After researching\u00a0homemade 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 \u2013 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\u2019s minis, and I can\u2019t stop at just a couple.Making this natural\u00a0peppermint 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\u2019re apprehensive like I was, you\u2019ve got to try this simple 5 ingredient, natural\u00a0peppermint 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 Ingredients: 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) Directions: 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.