Chocolate Peppermint Bites

Serves 12 large peppermint balls     adjust servings

The perfect treat for holiday parties!


    For the balls

    • 2 cups shredded coconut (I used unsweetened coconut)
    • 9 medjool dates pitted
    • 1/2 tsp peppermint extract
    • 2 T milk (I used almond milk )

    For the chocolate coating

    • 1 3.5oz chocolate bar (I used Endangered Species Dark Chocolate )
    • 2 T cocoa or cacao powder
    • 2 T coconut oil
    • 2 T almond milk
    • 2-3 T maple syrup


    1. In the food processor , mix the shredded coconut and the dates.
    2. Once they are blended, add in the peppermint extract and milk.
    3. Carefully roll the mixture into balls. It will be loose and feel like it doesn’t want to stick together, but trust me, it will firm up in the fridge.
    4. Set the balls into a small baking sheet covered with parchment paper .
    5. Put the balls in the fridge to chill. I waited about 30 minutes.
    6. While the balls are chilling, make the chocolate mixture.
    7. Heat all the chocolate ingredients in a saucepan , and stir until smooth.
    8. Using two forks, roll each ball in the chocolate mixture and set back on the baking sheet .
    9. Once done with all the balls, place them back in the fridge to set up.


    Recipe Notes

    I got about 12 large balls out of my batch. You can store them in the fridge or freezer. Enjoy!

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