coconut peppermint patties

Coconut Peppermint Patties

it’s not so much the daily
wake up ritual we partake in,
where sometimes i coax you out of slumber
with promises of kisses,
or i downright threaten to withhold kisses
it’s not so much the
evening hugs we make time for,
no matter how much i need
to go pee
this is a deep & abiding glimpse
of this love we’ve been working on

Coconut Peppermint Patties

this month you mark another
yearlong trip around the sun
it was never about the destination
i only ever care about the journey
as long as i’m with you
cus darling,
we are adventurers in this
life we’ve been working on

for your birthday this year
i made your favorite combo:
chocolate + mint
because i adore you
and because i’m your
Ride Or Die Bitch

Coconut Peppermint Patties

coconut peppermint patties
yields: 24 patties

*note: in lieu of the coconut flakes, you can use all powdered sugar. i decided to use the coconut flakes because this particular brand soaks up moisture really well, and i wanted to cut on the sweetness.

2 cups powdered sugar
1/4 cup unsweetened coconut flakes, i used Let’s Do Organic
2 tsp pure peppermint extract
1/2 tsp salt
2 TBL softened (just below room temp) coconut oil
2 TBL coconut creamer, i used So Delicious

beat everything in a mixing bowl with a paddle. everything will start out crumbly and ugly and alarming, walk away. come back after 30 seconds – a 1 minute, it should be creamy and well incorporated. when you touch the mixture, it will be soft but not sticky. if it is sticky, add more powdered sugar, a tablespoon at a time, until it’s no longer sticky. it’ll be stiff.

scrape mixture out of bowl onto a long piece of plastic wrap. form into a tube, about 1 1/2″ in diameter. wrap up well and be sure to tie the ends up. fridge up till firm, about 45 minutes. cut into desired thickness, aim for 1/4″. dip into melted chocolate and allow to cool and harden.

i chopped up a 5oz bar of chocolate, at least 70% cacao, melted over a double boiler. ( i used scharffen berger)

BAM!

Coconut Peppermint Patties

my other dw birthday concoctions:
homemade thin mints – 2013
mint chocolate cake – 2012

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22 thoughts on “coconut peppermint patties

  1. Such a sweet post! Happy birthday to your man and he is luckyyyy to get these little treats. I actually bought a York Patty the other day at the grocery checkout display. I love chocolate with mint! Adding coconut to the mix sounds sublime.

  2. Oh my god hahaha I died at the end. And the beginning.
    “no matter how much i need
    to go pee
    this is a deep & abiding glimpse
    of this love we’ve been working on” <– so fitting to me and Erik. I ALWAYS have to pee at the worst times.

    You're amazing. These photos are amazing. Your writing is amazing. Done.

  3. Oh Lan, he must be a very very special man to be honored with capitalized words! 😉
    I wish you both much joy in the celebrations, wish I could cram one of these delectably photographed pieces of deliciousness in my mouth RIGHT NOW, and pass on my belated best wishes to one who inspires such eloquently crafted happiness.

  4. Oh, Happy belated Birthday to your beloved!
    It’s the bookend of March, it’s snowing and below 20 F; I’d happily drown myself in batch of these gems, along with a book and a bottle of rum from Barbados.

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