m glad you liked them!
Most people lose a ton! It all depends on the health of your mitochondria, how close you stick to the plans, etc. Most people see an initial 10 pounds or so and then a nice sustainable weight loss of a couple pounds a week. The Advanced plans will help you reach your goals that fastest.
I go the lazy route and just mix the filling and coating and don’t bother about it looking like a “real” peppermint patty. They are still awesome!
I made this recipe Melissa’s way of mixing all ingredients together and it worked out nicely. I dropped by teaspoon full on parchment paper and swirled into a circle, froze and I now have individual tasty disks.