Peppermint Bites from Sweets in the Raw

Peppermint Bites

Why We Love This Recipe

Chewy, minty, chocolatey… and healthy? Yes! This raw version of peppermint patties is made with whole food ingredients. You’ll want to keep a batch on hand in the freezer at all times for whenever cravings hit.

About Sweets in the Raw: Naturally Healthy Desserts

Laura Marquis’ Sweets in the Raw: Naturally Healthy Desserts is perfect for anyone who wants to eat healthy, but has trouble overcoming their hankering for sweets. (How many of us can relate to that?!) The sweets in this book are raw, vegan, and free of refined sugar and gluten. And because the recipes are raw, most of them are incredibly simple to make.

Some of our favorite recipes include:

  • Coconut Vanilla Whipped Cream
  • Dark Chocolate Fudge Brownies
  • Lemon Frosted Cookies
  • Orange Zest Brownie Bites
  • Chocolate Espresso Tart
  • Blueberry Cheesecake
  • Bananas Foster Tart
  • Coconut Bites

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Peppermint Bites

Peppermint Bites

Courtesy of Sweets in the Raw by Laura Marquis © 2016


    Mint Filling
  • 1/4 cup cashews
  • 1/4 cup refined coconut oil, melt
  • 1/8 cup coconut butter (warmed & mixed)
  • 2 drops food-grade peppermint oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • pinch of salt
  • Chocolate
  • 1/4 cup refined coconut oil, melt
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3 tablespoons yacon syrup
  • 1/4 cup cacao powder


    Mint Filling
  1. Process cashews until flour-like consistency in the food processor. Add all remaining ingredients and process until it is an even, smooth consistency. Pour filling mixture into a mini circular silicone mold. Place in freezer for 20 minutes.
  2. Chocolate
  3. Mix all wet ingredients together in a small mixing bowl. Add cacao powder and whisk until well blended. Remove frozen mint fillings from mold. Dip each individual candy into chocolate and place onto parchment paper. Place in the refrigerator for 10 minutes, serve and enjoy.

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