I made you Homemade Junior Mints! Junior Mints are a childhood favorite for many people. If you are not familiar with Junior Mints, they have a minty soft center covered by chocolate. Junior Mints have always been my husband’s favorite candy, so I set out to make a clean recipe for them. Here is the ingredient list for Junior Mints that I found at Ask.com:
“Sugar, semi sweet chocolate, corn syrup, modified food starch, confectioner’s glaze, invertase, soya albumin and gelatin.”
Okay, I don’t even have a clue why they need so many ingredients. Especially weird ones like invertase? What the heck is that?? I am proud to say my Homemade Junior Mints only contain simple ingredients!
I am happy to say that these homemade junior mints are vegan, gluten free and paleo approved. If you are not a coconut fan, don’t worry. You seriously can’t taste the coconut flavor in this recipe. All I taste is the chocolate and the peppermint.
The coconut butter in this recipe gives these homemade junior mints the perfect texture. If you like homemade candy recipes you should also check out these clean eating peanut butter cups and my coconut almond fudge.