Double Chocolate Peppermint Patties: a decadent, plant-based, no bake version of the traditional candy. The refreshing mint chocolaty flavor and creamy texture that so many know and love has evolved!
Not your everyday peppermint candy! Double Chocolate Peppermint Patties taste just like the one in the silver wrapper but with a little extra fudgy deliciousness inside. Now, that sweet mint is combined with melt-in-your-mouth chocolate from the inside out.
In fact, this recipe took me back to one of my favorite childhood memories. The senior couple that resided directly next door to us loved to spoil my brother and me. Who were we to complain?! They would often bring me a “treat” in the form of my very own box of Fannie May Mint Meltaway Chocolates. I would place the box in the refrigerator and allow myself no more than one a day. I desperately wanted the dreamy little cubes to last as long as was humanly possible. Well, humanly possible for a five year old! When I created this recipe I had completely forgotten about that lovely couple and my favorite chocolates. After taking the first bite my mind was filled with that memory. I exclaimed, “Mint Meltaways!” to which my family replied, “Mint what?” Many are no longer familiar with Fannie May, but if you are you know what I’m talking about from the moment it begins to melt in your mouth.
I am also very happy to report (in keeping with my mission here at Nutritionicity) that my version of this classic candy is much healthier! Instead of consuming refined sugars, corn syrup, dairy products and soy lecithin (to name a few), I have replaced these ingredients with unrefined sweetener, healthy fats, and vegan chocolate. Woohoo!!
Great any time of year, these little treats are perfect to have on hand during the holidays–a little something to satisfy your sweet tooth while not burdening you with all those unhealthy ingredients! Enjoy!!
And if you are looking for other treats to make for the holidays (or any time of year!), try my Chocolate Chickpea Bark, Creamy Avocado Fudge or Cookie Dough Truffles–all plant-based, gluten-free and refined sugar-free!