Paleo Irish Mint Patties

Monday, February 11, 2013

This is by far the fanciest dessert I have ever made.  In fact whenever I see a complicated looking dessert there is a high probability that I will never ever make it.  Take a rainbow cake for example.  That will never happen.  So when I spotted this recipe in Clean Eating magazine I simply glazed over it since I figured it looked way to complex to recreate myself.  Then I kept thinking about it.  So I went back and looked again.  Such a simple recipe!  I made a few little changes and this is so easy even a caveman can do it :)  The whole process to make these took me only about 20 minutes.  Now that is what I am talking about.

What you will need:
  • 1 10 oz bag of gluten and dairy free chocolate chips.
  • 1 cup of unsweetened shredded coconut. 
  • 6-8 fresh mint leaves + additional ones for topping as a garnish
  • 2 tbs of maple syrup
  • 1/2 tsp of peppermint extract
  • 3 tbs of hot water
Directions:
  1. Line line a 12 count muffin tin with paper or silicone muffin liners. 
  2. Melt your chocolate in the microwave or over stove for about 2 minutes or until it is fully melted.  Pour just enough chocolate into each liner so it just covers the bottom.  Place in the freezer for 20 minutes or until hardened. 
  3. In a food processor, add the coconut, mint leaves, maple syrup, peppermint extract and hot water.  Process until all everything is well combined.
  4. Remove chocolate from freezer and take out of liners.  Add a spoonful of the coconut mixture to a patty and place a second patty on top.  Top with a mint leave for garnish.
  5. Enjoy! 
These will melt if left out so make sure you keep them in the fridge until ready to eat.

These are so tasty and the perfect little treat!  I will be making these again for St. Patty's day coming up, which we will be celebrating around here for sure.  Hello I have a Guisness lovin Irish man living with me. 

Each patty has only 83 calories and 7 grams of carb.

21 comments:

Brittany Kyte said...

Oh my goodness, I am such a sucker for mint chocolate!! I will HAVE to try this out! Thanks!!

xo
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Hanna said...

Oh Lindsay....I am so excited about this recipe!!! I MUST bookmark it for later. I always go dairy and gluten free post baby for a LONG time for breastfeeding and bay weight!!!

LOVE THIS! Thank you!!!

xoxox Hanna

Vita @ Juicer Depot said...

These are perfect for St. Patty's Day. My Irish husband is going to love it.

Welcome said...

Do u love those silicone liners? Ive always wanted to buy them. Yu,mmY!

Brynn Renné said...

Oh my!!! WOW...must make ASAP!!! They are so adorable, too! XO Brynn

Love Meghan said...

this dessert looks sooooo good, and the presentation is beautiful! how do you find time to do all this with little ones? super mom!

Alexa said...

Ooh this does look fancy, but you're right, so simple. I always pass your recipes over to my friend who is gluten free, sugar free and dairy free. She loves them! :)

Penny said...

I love the pudgy little hand in the photo, stealing one! Proof that they are good enough for a toddler to want them! I also saw this in the magazine and glossed over it but you gave me courage to try. Your step by step photos are always so helpful.

Mindy said...

You are too funny. Maybe you could start with rainbow cupcakes instead of a whole cake. :) LOL

I'm always looking for gluten and dairy free desserts for a dinner I do for my girlfriend every year - which is coming up this weekend. I haven't committed to one yet, so I may just have to bust these out.

Kale and Coriander said...

Yummmmm Lindsay!!

Michelle Annett said...

YUMMY! These look great!

Ambria Haught said...

Oh my gosh!! These look SOOOOO delicious! Perfect St. Patty's day treat C:

sherri lynn said...

ohh these look so good! Anything chocolate and mint together is my favorite kind of dessert. And they are so pretty with the mint leaves!

MrsCzi said...

Looks delicious!

accioabigail said...

These look delicious!
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Eleanor at Mirror Of My World said...

this looks so delicious!! x

Lindsay said...

I have an obsession with ANYTHING mint :) YUM!

Whitney @ The Newlywed Chefs said...

These look perfect for Valentine's Day and to help get in the mood for St. Patty's! Yum!

Felicia said...

Is that Max's little hand in the background of your top picture trying to grab one?! Darling!!

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Unknown said...

These look so yummy! Thank you for the detailed instructions and photos - we'll be doing this as a family project for St. Patrick's Day today. I've made a similar treat doing the same thing with chocolate but substituting nut butter and maple syrup for the coconut-mint mixture. My kids loved the nut butter/chocolate combo (we used homemade almond butter), so I bet they'll love these as well. Have a great day!

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