After researching homemade candy recipes, I couldn’t help but try making some myself. I haven’t met that many candies I didn’t like, but one of my favorites is junior mints — especially at movies.Junior Mints and Peppermint Patties are one of my favorite sweet treats – something about the dark chocolate and mint are satisfying, without having to eat the entire bag or box. Whereas, get me started on a bag of Reece’s minis, and I can’t stop at just a couple.Making this natural peppermint patty recipe was way easier than I imagined. I opted for a simple, 5 ingredient recipe, because I happened to have a jar of coconut oil in my cupboard, and it was fun to see how simple of a recipe can turn out so yummy.Have you made homemade candy before? If you’re apprehensive like I was, you’ve got to try this simple 5 ingredient, natural peppermint patty recipe. I promise it is super easy and the sweet minty treat is the perfect way to end a meal.All Natural Homemade Peppermint Patties
1/2 cup coconut oil
3 tablespoons agave nectar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 teaspoon mint extract
2/3 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips (I used Ghiradelli dark chocolate chips)
With a hand mixer, beat the coconut oil, agave, vanilla and peppermint until very smooth.
Place this mixture in the freezer for 5-10 minutes to allow it to slightly harden (It will be far too sticky to handle at this point.)
Once the mixture is firm enough to handle, roll into a long tube. (I used plastic wrap so the entire shape would be the same thickness and to help smooth out the edges. It reminded me of making a snake using playdough:)).
Place the tube back in the freezer for 15-20 minutes, until very firm. Slice into 1/4 – 1/2-inch pieces, or desired thickness.
Melt the chocolate chips in a microwave-safe bowl. Depending on your microwave, this could take about a minute, or slightly longer.
Dip the peppermint rounds into the melted chocolate using a fork. Let the excess chocolate drip off, place it onto the parchment paper and allow to set.
This recipe will make 16 – 20 peppermint patties. Store them in the fridge or freezer to prevent them from getting sticky and melting. I prefer them in the freezer! Enjoy.