1-1/2cupsunsweetened shredded coconutreserve 1-2 tbsp on the side as garnish or sub 1 cup pre-made coconut butter / manna
1tbspmelted coconut oil
Pinch sea salt
2drops peppermint extractor more depending on your taste
12ozhigh-quality dark chocolate or dairy-free dark chocolate chips
Cupcake wrapperslarge or small, your choice
Add the shredded coconut, coconut oil, vanilla, and salt to a food processor and allow it to run for several minutes until the coconut smooths out. You may need to add slightly more coconut oil, and if your blade isn’t sharp, you’ll not end up with a totally smooth result. You may want to opt for a store-bought coconut butter if you don’t have a machine that can handle the coconut.
Stir in the peppermint extract one drop at a time until it’s as minty as you prefer.
In a double boiler or in the microwave, gently melt the chocolate. I prefer a double boiler since it’s easy to keep the chocolate spreadable.
Place a spoonful of melted chocolate into the wrapper, smoothing it out with the back of the spoon to create sides and a bottom. Refrigerate until hardened.
Then, scoop a small amount of the filling into the cup and flatten until it covers the bottom. Hint: one batch of the coconut butter filling should make ~6 large cups or 10-12 small ones.
Place another spoonful of melted chocolate on top and smooth out. Refrigerate to harden.
Store in the refrigerator for best results. May also be kept frozen!
Dark Chocolate Mint Coconut Butter Cups Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 410Calories from Fat 279
% Daily Value*
Saturated Fat 20g100%
Vitamin A 20IU0%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.