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Guilt-Free Peppermint Patties

Would you believe me if I told you these things help you lose weight? Seriously! Every time you reach for a cookie, grab a Peppermint Patty instead and the pounds will melt off.
They contain no sugar or dairy and are virtually carb-free. Yet, they're loaded with the kind of fat that's good for you (coconut oil) and helps burn off the bad stuff by improving your metabolism.
The best part? They're so decadent and flavorful, there's no way you'll feel deprived. I am addicted to them and keep a stash in the back of our freezer. But don't tell the rest of my family or they'll be gone!

Time: 15 min. plus cooling time Servings: 12 large patties or 24 small patties *For THMer's, this is a Satisfying dessert.
Ingredients: Chocolate:

  • 1 cup virgin coconut oil (Tropical Traditions is my favorite)
  • 1/2 cup pure cocoa powder
  • 2 Tbsp Truvia (or alternative sweetener)
Filling:
  • 1 cup finely shredded coconut, unsweetened
  • 1 Tbsp Truvia (or alternative sweetener)
  • 1/4 cup virgin coconut oil
  • 1/4-1/2 tsp pure peppermint extract
  • 1/8 tsp sea salt
Directions:
Bring 1 cup of coconut oil to liquid state (either in a double boiler, or immersing a sealed container in warm water). Whisk in cocoa powder and sweetener. Pour 1/2 of mixture into paper-lined muffin tins and set in freezer until hard (about 5 minutes).
In the meantime, mash all of the filling ingredients together in a separate bowl. Divide and spread evenly on the chocolate coated muffin liners. Return to freezer for another 5 minutes or until hard.
Evenly pour the last half of chocolate over the peppermint layer. Return to freezer. Once hard, transfer to a Ziploc bag and refrigerate or freeze until serving.

Enjoy!

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