Allow us to introduce one of our favorite go-to blogs, Stupid Easy Paleo. Steph Gaudreau combines twelve years of science teaching experience, a certificate in holistic nutrition, and an unabashed love of tasty Paleo food on her blog, Stupid Easy Paleo. Today she shares with us one of our favorite treats: Dark Chocolate Mint Coconut Butter Cups. You can learn more about Steph and her recipes below.
Dark chocolate mint coconut butter cups are so tempting that I only make them once a year at the holidays as sweet little homemade gifts for family & friends. They’re pretty easy to make and you can put together a large batch relatively quickly. Trust me, they’re always a huge hit!
Not a fan of mint? You can leave out the peppermint essential oil and just use vanilla extract. They’re still good, but if you’re a fan of peppermint patties, you should give it a try.
Ingredients for the Dark Chocolate Mint Coconut Butter Cups:
- 1-1/2 cups unsweetened shredded coconut (reserve 1-2 Tablespoons on the side as garnish)
- 1 Tablespoon melted coconut oil
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
- Pinch of sea salt
- Optional: 2 drops of peppermint essential oil
- 12 ounces (350 grams) high quality dark chocolate
You can find directions on how to assemble these delicious treats here.
Steph went Paleo in 2010, and it didn’t take long for her to decide that she was never turning back. Eating clean, nutrient-dense foods has fueled her both in life and as a competitive athlete. Steph’s mission is to spread the word about how to make simple, tasty recipes to help people in their quests to just eat real food. She authored ”The Paleo Athlete: A Beginner’s Guide to Real Food for Performance” in 2014.