(Halloween 2009, Please excuse my daughter's Green Teeth)
I want to thank Diana for graciously allowing me to Guest Post on her wonderful blog! Diana's food inspires me because it's eclectic, creative, and her blog is intelligently and articulately written.
Some of you may read my blog already. If you do, you know that I am a high raw, all vegan kind of girl and that I love creating raw desserts. So when I asked Diana what I should post about she jokingly said, well why don't you just recreate Peppermint Patties (this past week I recreated vegan versions of Peanut Butter Cups and Turtles).
Well, her Peppermint Pattie comment got me thinking and since peppermint is such a great holiday flavor, I thought I'd pair it with, what else, chocolate. And so I give you the following recipe:
Averie's Holiday Edition: Raw Vegan Chocolate-Peppermint Donut Holes 1 c flax seeds. Grind them well.
2 Tbsp Maple Syrup (not technically raw) or Agave
2 Heaping Tbsp Cocoa Powder 1/2 Tsp Peppermint Extract (caveat: Start Slowly with peppermint extract. It is much more potent and stronger than vanilla, almond, hazelnut or other extracts. Once you add it, youcannot un-do it. So, start slowly going 1/2 Tsp at a time depending on how Pepperminty you like things)
Here's the ground flax seeds with the maple syrup, coconut oil, and peppermint extract.
Then the cocoa powder on top. It just smells so good when you add that in.
Blend everything until well incorporated. Food processor, Vita, Magic Bullet, whatever works.
I took the dough out and formed 15 Raw Vegan Chocolate-Peppermint Donut Holes
These would also make great hostess gifts for when you don't really want to spend money on a bottle of wine, flowers, or trinkets that the hostess won't remember anyway. Amidst all of the holiday buzz, someone will remember homemade Raw Vegan Chocolate-Peppermint Donut Holes.
And this recipe takes precisely 10 Minutes to make from Start to Finish. Better, faster, far cheaper, and much healthier than any store-bought dessert.
I hope you enjoy the Raw Vegan Chocolate-Peppermint Donut Holes and give them a whirl!
p.s. If this recipe catches your eye, I do have related recipes....
I like to get creative with what I eat, while keeping it as healthy as possible. I'm what They call a flexitarian, which in my case means that I am a habitual vegetarian but do not deliberately exclude meat and animal products. I rarely buy meat to cook myself, though I enjoy it without guilt when the spirit moves me. This is where I post the stuff that floats my proverbial boat.
You can see my old blog, which is all about my year teaching English in China (2005-2006), at http://chinabrog.blogspot.com