Chocolate Peppermint Love

by brenda on February 1, 2011

 Chocolate Peppermint Love Bars

I am in love. Ok, first with my God, second with my husband, third with my kids, but fourth? Fourth with these lovely chocolates. :) Have I mentioned that I love chocolate? And that we went 9 months or so on GAPS with NO chocolate because we thought we couldn’t have it on the diet? Yes, let me tell you, it was torture. ;) Well, this is just what I needed to make up for those months of torture…

 

Chocolate Peppermint Love Bars

1/2 cup coconut oil

1/2 cup coconut butter

1 tsp vanilla extract

2 tsp peppermint extract

1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder (pure)

1/4 cup raw honey

1 cup unsweetened shredded coconut

 

unbleached parchment paper

 

Use your parchment paper to line a 9×13 pan and set it aside. Make sure you have freezer space for you 9×13 pan. :) If not, use 2 smaller pans, or make half a recipe (gasp!), or whatever you need to do. :) Or, my suggestion, buy a whole freezer and fill it with these things! You never know when you might want need chocolate!

Throw everything except the shredded coconut (and the parchment paper ;) ) into your food processor. Combine until it’s a beautifully mixed chocolate liquid consistency. Add in the shredded coconut, process for just  a couple of seconds to let it mix in, but don’t chop it up too much.

Spread this mixture into your prepared pan(s). Let it sit in the freezer for at least 10 minutes. Cut into bars, or just break off pieces and start devouring. :)

Note that these must be eaten out of the freezer, as they will eventually melt and make a mess. Chocolate topping for GAPS legal ice cream, anyone? (it’s like the magic shell stuff, remember that? ;) )

I originally found this recipe here, but I modified it to contain 1/2 coconut butter and 1/2 coconut oil, and I like them better this way because they don’t melt as quickly.

 

Enjoy, and share the love!!!

 

This recipe was shared at Hearth and Soul Hop 

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  • Ruth

    What?! I thought no cocoa powder allowed on GAPS. Did I have the wrong info?

  • http://www.wellfedhomestead.com brenda

    Ruth, Dr. Campbell McBride talks about chocolate in the FAQ’s, here: http://www.gapsdiet.com/FAQs.html

  • http://www.mexicanwildflower.blogspot.com Katie

    I make something similar to this but I’ve never used coconut flakes before, great idea!

  • http://withoutadornment.wordpress.com Christine

    These look sinfully delicious. A stupid question: what’s the difference between coconut oil and coconut butter?

  • http://www.wellfedhomestead.com brenda

    Hi Christine! Thanks for the question–it’s not stupid! The coconut butter contains some of the meat of the coconut, and the oil is just the oil. It’s thicker than coconut oil and for candies like this, it keeps nicer at room temp. :)

  • http://www.wellfedhomestead.com brenda

    Katie, I’d love to hear what your recipe is! :)

  • http://www.amoderatelife.com alex at a moderate life

    Hi Brenda! dont you just love surprises like that! So glad you can have these lovely healthy chocolates! what a treat! Thanks for sharing them on the hearth and soul hop! all the best, Alex

  • RoseAnn

    I am really enjoying your blog! Gearing up for the full GAPS I was getting worried about the no chocolate thing! :) I have a recipe that my family loves. I may try it with coconut butter instead of just the oil. I store mine in the freezer and we enjoy bits every now and then. Thanks so much!!

  • http://www.breastfeedingmomsunite.com Melodie

    We made these tonight. Easy and delicious. Many thanks!

  • Rebecca

    Where do you get coconut butter?

  • http://twitter.com/mnuffins Meagan

    Wow, just found this. LOOKS fab! I’ve been wanting to do something similar for a while!

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  • Tina

    Could you substitute butter for coconut butter?

  • Greta

    omg…these are way too yummy

  • Age13GAPSlover

    Looks good but can it really be that easy

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