Saturday, 5 May 2012

chocolate covered mint patties

YUM! These remind me of After Eights... or those Girl Guide cookies.

 
Except these are incomparably better for you. They're mostly coconut and cashews - can you say hello, glowing skin and strong nails? Everyone should get healthy by eating dessert. It's just the best.


Sorry I haven't posted in awhile, I've been pretty busy. There's a lot of new people in my life right now, plus I'm looking for a job (it's about time, I know), and trying to figure out my future! I'm really excited about building my tiny house, and I'll need to work all summer to save up enough for it.


I've also been having a lot of crazy messages from the universe lately. All these symbolic signs keep showing themselves and I can't ignore them. Many of them have to do with my dreams and my art. Anyways you don't care about this - you care about chocolate covered mint patties. So here you are.

 
I have been seeing these all over the internet and figured I should probably make them. When I saw them on Rawified (awesome blog!) yesterday - it got me in the kitchen. You should make these soon. They're easy, quick, fun and DELICIOUS! Nothing else to say, really.

Mint Chocolate Patties: makes twelve or so

1/3 cup dried coconut chunks/shreds
1/3 cup cashews
1-2 tablespoons cup melted coconut oil
2-3 Tb honey/maple syrup/agave
1 tsp peppermint oil
Pinch of salt

1-2 tablespoons cup melted coconut oil
1/3 cup cacao powder
4-5 Tb honey/maple syrup/agave
Pinch of salt
1/4 tsp cinnamon and cayenne (makes it sooo much better) 

Blend all ingredients from the first list together until smooth. Pat into flattened balls (patties) with your hands and set them in the freezer for maybe 30 minutes.
Next, process all the ingredients from the second list together until smooth - raw chocolate! Frick, so good.
Finally, dip each pattie in the chocolate sauce and watch them harden almost immediately. Eat 'em up!
 

65 comments:

Gabby @ the veggie nook said...

Oh wow- these look awesome. I mean, coconut and cashews, how can you go wrong??

Emily von Euw said...

i
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cookingwithlysa said...

Emily...you always have amazing stuff to share. These look delicious. After eights are my dad's favorite little treat. He used to say it was only for adults and not for kids because people could only eat those before eight o'clock (younger we were already in bed at 8).
He just didn't want to share ahahaha:P

Maggie said...

Yay! Great idea with the cinnamon and cayenne - I'll have to give that a try sometime.

Emily von Euw said...

Oh shucks. Thanks Lysa =) Same for you, girl! Bahahaha oh my god I bet you're right. Sneaky guy.

Emily von Euw said...

:) I can't help it - I have to add a bunch of things to everything I make. Except avocado... that's simple and delicious as is.

Anonymous said...

1/4 t of cinnamon & 1/4 t cayenne, right?

Emily von Euw said...

yep!

Jocelyn and Kristijan said...

Wow these are amazing. I love your style! Can't wait to make. And we do care about your life too!!! I do believe the universe can be talking so if it's something about your creative talents, listen! Amazing things could happen! :) have a great day

Liz said...

Oh man, need to make these. Look healthy AND tasty. Rockin'

d13d3918-2cea-11e1-976c-000bcdcb471e said...

Boy, both the filling and the chocolate are DELICIOUS! My filling, however isn't firm enough to form into patties. Did I make a mistake by soaking the cashews? (And, if you're going to make this, don't dare leave out the cinnamon and cayenne pepper....they just take the chocolate over the top.)

Sunday Morning Banana Pancakes said...

So making these tonight - recipe printed and ready to go!

I love a bit a spice with my chocolate, amazing :)

Good luck with your job search, I am sure the right fit will come along soon

xoxo

Emily von Euw said...

Thanks so much, guys! =) You're sweet.

Emily von Euw said...

Hehe... you mean RAWKIN! =P

Emily von Euw said...

Hmm... next time try not soaking them, and adding a little more coconut oil. Haha woot! Glad to hear that. I was a bit scared the spice would be too much for some.

Emily von Euw said...

=D hurraw! tell me if you like them. yeah, that's the way the mayans did it so i'm following the pros. thank you! i think the same.

VeganFling said...

These sound amazing! Can't wait to try making them. :)

Emily von Euw said...

:D

Sarah said...

How much cacao powder? Seems to be a typo in the recipe.

jen meyer said...

So which tiny house are you getting? They are SO cool. And of course I will be making these patties ASAP.

Emily von Euw said...

Woops! Fixed. It's 1/3 CUP. Thanks for noticing, Sarah.

Emily von Euw said...

Hehe I'd like to build the Weebee at this point, with some of my own alterations ;) Woo hoo! I hope you like them, Jen!

diana said...

Does it have to be peppermint oil? Could I use Peppermint extract?

Emily von Euw said...

That would work fine too, Diana :)

Anonymous said...

Hi how long will these patties last? Do they need to be kept in the fridge? thankyou :)

Emily von Euw said...

they would be best kept in the fridge, and last a week or so :)

Ash Parkinson said...

Oh my God those look amazing!

Emily von Euw said...

haha thanks, ash! ;)

Isabel said...

:O I was going to stop eating sweets then i saw this post. I have to try this!

Emily von Euw said...

LOL! sorry to prolong the habit... but i'm not really sorry ;) you don't have to feel guilty about eating these!

Lisa Tufano said...

This totally solves the Girl Scout Cookie "thin mint" crisis...

Emily von Euw said...

you said it, lisa :)

Laurie said...

Oh My!!!!... chocolate Avocado sauce is SO AMAZING!!! :)

Anonymous said...

These are so insanely minty that I can't hardly eat them...2 tsp is way too much peppermint oil. I'm really bummed. I don't think I can handle eating them. It's overwhelming, and I love mint!

Emily von Euw said...

Oh no! I will change the recipe then. Sorry :(

Amy Mitchell said...

I made a batch of these last night, and they are even better than I hoped they would be. My husband is a little hesitant about eating 'raw' or 'vegan' food and he thought they were fabulous also! This is about the third one of your recipes I have tried and everything has been delicious. I just wanted to say a great big thank you for all the work you have put into this site and all the recipes. Thank you for sharing with all of us. :) Merry Christmas!

Emily von Euw said...

Mwa ha ha :) I am glad to hear your hubby liked 'em. Thanks so much, Amy. Happy holidays!

Portia Buck said...

I made these tonight they taste awesome.However I noticed that when pattying them they were extremely oily is this Normal?

Emily von Euw said...

Glad to hear that, Portia! Hmm, that may happen if the coconut oil doesn't fully combine with the other ingredients. If you make it again - try less coconut oil.

cheers!

Crepes Suzette said...

Looks amazing...i'm not allowed chocolate right now so i'm going to try them with carob...

Emily von Euw said...

Carob is terrific too :)

Soozi Foodmaker said...

YUM! I made 2 batches and cut the coconut oil in half for the second batch and they were DELISH! Planning on sharing on my Facebook recipe page so others can enjoy too... Can't wait to make more of your yummy vittles!

Emily von Euw said...

Wonderful! I remember adding too much coco oil to these so I think I'll change the recipe now. Thanks!

Crystal said...

Hi
I just made these and they are sooooo yummy BUT I had a problem with the chocolate. When I mixed the ingredients, it all stuck together and I wasn't able to dip the patties into it but rather use my hands to work it around them..it was literally like playdough. What did I do wrong?

Emily von Euw said...

Hmm... you could have tried adding some vegan milk or maple syrup. Sometimes that happens to me, and that's what I do. Coconut oil is a weird one and it sometimes reacts that way with the other ingredients (I have found, anyways). =)

Crystal said...

ok.thanks.

Reya Tobias said...

hi!...I am thinking of making these and sending them to my Dad...do you think they would ship well or is that a bad idea? haha or I'll just make them for myself!

Emily von Euw said...

Hey =) Hmm that could work, as long as it doesn't get too warm on the journey. Even if they do change shape a little - they'll still taste great haha..

TaraT said...

Hey Em! Another fabulous recipe. Thank you! However, my mint mixture is not as smooth as yours looks, but instead it's chunky. I tried to process it as much as possible in my Vitamix, but it just reached a point where it wasn't going to become any more creamy. How did you get yours so deliciously smooth looking?!

Emily von Euw said...

Actually mine wasn't super creamy either. It had flakes of coconut and stuff. I like that way :)

TaraT said...

You know what, after going back to eat some after I had written this comment I realized the insides looked a lot more like yours than I gave them credit for. ;) And - holy COW were they DELICIOUS!! I'm gobsmacked. Thank you!

Anonymous said...

I'm so glad i came across your blog. Your recipes have changed the way i think about food.
I made this recipe and then realised i didnt have any peppermint! So i used almond extract instead and they tasted like marzipan mmm! Thanks for sharing your yummy recipes and lovely photos.
Kz from UK

Johanna GGG said...

Tried these today and loved them - I did find that I had about as much coconut oil pooling at the bottom of the blender as I put in - the rest of it was delicious so I think I will put in less next time esp after seeing above comments - have enjoyed looking around you blog - it's lovely

Jessica Bose said...

I made these for a little essential oil sale party and they turned out delicious, everyone loved them. However I found myself adding almond milk to the chocolate because it turned out too thick for dipping. I did make a blog post about them and gave you credit for the recipe. :)

Katrin - therawfoodsisters.com said...

They look so pretty and yummie!! Mmhmmmmm. And go for the universal signs. They are our guidance!!! We believe in you. Hugs from your sisters in Sweden!

Laura Curtin @ Incredibly Edible said...

Yum! You are so very creative:) Keep up the amazing work, you are inspiring. x

faustus said...

Hehehe... it might sound strange but it's really cute how you can see little teeth marks from where you've bitten into it! ^-^

Anonymous said...

Are these 1-2 tablespoons coconut oil or 1-2 cups?

Emily von Euw said...

Woops! Meant tablespoons.

Em

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Kassie Grecula said...

Do you think another nut would work? I have almonds, walnuts and pecans but not cashews

Emily von Euw said...

Definitely! Any of those :)

AJ said...

Can't wait to try. Some choc recipes use cacao butter instead of coconut oil and others use both. Do you know the difference...? x

Emily von Euw said...

They're both great! I generally use coconut oil because it's less expensive, but cacao butter a wonderful treat and equally amazing for you :) They mostly differ in the plant the oils are pressed from but also, cacao butter is harder at room temp.

sonworshiper said...

made these last night and they were very yummy! however, i have an issue with the name-i was expecting a york peppermint patty substitute, but instead was greeted with a "mounds" replica! mounds are my absolute favorite candies, so i was not upset-but i do wish you could tell me how you would make these without coconut.

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