Christmas is this weekend! Are you ready?!? I know I have a few more things to cross off my list before Sunday including making another batch of these chocolates. If you are in need of a quick sweet treat for a last minute gift or holiday party this week, I’ve got you covered. These chocolates take just minutes to prepare and the ingredients are easy to find (or you might already have them in your pantry). Just four ingredients: coconut oil, cocoa powder, maple syrup, and peppermint extract and/or crushed candy canes and you’ve got yourself some chocolates.
I made these using a medium size muffin tin with muffin liners which totally worked, although it is difficult to get a completely perfect and consistent shape. I think they would be darling in a candy cane shape, and I’m definitely going to hit up the after Christmas sales and be on the hunt for Christmas themed chocolate molds so I’m better prepared next year.
I added a bit of peppermint extract to the chocolate mixture but if you don’t have that on hand, don’t sweat it. The candy cane crunchies are really the star of the show and they add a delicious minty flavor. Smooth dark chocolate with mint, is there any better combination?!?
Also since the ingredient list is very short, these treats should be good for those with food sensitivities. They are dairy, nut, and gluten free.
Be Happy, Be Healthy! Have a wonderful holiday!