Chocolate Dipped Peppermint Coconut Snowflakes {Guest Post by Purely Twins}

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The only thing better than one healthy food blogger is two! That’s what you get when you visit Lori and Michelle of Purely Twins. I am so happy to have these gluten-free, fitness-lovin’, sweet-tooth-flauntin’ sisters at my Clean Eating Cocktail Party. Seeing their posts pop up in my reader is always a source of motivation to get movin’ or get in the kitchen’ – often both. They are the unofficial queens of socca bread, coming up with a zillion variations even including Chocolate Socca. They love their donuts too, they even make them out of avocado! And they are *really* good with chia, hello Cookies ‘n Cream Chia Pudding!

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Hello everyone! We are both so excited to share this sweet healthy dessert recipe with you today! Not only do we love enjoying desserts, but we love sharing them with family and friends. A huge thank you to Cara for putting together this great collection of recipes for Clean Eating Cocktail Parties! We are honored to share a yummy recipe to add to the collection!

What is it about chocolate and mint that is so good together? Are you a fan of this combo? We sure are! We have a ton of recipes using these two flavors. We admit it is our favorite flavor combo!

It’s that time of year that starts snow falling (of course depending where you live), sweets all around, and family and friends gathering together. Oh we just love the holiday season!

Everyone loves making a quick and easy dessert, especially when you have less than an hour to gather a “plate of food” to bring to the office or neighborhood party. Our chocolate dipped peppermint coconut snowflakes can be made in no time! No standing in the kitchen for hours with this yummy dessert.

We hope your friends and family enjoy this recipe too. We polished off these peppermint coconut snowflakes easily. They are sweet, chewy, moist, and chocolatey! A delectable sweet treat that will have you coming back for more :)

Did we mention this recipe is super easy to make?

Using your favorite mint chocolate bar for the melted dipped chocolate just completes the whole peppermint snowflakes!

The right about of sweetness, chew, and chocolatey mint flavor in each bite!

If you are a chocolate peppermint fan than these peppermint snowflakes are perfect for you to serve for you and your loved ones to enjoy this holiday season!

Thanks again for letting us share a quick and healthy sweet dessert to share at your holiday parties!

Lori and Michelle, purelytwins

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Chocolate Dipped Peppermint Coconut Snowflakes

Yield: 16-18 soft & chewy cookies

Cacao-studded, chewy raw macaroons dipped in decadent mint chocolate. A gluten-free, vegan, and naturally sweetened holiday treat!

Ingredients:

2 cups shredded coconut flakes
3 tbsp coconut flour (or almond meal)
1/3 cup +2 tbsp honey (or maple syrup or agave nectar)
1 teaspoon peppermint
1 -2 tbsp cacao nibs (or chocolate chips)
1/4 cup coconut oil, liquid
1 mint chocolate bar for dipping, melted (about 3oz)

Directions:

Place your coconut flakes and flour into a food processor. Next add in your honey, peppermint extract and cacao nibs or chocolate chips (we like the rich bitter like flavor from the cacao nibs mixed in these, but any chocolate chips would do great, or you could omit if desired!)

Pulse everything together. Batter will be sticky.

Next add in your liquid coconut oil. And mix together.

Scoop with a cookie scooper. Size and amount will vary depending on size scooper.

Place coconut snowflakes on a plate and set in fridge as you melt your chocolate bar.

We recommend melting your chocolate bar using the double boiler method (in one glass bowl place your chocolate bar and with a second bowl fill with hot water, and place your chocolate filled bowl on top of hot water bowl. let the steam begin to melt the chocolate).

Once chocolate is melted remove your coconut snowflakes from the refrigerator to start dipping. Place your coconut snowflakes into the melted chocolate with the flat bottom getting covered in chocolate. Flip over coconut snowflakes so chocolate side is facing up on plate. Since the coconut snowflakes were cold, the chocolate will start getting hard pretty fast. Then you can flip back over.

Enjoy!

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25 Responses to “Chocolate Dipped Peppermint Coconut Snowflakes {Guest Post by Purely Twins}”

  1. 1

    Purely Twins — November 29, 2012 @ 10:00 am Reply

    Thank you for asking us to be apart of this!! So many great recipes here for holiday parties!

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    Kammie @ Sensual Appeal — November 29, 2012 @ 11:16 am Reply

    These… look BEAUTIFUL <3 Totally pinning and gonna make soon! :)

  4. 3

    Caity @ Moi Contre La Vie — November 29, 2012 @ 11:48 am Reply

    CANNOT WAIT to make these. Yum!

  5. 4

    Ricki — November 29, 2012 @ 4:30 pm Reply

    Totally incredible sounding! And so pretty, too. :)

  6. 5

    Brittany — November 29, 2012 @ 5:34 pm Reply

    These look delicious – the Pure2Raw ladies are awesome.

  7. 6

    Ali @ WHOLEistically Fit — November 29, 2012 @ 5:49 pm Reply

    I am swooning over these! ;)

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    Beth @ Tasty Yummies — November 29, 2012 @ 5:55 pm Reply

    Yum these look great! Chocolate, mint and coconut….three of my very favorite things!

  9. 8

    Joanne — November 29, 2012 @ 9:02 pm Reply

    This has coconut AND mint?? Sounds like an instant favorite to me!

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    raechel @the rebel grrrl kitchen — November 29, 2012 @ 11:28 pm Reply

    I love the sound of these! They will definitely make an appearance at my holiday party! : )

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    Sarah — November 30, 2012 @ 9:41 pm Reply

    These look amazing. I know they would be a true crowd pleaser at my holiday party.

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    Meghanne — December 5, 2012 @ 6:28 pm Reply

    Do you think you could use stevia instead of honey?

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      Cara — December 5, 2012 @ 7:19 pm

      Hi Meghanne,
      I haven’t tried this recipe yet, but it seems to me that the honey (or other liquid sweetener) helps the coconut stick together so I don’t think stevia would work.

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      Meghanne — December 6, 2012 @ 3:15 pm

      I just made these, with the raw honey :) I didn’t have any nibs or chocolate chips but did have some dark cocoa which I added in about 2tbs. They aren’t as pretty but the chocolate mint macaroon dipped in mint chocolate (I used endangered species brand) but they are AMAZING.

    • 11.3

      pure — December 6, 2012 @ 6:12 pm

      We do not feel stevia would work as a replacement due to the volume and texture. Honey provides the chew and helps hold it together. Sorry!

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    natalie — December 7, 2012 @ 2:34 pm Reply

    these are AMAZING. I used maple syrup for the sweetener and dipped them in regular dark chocolate because I didn’t have a mint bar on hand, and they’re absolutely delicious! a new holiday favorite for sure :)

    • 12.1

      Cara — December 7, 2012 @ 11:09 pm

      so glad to hear it! Can’t wait to try these myself :)

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    christine — February 19, 2013 @ 11:10 am Reply

    wow! these look great and sound so easy to make – win, win:)

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