Peppermint Patties

When we were little, we went on lots of trips with our church youth group.  Some of my favorite memories are from the nights before these trips when I would spend the night with my friend, Julie, and we would make mix tapes (that's right...tapes) and her parents would take us to the grocery store to load up on Teen magazine (that's right...Teen magazine, and yes, I think we were about 12) and candy.  Some of my favorite candy was hot tamales (probably because I had a crush on a boy who liked them!) and york peppermint patties (probably because chocolate was maybe my first true love).  They say songs and scents are invoke memories stronger than anything else.  I think food is another one (then again, I love food, as evidenced by my food blog).  For me, peppermint patties do it every time.  If I close my eyes I'm certain I'm on the "people mover" reading Teen magazine and listening to my mix tape.  takes me back to those days of bus trips with my youth group.  Thanks to Chocolate Covered Katie I can still experience the memory.  Thanks Katie!  What about you -- what's your favorite food memory?


2 tsp water
2 tbsp coconut butter or Homemade Coconut Butter
1/8 tsp pure peppermint extract (or as desired)
1 1/2 tsp honey
2 tbsp coconut oil (unrefined)
1/4 cup cocoa powder
2 tsp water
2 tbsp honey


Combine first 4 ingredients in a small bowl (it is best if the coconut butter is not melted.) In a separate bowl, combine last 4 ingredients. In candy molds or cupcake liners, spread out half of the chocolate, then spoon the mint filling on top.

Cover with the rest of the chocolate and freeze until chilled.

Notes: If you don’t like mint, of course you are free to omit the extract. If you don't have coconut oil, you can substitute melted dark chocolate for the last four ingredients.