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Happy Holidays Everyone

If you are like me and love to give and receive homemade gifts, I have a couple super fun recipes for you as well as super healthy for you and your friends and family.

For instance, So many people love Wax Melts and have the equipment to use them, however there are so many toxins in those little squares of yumminess, how about making your own so you can have a healthier version or get your friends using something less toxic in their homes?

Some great oils to use in these for the holidays are:

Orange

Clove

Peppermint

Frankincense

Myrrh

Lemon

Basil

OnGuard B (

and just about any diffuser blend you like.  Head on over to Diffuserblends.com (this is my affiliate link) sign up for a free trial and if you love it purchas a membership and I get a small commission. It honestly is one of my favorite places to hang out other than Pinterest.

But what if I don’t want to make wax melts?

The great thing about Coconut oil and essential oils is the versatility seriously, I am pretty sure you can make anything with them. Here is one of my favorite recipes and you can EAT them!

I borrowed this recipe from the Brown eyed Baker feel free to check out her blog!

YUM YUM and what a great gift!

 

Ok Here is the recipe:

HOMEMADE PEPPERMINT PATTIES

A homemade rendition of York Peppermint Patties.

INGREDIENTS:

  • 7½ cups powdered sugar, sifted
  • ⅓ cup evaporated milk
  • ⅓ cup light corn syrup
  • 3 tablespoons refined coconut oil
  • 1 to 1½ teaspoons peppermint extract
  • 24 ounces dark chocolate, finely chopped

DIRECTIONS:

  1. Using an electric mixer on low speed, beat together the powdered sugar, evaporated milk, corn syrup, coconut oil and peppermint extract until a soft dough forms. Divide the dough in two and form into disks, then wrap in plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes.
  2. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper; set aside. Sprinkle a clean work surface with powdered sugar, place one of the disks on the surface, sprinkle the top with powdered sugar, and roll out to a ¼-inch thickness. Using a 1⅞-inch round cookie cutter, cut out circles and place on the prepared baking sheet. Gather scraps and re-roll and cut additional circles until no more dough remains. Repeat with the second disk of dough. Place the baking sheet in the freezer until the rounds are firm, at least 30 minutes or overnight.
  3. When ready to dip the patties, place the finely chopped chocolate in a heatproof bowl placed over a small saucepan of barely simmering water. Stir occasionally with a rubber spatula until the chocolate is completely melted and smooth. Remove from the heat.
  4. Working with one round at a time, dip into the chocolate using a fork and allow any excess chocolate to drip off before returning the patty to the parchment-lined baking sheet. Repeat with all of the peppermint rounds and allow to set at room temperature, about 1 hour. The homemade peppermint patties can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 1 month

 

I hope you enjoy this weeks new DIY Recipes, Let me know how you tried them and if you made any changes like, adding a dash of orange eo or spearmint instead of peppermint, ohh how about orange basil and creating balls for the holidays? See it’s endless!

 

Let me know what you would like to see in the comments! And How your Holdiay preparations are going.

Oh and if you haven’t read it yet, Donna wrote a great Blog post all about dealing with Holiday Stress, I think you will find it funny and informatiive head on over and give it a read!

Essentially Yours,

Guen