Feliz Navidad! Well, that’s what I’ll be singing this Christmas as I join some of my family down in Mexico. Yup, that’s right, I’m packing my bathing suit and sandals and leaving behind the big old winter boots! But not before I eat WAY too many of these creamy, vegan peppermint patties. These yummy treats sure get me in the Christmas spirit. Is mid-November too soon to be singing Christmas carols and eating all things peppermint?? Not in my opinion!
I won’t’ be able to bring these homemade vegan peppermint patties on the plane with me, as they will melt. But that doesn’t mean I won’t enjoy one or two (or twenty) before heading down south. This my take on a classic treat, with a vegan twist. These are definitely Picky Husband Approved. Although to be honest, he still would take milk chocolate over dark chocolate any day. So for those picky family members, you can make these peppermint patties with milk chocolate and they still turn out great. But the dark chocolate is where it’s at in my books!
how to make peppermint patties
You only need 6 ingredients to make this vegan Christmas dessert. The best place to start is by preparing your own coconut butter. It is a labour of love, but totally worth it. There is a lot of scraping and pausing then restarting involved, but the end result is creamy velvet-like coconut goodness. Once the coconut butter is made the rest is a piece of cake. There is a lot of back and forth to the freezer. Freeze the coconut filling. Prepare the chocolate. Dip the coconut in the chocolate. Then back to the freezer to place the vegan peppermint patties in for a final round. Your biggest take away on how to make peppermint patties is that when everything is all said and done there is a jar of mint patties sitting in your freezer for when the craving strikes!
here are a few reasons why I love this peppermint patty recipe, so listen up!
- This vegan Christmas dessert truly gets you in the mood for some spiked hot chocolate and a few smooches under the mistletoe. These vegan peppermint patties are creamy and perfectly sweet. They are packed with the delicious flavours of coconut and touched with the right amount of peppermint. If you need to feel a little extra jolly, these babies will get you there!
- These are the perfect bite-size vegan Christmas desserts to have after dinner. They are small but sweet enough that you feel content and happy after just one. So you don’t need to gorge all 32 mint patties in one sitting. I mean you totally can. No judgement from me, that’s always an option too.
- These chocolate-coated peppermint bites of goodness are easy to make. It takes 6 ingredients and only 20 minutes to prepare. The 30 minutes required for the freezer should be treated as your relaxing time. I’d say that’s not too shabby.
It’s time to get the jolly spirits out there, by making these mint patties for our loved ones. They will add some sweetness to your life, in a season of busyness, and an extra pep in your step when you are bustling to the mall on Christmas Eve getting those last-minute things. So let’s start the holiday season off right with a batch of these vegan peppermint patties. ♥