After finding out that I have quite a few severe food allergies, my diet has been pretty limited. I am also trying to loosely follow a ketosis diet because I’ve discovered I feel better when I really reduce my carb intake.
So…this doesn’t leave a lot of options for sweet or easy snacks! But this week I experimented with homemade peppermint patties, and these delicious morsels of goodness are staying in my diet!
The peppermint filling has melted coconut oil, finely shredded coconut, a tablespoon of honey, and about a teaspoon of peppermint extract.
It took some time to find the right consistency. It also helped to put the mixture in the fridge for 5-10 minutes to thicken it up. I used a teaspoon measuring spoon to form each patty. By the end it was warming up and harder to form, but everything held surprisingly well. After making each of the patties, I melted some dark chocolate and a tablespoon of butter. I also added about 1/2 teaspoon of peppermint extract to the chocolate. When it was melted, I just dropped a dollop onto each of the patties. Again, I was pleasantly pleased by how the chocolate stayed in place and did not make an enormous mess.
I then put the patties in the fridge to harden. I sampled them about 30 minutes later. Über delicious! There is very little extra sweetener, and these snacks are full of healthy fats.
The only possible drawback is that they’ll melt quickly, so it would not be a good snack to take anywhere. But easy to grab one from the fridge on your way out the door!