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Healthy Peppermint Patty Bars

A healthy dessert recipe perfect for the Holiday season. This no-bake peppermint patty bars recipe is loaded with everything good. An indulgent mix of nuts, coconut and topped with hardened peppermint chocolate. An easy way to indulge without the bloat, these no-bake peppermint patty bars come together quicker than you think and work for any occasion.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword gluten-free peppermint patties, no bake peppermint patty bars, peppermint patties, peppermint patty bar recipe
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 0 minutes
30 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 16 squares
Calories 253kcal

Ingredients

  • For the base
  • 2 cups oats ground into a flour, gluten-free if necessary
  • 2/3 cups almonds
  • 1/2 cup pecans
  • 1 cup cashews
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 4 tablespoons cacao powder
  • 2 tablespoon coconut sugar
  • 1/4 cup shredded coconut unsweetened
  • 1/3 cup coconut oil
  • 2 tablespoons almond milk
  • 3 tablespoons honey
  • For the topping
  • 2 tablespoon coconut oil measured solid
  • 1/2 cup chocolate chips mini or chunks
  • 1 teaspoon coconut sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3/4 teaspoon mint & peppermint extract
  • 1/8 cup chopped almonds or coconut for topping

Instructions

  • In a food processor, roughly chop the nuts. Leave some chunks for texture.
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  • In a large bowl, combine the oat flour, nut mixture, salt, cocoa powder, and sugar. Mix. In a small bowl melt the coconut oil and honey.
  • Pour wet into dry and mix. It will still look slightly dry. Add in the almond milk. It should look somewhat wet. It should also hold together when you press it.
  • Line an 8x8 pan with parchment paper. Dump the base into the pan and use another piece of parchment to press the mixture down throughout the pan evenly.
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  • Once the coconut oil is melted and the chips are halfway melted, turn the burner off. Add in the remaining topping ingredients and stir until combined.
    Healthy, no bake, gluten free, easy chocolate peppermint patty bars. Squares, busy mom, dessert, snack, kid treat, Christmas,
  • Remove the base mixture from the freezer and pour the chocolate over top using a silicone spatula to distribute it. The chocolate mixture will harden quickly so move fast to spread it. This makes a thin coating of chocolate over the peppermint patty bars. If you want thicker, double the recipe.
  • Finally, top the mixture with crushed almonds or coconut and press them into the chocolate with the spatula.
  • Return the pan to the freezer for 30-60 minutes to set. Cut the peppermint patty bars into squares.
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  • Leave in the freezer until ready to serve then place in the fridge for ten minutes.

Notes

Note: You can grab all of the ingredients you need from my Pantry Staples. 
You can use either cocoa powder or cacao powder for the recipe. cacao powder comes with a host of health benefits and is my kitchen staple. However, cocoa powder is slightly sweeter.
Nutritional Information does not include toppings.

Nutrition

Calories: 253kcal | Carbohydrates: 21g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 18g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 1mg | Sodium: 85mg | Potassium: 171mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 9g | Vitamin A: 13IU | Calcium: 37mg | Iron: 2mg