So I know I said I was going to stop making desserts, but I saw this one and it literally made me drool. I found the recipe on the paleo god’s sight, www.paleOMG.com Again, like I said, she is a paleo dessert genius. I changed my recipe a little and instead of vanilla I added peppermint extract and it was AMAZing. These were so good and also looked so pretty that it would be a great item to bring for any kind of a dinner party, shower, BBQ, whatever. Anytime you want to impress, these are the go to desserts for sure.
- 2 cups unsweetened coconut
- 1/2 cup coconut oil
- 1/2 cup cream of coconut
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 tsp peppermint extract
- 1 bag of enjoy life chocolate chips
- Optional- mint leaves or raspberry to garnish
Take your coconut and add to the food processor. Combine the coconut oil, coconut cream, and peppermint extract. The recipe called for 1 1/2 cups of coconut but I found that was a little runny, so I added more. So maybe start with the 1 1/2, then add as you go.
Melt the bag of chocolate chips in the micro. You can do it on a double boiler, but who has one of those? Who has a microwave? Exactly. 2 mins. stir. Its melted.
Take the coconut mixture and put about 2 tbls into muffin tins. Pack it in there so you get the pretty little indentions they make. This recipe made about 9-10 for me. I was thinking of getting smaller baby cupcake tins and tray and then you can make quite a few more and they will just be bite size pieces. So if you have one of those, then use that and put about a tablespoon in each. After they are packed in, add the melted dark chocolate to the top so it covers all the coconut, about a tablespoon or so. I thought it would look really cute with a raspberry on top or a mint leaf. Or anything really. Up to you to be creative on this one.
Put in the freezer for about 20 minutes. They will be pretty hard, so you might want to take them out for a few before chomping into them, if you can wait! After your done serving or eating these, put the remainder in the refrigerator.
Love these little suckers. YUM.