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Peppermint Essential Oil Infused Chocolates

Edwina Peden ~ Birdsong Botanicals
A delectable raw treat for all. Everyone loves a peppermint chocolate and these tasty morsels will have you wanting more. All the yumminess without loads of sugar. 
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Snack
Servings 32 pieces

Ingredients
  

  • 200 grams Raw Cacao Butter Wafers or cut into 2cm pieces
  • 60 grams Raw Cacao Powder
  • 100 grams Maple Syrup
  • 1 tsp Vanilla Paste
  • 1 pinch Pink Salt
  • 4-6 drops doTERRA Peppermint Essential Oil

Instructions
 

Thermomix Method

  • Prep silicone moulds onto a baking tray.⠀
  • Place the cacao butter into a mixing bowl and chop 20 sec/speed 8. Scape down sides of mixing bowl.
  • Melt 10-14min/37 degrees/speed 1, or until completely melted. Scrape down the sides of the mixing bowl with a spatula.
  • Add cacao powder, maple syrup & vanilla and warm for 10 min/37 degrees/speed 1.
  • Add peppermint oil & blend chocolate for 10 secs/speed 5, then pour half of the chocolate mixture onto each of the prepared silicone moulds and place in freezer for 30mins. ⠀ ⠀

Conventional Method

  • Use your food processor to chop & blend cacao. To melt the cacao, pop a saucepan on the stove with water & then melt in a bowl over the water on low heat. ⠀
  • To melt the cacao, pop a saucepan on the stove with water & then melt in a bowl over the water on low heat. ⠀
  • Lastly add peppermint oil & give a good stir. 
  • Chocolates will keep in the fridge for up to a week. 

Notes

Variations:

You can use other flavouring oils like lavender, wild orange etc you can also make a bark by placing baking paper on a tray, spreading chocolate mixture onto it then sprinkling with your choice of roasted nuts, dried fruit & shredded coconut. ⠀

NEED OILS? head to www.birdsongbotanicals.com.au

Note: I only recommend doTERRA Essential Oils for your cooking. They are the worlds most trusted oils and are certified therapeutic and food grade. Please do not use any other essential oils as they may not be safe to ingest.
Keyword Chocolate, Dairy Free, Egg Free, Essential Oils, Gluten Free, Raw, Sweets, Vegan