You gotta love a healthy indulgence that can be ready in a few minutes. My 5 year old knows all too well what candy is as she just participated in her class Valentine’s Day Party last week and received a big bag of sweets.
I love creating recipes with my daughter as she learns that what we make at home can be not only healthier, but better tasting than sweets with ingredients I can’t even pronounce. Today we had a special moment in the kitchen: combining ingredients, listening to music and giggling. Ahh a priceless moment!
I hope these treats will curb any sweet tooth you may have. These candies can be stored in your freezer and pulled out and eaten anytime. I’ll be doing that tomorrow for my 2pm afternoon treat 🙂
You can get the peppermint essential oil I use in this recipe and many other recipes here. I am never without peppermint essential oil!
- ⅔ cup melted coconut oil (melt in pan over low heat if oil is hard)
- ¼ cup raw coconut nectar (raw honey will also work)
- ½ cup cocoa powder
- 1 tsp. pure vanilla extract
- 2-3 drops Peppermint essential oil
- Combine all ingredients into Vitamix or blender and blend on high for 1 minute. Pour batter into a baking dish and spread evenly with a spatula. Place dish in freezer for 15 minutes. Cut into pieces and enjoy!