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Murielle Banackissa

Chocolate Peppermint Patties

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1 hour Prep: 1 hour
Serves 12

Made with shredded coconut, peppermint extract and spirulina for a green pop of color, these Chocolate Peppermint Patties are a wonderful treat to serve during the holidays along with your other sweet creations.


  • 1 ½ cup unsweetened shredded coconut , plus more for topping
  • 2 tbsp maple syrup
  • 2 tbsp coconut oil , at room temperature
  • ¼ tsp peppermint extract , or more to taste
  • ¼ tsp spirulina , optional
  • 1 100g bar of dark chocolate , chopped
  • Festive sprinkles , optional for topping


  1. Step 1

    To a food processor, add coconut, maple syrup, coconut oil, peppermint extract and spirulina, if using. Pulse until combined and the mixture sticks together.

  2. Step 2

    Taste and add more peppermint extract if desired, a drop at a time. You can also add more spirulina at this point for a more vibrant green color. Be sure to taste the mixture though as you do not want to end up with chocolate peppermint patties that have a seaweedy aftertaste because of the spirulina.

  3. Step 3

    Form patties of about 1 tablespoon of the mixture using your hands. Make sure to compact it well so that it does not fall apart.

  4. Step 4

    Place on a parchment lined plate. Repeat to create a total of 12-13 patties. Refrigerate for 30 minutes to 1 hour or until set.

  5. Step 5

    Melt dark chocolate over a double boiler.

  6. Step 6

    Drop a patty, one at a time, into the melted chocolate. Carefully move around to ensure it is fully coated.

  7. Step 7

    Place back on parchment lined sheet and decorate with shredded coconut and/or festive sprinkles.

  8. Step 8

    Repeat for the rest of the patties.

  9. Step 9

    Place in the fridge for 30 minutes or until set. Enjoy!

  10. Step 10

    Store in the fridge for up to 5 days.

Common Questions & Swaps

  • Can I replace coconut oil with another oil? I would not recommend it as the coconut oil will harden when chilled and therefore help the filling stick together. You could however replace the coconut oil with homemade or store bought coconut butter.
  • Can I replace the maple syrup with another sweetener? Sure, I feel like agave or brown rice syrup would work well here.

  • Can I use sweetened shredded coconut? I think so, but I would leave out the maple syrup and add 1 tablespoon of coconut oil or coconut butter.

  • Can I use another type of chocolate? Yes, use your favorite one.

  • Can I leave out the spirulina? Absolutely! I used it mostly for the green color. So if you don’t have any, leave it out!

  • Can I substitute the peppermint extract? It is the key ingredient in this recipe so I would suggest leaving it in if you really want these patties to have a peppermint flavour. However, if you want these patties to simply be chocolate-coconut patties, simply leave it out. Also, for another variation, check out my Vegan Rose Flavored Bounty Bars.

Chocolate Peppermint Patties Stacked with the one on top cut in half.
Two Chocolate Peppermint Patties Stacked with the one on top cut in half.
Close up of filling of chocolate peppermint patty

Can you believe it is that time of the year already?

To me, it feels like just a few weeks ago we were stepping into 2020, excited about what this new year and new decade would bring to us!

Lo and behold, it was nothing like we had expected… So many traditions have been put aside or rethought. Many of us were not and are still not able to gather with our loved ones as much as we used to.

Through all these changes, one of the things that has kept me going is trying to preserve a few traditions. Culinary traditions to be more exact. On birthdays, I have still been baking cakes, even if I cannot share them with as many people as I would like. For Thanksgiving, Sam and I made a little feast for both of us and I intend to do the same for Christmas and the new year celebration.

Chocolate covered peppermint patty laying down with center showing.

One of my family traditions is to make lots of desserts during the holidays. We particularly love to make cookies! From gingerbread cookies to shortbreads, peanut butter cookies and much more, my mom and I are always super busy in the kitchen creating sweet delights! The best part about all this baking (apart from the desserts we get to enjoy!): my mom’s home always smells heavenly from all these delicious creations!

This brings us to these Chocolate Peppermint Patties. This recipe is one that both my boyfriend and my mom love. They are huge fans of the chocolate-peppermint combination and therefore, these patties are right up their alley!

What I personally love most about these: they are SO easy to make! Seriously!

They require only 6 ingredients, do not require any baking and are a total crowd pleaser. They taste so sophisticated with that delicious chewy filling and that glorious chocolate coating.

If you want to make them extra festive, simply garnish them with holiday-inspired sprinkles and you’ve got yourself a delicious plant based, gluten free holiday treat!

I really hope you try making these little patties yourself! They are a lovely holiday treat and people who love the chocolate peppermint combination will go crazy for them (especially if they also love coconut!).

If you do decide to make this recipe, make sure to let me know your thoughts below and share your creations on Instagram by tagging me (@muriellebanackissa).

I also wish you a wonderful start of your holiday season, stay safe & healthy!

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