Today’s yummy and easy chocolate peppermint snack balls recipe comes courtesy of Krista from Food Savvy. I first met Krista through Pinterest and her birthday cake chocolate icing. I mean, just one look at this picture and you’d know why I’d want to be her friend (click on the pic to take you to that recipe because I know you totally want to):
*Drool* Am I right?!
Anyway, it turns out that Krista is a nutritional therapist (and big-time chocolate lover!) and has a ton of good stuff going on at her blog, Food Savvy. I hope you’ll check out her blog and enjoy her yummy chocolate peppermint snack balls!
Chocolate Peppermint Snack Balls
Raise your hand if you love chocolate.
If you’re sitting there with your hand in the air (which I totally hope you are) then I’m sure you’ll love this recipe.
Not only are these Snack Balls packed with the healthy, nourishing fats that are found in butter, but since they aren’t cooked you are getting nutrients and enzymes from the raw honey!
- ½ cup butter (for dairy-free use coconut butter)
- ¼ cup cacao powder (find HERE)
- ¼ cup raw honey (find HERE)
- ½ tsp. pure vanilla extract
- pinch of sea salt
- 1 drop of food grade peppermint essential oil (I use THIS
- Ensure butter is at room temperature
- Mix all ingredients together in a medium bowl
- Line a plate with parchment paper and make the mixture into balls (hint- using a melon baller or a tablespoon measure makes this process easy!)
- If you desire, sprinkle some optional toppings on the chocolate balls (Ex- coconut flakes, sea salt)
There’s not much better than a quick’n’easy, delicious, healthy chocolatey-snack.
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Krista Butler is a no-nonsense Nutritional Therapist who believes in all things that involve Real Food. You will most likely find her eating avocados or laying in her backyard hammock (when weather permits!).
How much honey? 1/4 tsp, cup???
1/4 cup – Thanks for letting me know! I just updated the recipe so it’s right now 🙂
How do you decide whether to eat an EO or not?….the one I clicked on above(peppermint) says therapeutic grade.
Therapy Grade is about the best. CPTG Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade essential oils are guaranteed to be pure, natural, and free of synthetic compounds or contaminates. Some oils say “not for human consumption”. They could have anything above in it or for insurance purposes not want to be bothered with all the hoops to jump through even if they are pretty pure. So go for the therapy grade.
oh my goodness…yummm. I invite you to share at my hop today Hugs
So hard to find recipes for those that are restricted in many ways. This one fits the bill. THANKS.
So happy to hear!
Salted or Unsalted butter?
Cameron, I’ve used both and either way tastes great! I don’t add any extra sea salt if my butter was salted, though.
hey i have all the ingredients except peppermint oil!! i have a bottle of peppermint extract. do you think this would work??
Hi Joanna, Yes it would work, but you’d have to add more peppermint extract. Peppermint oil is super concentrated. I’d start out with 1/4 or 1/2 teaspoon of peppermint extract and then do a little taste test to see if you need to add more. Hope that helps!