Chocolate Peppermint Bites

My husband was a huge fan of junior mints.  They are kind of off limits now that he is vegan and eats no processed foods.  So I decided to try and make a minty treat he could enjoy. Chocolate peppermint bites.  These Chocolate Peppermint Bites came out great, and you can think of them like a a homemade junior mint recipe!

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I think he was pretty pleased with the way these turned out.  They are so easy to make too.  Just a few minutes to throw together and then some time to chill in the fridge.  I rolled mine into big balls, but you can do bite sized ones as well.  These would be a perfect dessert for holiday parties too!

Chocolate Peppermint Bites

Chocolate Peppermint Bites

Chocolate Peppermint Bites

Serves 12 large peppermint balls     adjust servings

The perfect treat for holiday parties!


    For the balls

    For the chocolate coating


    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!