Homemade Peppermint Patty Cups

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Homemade Peppermint Patty Cups

This last week has been really busy.  But busy in a very good way!  My mom came to visit for the week and we hadn’t seen each other in over 2 years.  The older I get the more I realize how important family is and how you should never go over 2 years without seeing them!

I took the week off of work and we did of a lot of hiking, eating good food, and lounging around.  It was so great and much needed.  My mom even helped me with one of my photography shoots!

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I’ve also been busy with a few side projects that are both very exciting and slightly scary, but I’m hoping they all turn out well and I can tell you about them soon!  With working a full time job, working on the blog (what seems like 100 hours per week!), working on some side projects, and making time to have fun and hang out with family, I really need some quick dessert recipes that include chocolate!

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There are only 4 ingredients in these homemade peppermint patty cups and they are so easy to make.  All you do is throw the coconut, mint, and coconut oil into a food processor for a few minutes, melt the chocolate, and then layer the peppermint patty cups.  I was going to wait until St. Patrick’s Day to share these because of their bright green color, but I just couldn’t wait that long!  I hope you enjoy these as much as I do :)  

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Homemade Peppermint Patty Cups
 
Recipe type: Dessert, Gluten Free, Vegan
Serves: 10-12
Ingredients
  • 2 cups sweetened, shredded coconut
  • 3 tablespoons chopped mint
  • 1 tablespoon + 1 teaspoon melted coconut oil
  • 12 ounces chocolate chips, I used dairy free, gluten free dark chocolate
Instructions
  1. Add the coconut, mint, and coconut oil to the food processor. Process for two minutes.
  2. Melt chocolate chips either using a microwave or double boiler.
  3. Place 12 cupcake wrappers in a muffin tin. Scoop a small amount of melted chocolate into the bottom on each wrapper, about 1-1/2 teaspoons. Then scoop a heaping teaspoon of coconut mixture on top of the chocolate. Refrigerate for ten minutes until chocolate has slightly hardened. Remove from the refrigerator and press down the cold coconut mixture with your fingers.
  4. Re-heat the remaining chocolate, if needed, and scoop enough chocolate on top to cover the coconut mixture. Using your spoon, gently push the melted chocolate down around the edge to ensure that the coconut is almost completely encased by the chocolate. Refrigerate for at least 30 minutes, or until chocolate has hardened. Once chocolate has hardened, peppermint cups can be stored at room temperature.
Notes
Makes 10-12 depending on how much chocolate you use for each cup.

 

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Comments

  1. says

    So glad you got the change to see your mom! I hear you – the older I get the more I love just being home with family!

    And these peppermint patties look like the perfect treat! Good luck with all your projects! 😀

    • She Likes Food says

      It really is so nice being with family! Makes me wish I lived much closer to them! Thank you so much, Ceara! :)

  2. says

    Isa, I totally agree with you. Family is the most important thing we have in life. First time I came to Canada I couldn’t visit my mom for 3 year. It was a very difficult time for me. But now I try to see them every year.

    Love this easy and quick recipe :-)

    • She Likes Food says

      3 years is such a long time, Olivia! It really is so hard being away from them, I totally agree that family is the most important thing :)

  3. says

    Honestly, these didn’t appeal when I first read the title because I was thinking of peppermint candy which I’m not a big fan of. But once I saw that you whizzed fresh mint with coconut and coconut oil, I was sold! Really love this idea, Izzy. And glad you had that time with your mom, that will always be a cherished memory.

    • She Likes Food says

      Thank you, Katie! I’m not a huge fan of peppermint either, but I love fresh mint! It really will be such a great memory and I’m hoping I get to see her again soon :)

  4. says

    Sounds like you had a great visit with your mom, Izzy! And I can’t wait to see what projects you have in store. These peppermint patty cups look amazing! I’m sure these are way better than the store bought kind. Sounds delish!

  5. says

    Sounds like you had a fun visit with your mom! Moms are just the best. I work with my mom and sister, and we all live within 10 minutes of each other. It’s the best : ) These peppermint patty cups are such a great idea! And easy to make home. I actually have everything I need for these right at home. I’m going to need to remember this for St. Patty’s Day!

    • She Likes Food says

      You are so lucky, Natalie!! When I was younger all I wanted to do was move away from my family but now all I want to do is be closer to them! Yah! You should totally make these for St. Patrick’s Day :)

  6. says

    So glad you were able to spend some time with you Mom! Mine will be up this Summer and I’m sooo looking forward to it!

    Fun recipe, Izzy! I wasn’t sure what that green stuff was and then discovered its the mint leaves with coconut and oil! Such a nice contrast to the chocolate too.

    I’m intrigued by your upcoming news! Looking forward to it! !

    • She Likes Food says

      It was so great to see her! And so exciting that you get to see your mom this summer! Moms are just the best, aren’t they?! The bright green mint leaves are my favorite part of this dish! I’ve been working on a few freelance projects and I’m really excited about, but are also a little scary to step outside my comfort zone of taking photos in my house :)

  7. says

    So happy you got to see your mom. My mom lives about 40 minutes from me and I can barely go a week without seeing her. Mom’s are the best.
    These cups are the best too. I love how scrumptious they look. Thanks for sharing this recipe Izzy.

    • She Likes Food says

      Yah! I hope everyone loves them! I think I am going to make them again for St. Patty’s day too! I hope you have such a great time with your mom!!

  8. says

    Glad you had a nice visit with your mom, and you’re definitely working so hard, chocolate is necessary! I love that the filling is simply coconut, mint, and coconut oil. These are healthier chocolate treats that I totally need to have around!

    • She Likes Food says

      Chocolate is always necessary! And it was so nice to see my mom! I ate so many telling myself they were healthy :)

  9. says

    Yay for getting to spend time with your mom! It sounds like you had a fantastic time (and are keeping quite busy!!). These homemade peppermint patty cups are awesome! I love that you used fresh mint!

  10. says

    Yay, so glad you got to spend time with your mom. That’s the best time, my mom is in Florida for the winter and I totally miss her. These homemade peppermint patty cups look fantastic! What a great idea and I love the fresh mint!

    • She Likes Food says

      It was so much fun! I wish she was still here! It isn’t easy to be so far away! Thanks so much, Kelly, I’m so glad you like these :)

  11. Isabella says

    Hey Isa!

    I have just made these with my mom (I agree, spending time with family is the best!) and they were absolutely delicious!

    She’s not a huge fan of peppermint (or mint), so we only used the coconut for the filling. Ours wasn’t sweetened, so we put it in the processor with the coconut oil and some brown sugar.

    It was mouthwatering! Thanks for sharing this amazing recipe!

    • She Likes Food says

      Hi Isabella!

      Awww, that is awesome that you made these with your mom! I’m so glad you both enjoyed them :) Ohhhh, adding the brown sugar sounds so good! I will have to try that next time! Thank you so much for your comment :)

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