Dark Chocolate Avocado Truffles with Peppermint Essential Oil

Indulge your sweet tooth without compromising your health goals with these delicious and healthy chocolate truffles. These truffles are full of antioxidants, healthy fats, nutrients, and the benefits of peppermint essential oil!

Dark Chocolate Avocado Peppermint Truffles

  • Difficulty: Easy
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Ingredients:

  • 1 ripe avocado, peeled and pitted
  • 1/2 cup dates, soaked and drained (about 5–6 dates)
  • 1/4 cup (30 g) cacao powder + 2 Tbsp. (15 g) for dusting
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp. (18 g) coconut oil
  • 2 Tbsp. (16 g) coconut flour + more as needed
  • Dash of sea salt
  • 2–3 drops peppermint essential oil

Instructions:

  1. Soak dates for 3 hours for the smoothest texture.
  2. Place all ingredients in a food processor or blender (except for the 2 Tbsp. of cacao powder for dusting). Blend or pulse until smooth. Add more coconut flour if needed to get the desired texture (you want a rollable ball; the balls will harden more in the fridge).
  3. Place the 2 Tbsp. (15 g) of cacao powder on a plate. Set aside a plate or dish for the finished truffles.
  4. Scoop out 1 Tbsp. (15 ml) of the chocolate avocado mixture, and form it into a ball. Roll the ball in the cacao powder, and place on the plate or dish. Continue until all the balls are formed.
  5. Refrigerate the balls for 2–3 hours until hardened, and enjoy!

Chocolate Dipped Pretzels

Are you looking for a fun way to incorporate essential oils into a treat for your next event, into a Valentine’s Day treat, or into a fun treat for your kids or grandkids? Try dipping pretzels in essential oil–infused chocolate for a delicious and easy treat! Get creative with your flavor combinations––try lemon or orange essential oil with white chocolate; or try peppermint or cassia essential oil with milk or semi-sweet chocolate. There are lots of possibilities!

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Chocolate-Peppermint Mini Mud Pies

Do you need a fun dessert idea for an upcoming holiday party or essential oil class? Try these delicious mini mud pies infused with pure peppermint essential oil! The shot glasses add a creative element to the dessert and also make a great party favor for your guests to take home afterward. If you are serving these at an essential oil class, you can give your guests this handout that we put together that lists 15 great ways to use the shot glass with essential oils.

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Essential Oil Hot Chocolate Social

Next time you need to plan an essential oil event, consider holding a hot chocolate social! This is a great idea for a team meeting or for a class to introduce new clients to essential oils.

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Provide hot chocolate and various hot chocolate toppings, such as whipped cream, crushed candy cane, marshmallows, and chocolate chips. Also provide various essential oils to add to the hot chocolate. Peppermint, orange, and cassia essential oil all make great additions to hot chocolate. Instruct guests to just dip a toothpick in the oil and then swish the toothpick around in their hot chocolate.

Once everyone has helped themselves to hot chocolate and is sitting comfortably, this is a great time to share information about essential oils. You could focus on the health benefits of the oils you offered as hot chocolate mix-ins, provide basic introductory information about essential oils, discuss essential oils for winter wellness, or talk about cooking with essential oils.

Make sure that everyone is comfortable, enjoys some delicious hot chocolate, and has a really fun and positive experience! Be sure to send information about essential oils home with your guests so that they can continue to learn more about essential oils. It’s also really great if you can send your guests home with a sample of essential oil to try out for themselves.

If you’d like to make your own hot chocolate, here is a fun recipe:

Peppermint Hot Chocolate with Essential Oil

  • Servings: 2
  • Difficulty: Easy
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Ingredients:

  • 2 1/2 Tbsp. unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp. sugar or other sweetener
  • Pinch of salt
  • 3/4 cup canned coconut milk (shake before opening)
  • 1 1/2 cups milk (almond or rice milk work too)
  • 1–2 drops peppermint essential oil

Instructions:

  1. In a saucepan, mix together the cocoa powder, salt, and sugar.
  2. Add coconut milk, and heat until combined.
  3. Slowly add milk while continuing to stir. Keep stirring until little bubbles start to form on the surface.
  4. Remove from heat. Allow to cool slightly. Stir in a drop or two of peppermint essential oil.
  5. Pour into mugs, and serve. Warning: It will be hot, so allow the hot chocolate to cool to a reasonable temperature before drinking.
  6. Top with whipped cream, marshmallows, chocolate chips, or ground peppermint candy.

 

Scented Notes & Letters

Add a classic touch to a card or note with the unique aroma of your favorite essential oil. Whether you are looking to add a touch of romance or just trying to brighten someone’s day, scenting your note with a complimentary essential oil will only enhance the message you are trying to send! If you want to add a little chocolate to your message, these Essential ChocOILates are infused with essential oils and are the perfect companion to a Valentine’s Day note!

Scented Notes & Letters

  • Difficulty: Easy
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Materials Needed:

Instructions:

  1. Take 5–10 sheets of stationery, note cards, paper, or envelopes, and place them inside a large sealable plastic storage bag.
  2. Drop 10–15 drops of your desired essential oil or oil blend on a tissue folded in eighths or on a Battery Operated Diffuser Aroma Pad. Place the tissue or pad between the sheets of paper inside the plastic bag.
  3. Seal the plastic bag, and allow it to sit for 1–2 days so that the aroma can permeate through the paper.
  4. When you desire to use the paper for a note or letter, take it out of the plastic bag, and use it as normal. Reseal any unused paper back in the plastic bag.

Extra Ideas:

  • Use this technique to spice up Valentines, love notes, birthday cards, Christmas cards, event invitations, or any other letter or note.
  • To scent many sheets of paper at one time, stack the paper in a box with an oiled tissue or pad every 5–7 sheets, and then seal the box shut with tape. Allow to sit for 1–2 days before using.