Peppermint Patties

BY : PUBLISHED : March 30th, 2013 UPDATED: November 12th, 2021

Tomorrow is (or was...) Easter!  Since I find it important to treat yourself now and again, why not do it with these treats.  Yes, I realize these aren't the healthiest desserts.  Yes, there are healthier things we could all be eating.  Yes, it has a very small amount of shortening per serving.  I hear all of your concerns.  But the number one lesson in eating, in my opinion, is moderation.  Obviously, these aren't a meal replacer nor an everyday snack.  But once in a while, a plant-based sweet isn't going to be the end of the world.  So enjoy.

Peppermint patties stacked on a white plate.

Peppermint patties stacked on a white plate.

Peppermint Patties

Jake
Making your own sweets at home means knowing exactly what goes in them.
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 55 mins
Cook Time 5 mins
Total Time 1 hr
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 18 patties
Calories 152 kcal
METHOD Microwave
DIET Vegan

Ingredients
  

  • 2 ½ cups of Powdered Sugar
  • 1 ½ Tablespoons of Agave or liquid sweetener
  • 1 ½ Tablespoons of Water
  • ½ teaspoon of Mint Extract (I used ½ Teaspoon of minced dried mint)
  • 1 Tablespoon of Shortening (I used Trans Fat Free Nature's Balance)
  • 1 ½ cups of Non-Dairy Chocolate Chips (I used Guittard Semi-Sweet)

Instructions
 

  • Using a hand mixer or a food processor, mix the sugar, agave, water, mint and shortening until its a thick dough.
  • Kneed the dough into a ball and then roll out into a ¼ - ½ inch thick slab. Put in the freezer for 10 minutes.
  • Cut small rounds out of the slab (I used a shot glass to get them a great size and shape) and put them back into the freezer for 10 minutes.
  • Using the microwave, a double boiler, or a smaller pot in a larger pot with water in it on medium heat, melt the chocolate chips until smooth. Don't burn!
  • Put wax or parchment paper down on a baking sheet, and put small dabs of chocolate on it to coat the bottom of the patties. Place the patties on the dabs, and cover with melted chocolate. The trick is to keep the patties frozen, so you may want to keep them in the freezer while you're coating the others.
  • Put back in the freezer for 20 minutes or until frozen solid. Keep in a bag in the freezer and enjoy!

Notes

Obviously, these aren’t a meal replacer nor an everyday snack.  But once in a while, a plant-based sweet isn’t going to be the end of the world.  So enjoy.

Nutrition

Calories: 152kcalCarbohydrates: 27gProtein: 1gFat: 6gSaturated Fat: 3gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 1gSodium: 1mgPotassium: 1mgFiber: 1gSugar: 25gCalcium: 20mgIron: 1mg
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About Jake

Jake switched to a plant based diet in 1996 and quickly realized he had no idea how to cook. All these years later and he's still trying to figure it out...

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  1. Jay says

    Omg these look so good

    • Andrea White says

      Sweet and delicious!

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