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Peppermint Patties…oh, my

Nothing says freshness like peppermint patties but have you ever looked at the ingredients? Yikes! Learn how to make homemade peppermint patties with wholesome ingredients.

If you’ve been hanging out with us for very long, you’ve probably realized that we mainly cook from scratch. But we’re also not food purists. Occasionally we’ll eat processed foods and we go out to eat at times. But for the most part we try to avoid processed foods. And sometimes that’s hard to do.

I was so happy to get a review copy of Kresha Faber’s new book, The DIY Pantry – 30 Minutes to Healthy, Homemade Food. If I counted correctly, there are over 150 recipes for pantry staples such as condiments, crackers, cookies, breads, pickles, salad dressings, spices, beverages and sweets.

Kresha has done an amazing job of covering all the pantry staples and then some. I’m excited to try my hand at making my own Worchestershire sauce. And how handy is it to learn how to make your own sweetened condensed milk? All the recipes have a little blurb about the history of the item or something special about one of the ingredients. And since I’m a sucker for stories in cookbook, I loved that. To me it’s so much better than just a recipe.

All the recipes take less than 30 minutes of hands on time. The hands on time is listed for each recipe along with the amount of inactive time. The other things listed for each recipe are the difficulty level guide, approximate cost per serving, yield, nutrition information and if it’s gluten free, dairy free, egg free or vegan.

Whenever I review a book with recipes I always ask if I can share one with you. Kresha was kind enough to let me share her Peppermint Patty recipe. I mean, really, who makes their own peppermint patties? I do, now!

Homemade Peppermint Patties

Homemade Peppermint Patties
Prep Time 30 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes


  • 1/2 cup coconut oil, soft but still solid
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 3/4 teaspoon peppermint extract
  • 1/2 - 1 cup dark chocolate chips, melted
  • 1 tablespoon cocoa butter (optional)
  • 1 tablespoon coconut milk (optional)


Blend the coconut oil, honey and peppermint extract in a food processor or whisk vigorously by hand until smooth.

Spoon by heaping tablespoons into mini muffin tins and smooth down top as you are able.  Place in freezer for at least 30 minutes to harden.

Melt the chocolate and cocoa butter over very low heat, adding coconut milk if needed to thin it to a consistency that's easy for dipping.  When chocolate is melted, set aside until cool to touch but still liquid.  Have a plate or parchment paper ready.

Pop the coconut oil patties out of the muffin tin; then submerge the mint into the chocolate with a fork and place them on a plate.  Return them to the freezer to firm up the chocolate, about 10 minutes.

Store in an airtight container in the freezer for up to a month.


By Kresha Faber - used with permission on

Adapted from {Excerpted from The DIY Pantry by Kresha Faber Copyright © 2014 by F+W Media, Inc. Used by permission of the publisher. All rights reserved. }

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Ok, that last step made me laugh. Ours lasted about a minute after that picture was taken!


You can order your copy of The DIY Pantry by Kresha Faber here or check your local bookstore or library. Although I think once you check it out from the libray you’re not going to want to return it.

Thanks for sharing with your friends!

tessa - homestead lady

Friday 18th of July 2014

where the heck is my cocoa butter?! I know it says optional but it really does make everything better. 11pm - nah, its not too late, right?

Angi Schneider

Saturday 19th of July 2014

lol...I actually made the these at about 10:30 one night. I wanted to make sure that Carl and I got some before the teenagers found them...

Christine @ Once Upon a Time in a Bed of Wildflowers

Friday 2nd of May 2014

Oh-my-freaking-goodness!!! Those look divine!!! :)


Friday 2nd of May 2014

These look so good! They would be a big hit around here!

Krystyna @ Spring Mountain Living

Thursday 1st of May 2014

Pinned & shared with like everyone I know! Who said dessert had to be unhealthy? All great ingredients.

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