Yes, healthy peppermint bark!
By far, my favorite holiday candy is my Coconut Butter Candy Melties.
Apparently, everyone else’s favorite holiday candy is peppermint bark. So I figured I’d combine my favorite with everyone else’s favorite to get something we all can love:
When it’s difficult to keep from eating the whole thing before I can even take a photo, I know a recipe is a success. Staying away from this bark was hard!
Candyland Healthy Peppermint Bark
- 1/2 cup coconut butter (Cacao butter might work, but I haven’t tried.)
- 12 drops pure peppermint extract (scant 1/4 tsp), or more if desired
- 1 1/2 tbsp pure maple syrup OR stevia drops to taste (I even like it unsweetened, so you can try that too!)
- optional sprinkles, crushed candy canes, or other garnishes
Mix all ingredients together in a bowl. (Make sure to melt your coconut butter into a thick paste first if it’s rock-hard. I like to stick the jar in a warm—not hot—oven for just a few minutes then stir. If your coconut butter refuses to melt into a spreadable paste, you can add a little melted virgin coconut oil to the jar, stir, and it works like a charm!) Spread the mixture onto wax paper, then put it in the fridge or freezer to harden. After just a few minutes in the freezer, it’s become delicious bark!
Chocolate Peppermint Bark: Replace the coconut butter with Homemade Hot Chocolate Butter.
Do you remember the game Candyland?
My sister and I played that game all the time! That and Shoots-n-Ladders. We especially liked to play with my grandma, and we’d team up against her… But looking back, I’m pretty sure she let us win.
For more coconut recipes: Over 100 Healthy Coconut Butter Recipes.