Recipe for Homemade Peppermint Patty Using Essential Oil Peppermint, Coconut Oil, Agave and 70% Chocolate

Cook Time

Prep time: 1 hour 30 min
Ready in: 1 hour 30 min
Yields: Makes about thirty peppermint patties

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup Virgin Organic Coconut Oil
  • 1/4 cup Agave
  • 8 drops Essential Oil Peppermint
  • 1/2 a bar 70% Chocolate

Instructions

  1. Melt chocolate on your wood stove. Use a double boiler, A heating plate with serving dishes or anything you have to melt the chocolate. Just put water in the serving dish and than put a small dish with cocoa chunks. Very low heat.
  2. While the chocolate is melting, mix the rest of the ingredients together in a separate bowl. If you want more peppermint or agave add to your taste.
  3. Put the mixture on one foot length of wax paper. Use same size wax paper and place it on top of mixture. Use a rolling pin and roll out the mixture till it becomes as thick as you desire. 1/4 inch is good for me.
  4. Unfold wax paper. Use a shot glass to stamp out each pattie. Put wax paper on cookie sheet with all punched out patties and place all in freezer for a couple minutes or until patties are hard. Put the flat mixture into the freezer. While the candy is hardening, find a cookie cutter or something that can stamp out a circle a little bigger than a quarter.
  5. Quickly stamp out the patties and place on a flat cookie sheet. The patties must stay cold or they will melt so stamp out as many as you can and put them in the freezer till you are ready for them to be dipped in the chocolate.
  6. You will have left over mixture after you stamp out what you can so just roll it up and start the same process over again till all the mixture is used up.
  7. Once you have all the mixture stamped out into a candy circle you are ready to dip them into the melted chocolate. Be careful, you could melt the cold candy if you submerge the candy into the chocolate.

Preparation

I am not going to lie to you. The process of molding the patties before dousing them with chocolate is a little tricky. The ingredients should be cold but not frozen. The first batch I made I tried melting and put in frig too long and all was too hard so I got frustrated and cracked it in pieces and drizzled chocolate over them and oh my God what a treat. I have found that rolling out the mixture and stamping out the patties on wax paper works very, well. Let me know if you find even an easier way. I'm all ears.

Remember, the patties must stay cold when you transport them to your party or where ever. Let the lucky receivers know they must be refrigerated and served cold.

Coconut Oil

  • has antiviral, antibacterial, and anti-fungal properties of the medium chain fatty acids/triglycerides (MCTs.)
  • is truly one of nature's best "germ fighters."
  • conditions every part of your body inside and out, even your hair. I would advise not to use it around your eyes though. It will coagulate and make vision foggy for awhile.
  • It has been written that it is a remedy for cold sores. I have read that people who eat it stop getting cold sore.
  • is known to reduce cold and sinus symptoms and helps your digestion.
  • is considered a true healing agent, especially for people running around with the virus herpes simplex syndrome.
  • Cosco sells this in bulk.

    It is a staple in my house. I use it in place of butter now. I use it in my cast iron pans before cooking, in soups on toast and even as a moisturizer for my skihair. When taken daily, about a teaspoon full, your constipation will disappear. It is a great product.

What Is Agave?

Agave

  • is a wholesome natural organic sweetener.
  • is slowly absors into the body preventing spikes in blood sugar.
  • is 25% sweeter than sugar, so you need less. It can be used in place of table sugar. I use it in my coffee and for my diabetic husband when his blood sugar is low and of course in this Peppermint Patty Recipe.
  • is yummy and Cosco sells it in bulk.


Peppermint

  • soothes digestion,
  • supports the liver and respiratory system.
  • has the ability to improve concentration and mental sharpness. Research Alan Hirsch MD, who examined peppermint's capacity to directly affect the brain's satiety center, which triggers a sensation of fullness after meals.
  • has anti-inflammatory, anti-parasitic (worm), antibacterial, antiviral, anti-fungal, gallbladder/digestive stimulants, pain-reliever and even curbs your appetite.
  • is a powerful essential oil that can be used topically as well to alleviate sore muscles. If used in this way though it must be diluted with an organic olive oil. If you get an essential oil on your face or in your eye just dilute it with virgin olive oil

Chocolate

  • contains serotonin, a natural antidepressant
  • has been studied and recognized to lower blood pressure
  • contains flavanol which acts as an antioxidant that counteracts free radicals in the body
  • has been proven to work as a cancer fighter by inhibiting cell division and reducing inflammation
  • prevents tooth decay, theobromine in chocolate prevents tooth decay by eliminating streptococcus mutans, a bacteria found in the oral cavity that contributes to tooth decay.
  • lengthens your life span according to a Dutch study
  • sweeps plaque out of arteries due to the antioxidants found in the cocoa
  • is high in magnesium
  • can improve your memory
  • according to Johns Hopkins University can shield your nerve cells from further damage after a stroke

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More Than Words 4 years ago from Oak Ridge, NJ Author

Well, I never thought of selling them. If I did, hmmmm, I would have to get at least 50 cents each although I would have to make a batch and determine the time and ingredient cost before I would commit to that price, could be more or less. The next time I make them I will keep this in mind. Have you ever had one?


John 4 years ago

No one seems to have come up with prices for Homade Peppermint Patties? Why not?


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More Than Words 4 years ago from Oak Ridge, NJ Author

Remember, coconut is good for you.


More Than Words 5 years ago

Well, it depends. Eating everything in moderation is the key. And, if you should indulge, at least you have consumed an all natural, delicious, good fat desert. It really helps curb your sweet tooth. It has been awhile since I made some. My mouth is watering just thinking about them.


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RTalloni 5 years ago from the short journey

This sounds wonderful...even dangerous! :)


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IN2Deep 6 years ago

Hello there! Welcome to Hub Pages-great hub -Nice to see you here!

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