Chocolate Peppermint Candy (Dairy Free, Refined Sugar Free & Vegan)

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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!

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Chocolate Peppermint Candy (Dairy Free, Refined Sugar Free & Vegan)
Recipe type: Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: Dairy Free, Grain Free, Paleo & Vegan
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Serves: 6
  • 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
  1. 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!

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  1. Love peppermint candy and this recipe sounds perfect!!!!  Lucky for me I have all the ingredients!  Have a great weekend Laura!!!

  2. I just made the Healthy Andes Mint candy that you posted on Wednesday….FABULOUS

  3. thetastyalternative says

    These look amazing, Laura!  We also love the mint/chocolate combo.
    Have a great weekend.

  4. GFSCDandVeggie says

    This looks so scrummy Laura and easy to make! I love mint and chocolate together!

  5. Miz Helen says

    Thank you so much for sharing this awesome recipe with Full Plate Thursday. Hope you have a very special Mothers Day Weekend and come back soon!
    Miz Helen

  6. Your Chocolate Peppermint Candy sounds delicious, and I love how quick and easy it is to make. I have such lovely memories of cooking with my son when he was little, and now he is a young man, he’s super confident in the kitchen 🙂

  7. This looks so good! Chocolate and peppermint are an awesome combo, and I love how healthy yours is! I’m featuring it as my favorite for Delicious Dish Tuesday this week! Thank you so much for linking up! We’d love for you to come by tonight, see your feature and share more awesome recipes!! 🙂

  8. Clicked the wrong stars. 😛

  9. Ooooh. I love anything chocolate and peppermint! Adding this recipe to my giant to do list!

  10. Oh Laura, these look amazing!! Thanks for linking up at our Gluten Free Fridays party! I have tweeted and pinned your entry to our Gluten Free Fridays board on Pinterest! 🙂

    Cindy from

  11. Does anyone have any idea if Aura Cacia peppermint oil can be used for this?


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