Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Recipe Link: Homemade Peppermint Patties

How exciting is it that the Craft Magazine blog, which tends to showcase sugary sweets and vegan concoctions, recently featured a recipe for a totally low-carb friendly "high-fat, low-sugar version" of York Peppermint Patties?


Emily at Joyful Abode writes:

One of my husband’s favorite candies is the York Peppermint Patty. This minty-chocolate treat might not be the most popular candy bar on the market, but it’s not that far of a stretch from his favorite ice cream, mint chocolate chip.

But take a look at this ingredient list:

sugar, corn syrup, semi- sweet chocolate (chocolate, sugar, cocoa, milk fat, cocoa butter, soy lecithin, PGPR, emulsifier, vanillian, artificial flavor), invert sugar, egg whites, and oil of peppermint

Gross, huh? I mean, lots of dieters LOVE York peppermint patties because they’re “OMG FAT FREE!” but with sugar in their ingredient list four times, they’re far from “good for you.” So I set out to make a much more nourishing, high-fat, low-sugar version.

Click through to check out her recipe, which includes Organic Coconut Chips (which I had never heard of but are sugar free and sound delicious). Low-carbers would be wise to omit the honey in the recipe, which Emily even admits wasn't necessary due to the sweetness of the chocolate.

Even if the "real thing" isn't as good for you, there's still no beating their old commercials: