We don't eat a lot of dessert at out house but Sunday is always dessert day. Always. It's become kind of a tradition. My kids get to take turns picking the dessert and helping to make it. They love when it's their turn. We've been trying a lot of new recipes lately and have discovered some new favorites. These nutty peppermint chocolate bites picked by my six year old were a huge hit. My kids were literately jumping up and down with excitement over them. This dessert did not disappoint. These little chocolate bites have everything packed into it. Rich chocolate, chewy coconut, pecans (my favorite nutty flavor) and just the right hint of mint.
Nutty Peppermint Chocolate Bites
1/4 cup + 2 tablespoons organic coconut oil, melted
1/4 cup cacao powder
1/4 cup almond butter
2-3 tablespoons raw honey
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon peppermint extract (I like this kind)
pinch salt (I like this kind)
1/2 cup pecans
1/2 cup unsweetened shredded coconut (I like this kind)
1. Combine coconut oil, cacao powder, almond butter, honey, vanilla, peppermint, and salt in a double boiler. Heat until well combined, stirring occasionally, about 5 minutes.
2. Chop pecans in a food processor. Add pecans and coconut to chocolate mixture. Stir to combine.
3. Pour mixture into silicone molds. Place in freezer until set. Remove from molds and store in airtight container in freezer.