Friday, December 7, 2012

Peppermint Bonbons ~ A GAPS, Paleo, & Raw Dessert Recipe

Christmas time, as happy and joyous as it is, can also be a daunting season for those on a restrictive diet.  Everywhere you turn, there's a platter of sugar cookies and fudge.  Constantly denying oneself these treats wares on a body, so this month I'm focusing on creating beautiful, delicious desserts that you could easily see on any "normal" holiday dessert table.  It's a happy thing when everyone at the party can indulge without destroying their bodies.

Peppermint Bonbons {Gluten-Free, Paleo, GAPS-Friendly, Raw}
Prep time: 30 minutes, makes about 24 bonbons

For the filling:
For the shell:
  1. Scoop coconut cream concentrate out into saucepan with all the ingredients and melt over low heat until everything is thoroughly combined.  Shape mixture into balls that are about the amount of 1 tablespoon.  Place them in the fridge while you prepare the chocolate shell.
  2. Put all shell ingredients in a saucepan over very low heat and stir until it's liquified and smooth.  Pour in a small bowl (I used a ramekin).  Dip each bonbon in the shell, then dip them again for a second coat.  Store in the refrigerator until ready to serve.  They will hold their shape for several hours outside of the fridge.


  1. Oh golly. These look so yummy. Are they strongly coconutty? Not that that's a bad thing, just wondering.

  2. I'm curious about the coconuttyness of them too :)

  3. Thank you! :) The coconut flavor is very faint; almost undetectable. The mint extract overpowers it. Taste the mixture and then you can always mix in more mint extract if you'd like.

  4. It's practically undetectable. Add more mint extract if you don't want to taste it at all. :)

  5. I really want to try these and am wondering what big market stores, if any in the Portand OR area sells coconut cream concentrate. I think I must have to mail order otherwise.

  6. i'm wondering about making some coconutty ones as well as peppermint, would you recommend adding something to make the coconut flavor more pronounced? perhaps rolling the coated bonbons in coconut as well?

  7. You could definitely do that! Omitting the mint extract will leave it tasting coconutty, too. Have fun experimenting!

  8. coconut concentrate is also called creamed coconut or coconut butter. whole foods carries a few types and most health food stores carry at least a couple.


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