We try not to condone addictive things her at iDIY Network, but these homemade Chocolate Mint Drops are just way to good to not share. They are easy to make, and a fun activity to make with your kids on a lazy Sunday afternoon. Plus they are delicious. So try them, but be warned, you’ll get addicted to them.
- 1/2 Cup Organic Coconut Oil
- 1/4 Cup Raw Honey (preferably from a local grower near you)
- 1 or 2 Drops of Certified Therapeutic Grade (Meaning you can ingest it in to your body) Peppermint Essential Oil or alternatively you can use 3/4 Teaspoon Peppermint Extract.
- 1 Cup Chocolate Chips
- Whip coconut oil, raw honey and peppermint oil or extract together with a hand mixer. Careful not to use to much Peppermint Oil, it’s strong stuff and a little goes a long way. If the coconut oil is liquid you will want to refrigerate it until it is solid, but not rock hard. The whipped filling should have a creamy consistency.
- Place filling in refrigerator for 5 minutes. Use a small cookie dough scoop or ½ tablespoon measuring spoon and scoop out small size pieces of mint filling. Place each piece on a parchment paper lined cookie sheet. Return the mints to freezer until you are ready to coat them with chocolate.
- In a small saucepan over low heat gently melt the chocolate chips. Once melted, remove from heat.
- Take mints out of freezer.
- Use a spoon to coat each mint with melted chocolate.
- Place chocolate covered mints back on the parchment paper and return to the freezer.
- Keep mints in freezer until the chocolate coating is hard.
- Serve mints immediately or store in refrigerator, we usually gobble them up as fast as we can.
The chocolate chips are the least healthy ingredient in this recipe so we can’t call them healthy, but as far as treats go they aren’t that bad. And who doesn’t love chocolate and mint, right?