Peppermint Treats (raw, paleo)
I love using essential oils in raw desserts. These peppermint treats rely on peppermint essential oil (Mentha piperita) and are a much healthier version of After Eight chocolates. When you ingest essential oils you must buy the highest organic quality available. Remember, essential oils are very potent so one or two drops are enough to create delicious meals and treats.
1 1/2 cups shredded coconut
1/3 cup unheated honey
1/4 cup melted coconut oil
2 drops peppermint essential oil
chocolate to coat (at least 70 %)
1. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Mix coconut, honey, coconut oil and essential oil in a blender. Once mixed, transfer to a bowl and begin rolling balls of the coconut filling. Put on the parchment paper and freeze for half an hour.
2. Remove balls from freezer and working quickly, dip each one in the melted chocolate and put on an aluminium foil. Repeat until all are coated. Place in the fridge to set at least 15 minutes and enjoy