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cocoa-peppermint power patties

by Jackie Newgent  |  December 5, 2021  |  1 Comment

a bit out of a cocoa-peppermint power patty

Loosely inspired by the candy version of peppermint patties, these cocoa-peppermint power patties give you all of the chocolatey and pepperminty flavors you desire. Plus, you can feel good about indulging in them!

cocoa-peppermint power patties mixture in food processor

How to make

These energy bites are so simple to fix. Just whirl together all ingredients – dates, hemp seeds, pistachios, almond butter, cocoa powder, vanilla extract, peppermint flavor, and sea salt – in a food processor. Then form into balls and flatten into patties. Or, if you prefer, shape into logs or bars –- or keep them as balls.

cocoa-peppermint power patties rolled into balls

How to eat

Enjoy one or two of them after a workout, as an anytime snack, whenever you need to satisfy a chocolate craving, or even as a breakfast on-the-go. Yep, really … they’re based on 100% wholesome dried fruit, seeds, and nuts, after all!

just made cocoa-peppermint power patties

As a treat

These patties are naturally sweet! But it you need bonus “sweet tooth” satisfaction, you can transform these patties into dessert by dipping them into or drizzling them with melted bittersweet and/or white chocolate. And, for an extra holiday-themed treat, sprinkle with crushed organic candy cane.

holiday plate of 3 cocoa-peppermint power patties

(Hey kids! Leave some out for Santa instead of sugary cookies. Ho! Ho! Ho!)

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a bit out of a cocoa-peppermint power patty

cocoa-peppermint power patties

  • Author: Jackie Newgent
  • Yield: 6 servings 1x
  • Category: Snack
  • Cuisine: American
  • Diet: Vegan

Description

Loosely inspired by the candy version of peppermint patties, these cocoa-peppermint power patties give you all of the chocolatey and pepperminty flavors you desire. Plus, you can feel good about indulging in them!


Ingredients

Units Scale
  • 6 ounces dried pitted dates (the moister the better)
  • 1/3 cup shelled hemp seeds
  • 1/3 cup shelled salted roasted pistachios
  • 1/3 cup natural creamy almond or cashew butter, no sugar or salt added
  • 3 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 3/4 teaspoon organic peppermint flavor (non-alcoholic)
  • 1/8 teaspoon fine sea salt

Instructions

  1. Blend all ingredients in a food processor on low speed until well combined, but mixture still has some texture.*
  2. Extra-firmly squeeze and roll mixture by hand into 12 balls, about 2 tablespoons (32 grams) mixture each. Then flatten into patties.
  3. For best results, store in the fridge or freezer.

Notes

*Note: If necessary, add vanilla unsweetened plant-based milk by the teaspoon to achieve desired rollable consistency. However, if the dates you use are moist, there should be no need to add any plant-based milk!


Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 2 patties
  • Calories: 270
  • Sugar: 20g includes 0g added sugars
  • Sodium: 85mg
  • Fat: 16g
  • Saturated Fat: 2g
  • Trans Fat: 0g
  • Carbohydrates: 29g
  • Fiber: 6g
  • Protein: 9g
  • Cholesterol: 0mg

Keywords: snack, post-workout snack, vegan snack, vegetarian snack, plant-based snack, energy bars, power bars, peppermint patties

Have a hankering for more chocolate? Try my favorite plant-based chocolate chip cookies (see recipe HERE), dark chocolate cherry martini (see recipe HERE), and double chocolate banana dessert bread (see recipe HERE). (But hopefully not all at one time!!!)

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