Monday, March 28, 2011

Elana's Peppermint Patties!


Do you ever feel like you are keeping a secret, because you know how to create better, healthier versions of favorite childhood treats? I feel that way sometimes... well, actually, right now! ;)

Because of this...

Remember those York Peppermint Patties?

I remember my great grandma would always have a bag handy, and she would never have my sister and I leave without a handful each. :)

However... do you know what ingredients are in those?! Sugar, corn syrup, semi- sweet chocolate (chocolate, sugar, cocoa, milk fat, cocoa butter, soy lecithin, Polyglycerol Polyricinoleate (PGPR), emulsifier, vanillian, artificial flavor), invert sugar, egg whites, and oil of peppermint.

Yikes! Chemicals, preservatives, artificial flavors, & animal by-products. No thanks... these days we know better!

Anyways, you can probably imagine my excitement when I came across a healthier version of these mints via Elana's Pantry. Her recipe is amazing!

What are your favorite treats from childhood? And, have you made a healthier version of them? :)


  1. Don't you just love that website. We were on overload with her site because we didn't know what to try first. By the way, I signed up for Integrative Nutrition! I'm so excited. Thanks again.

  2. Katie~ Yes! I love Elana's Pantry. I've made so many of her recipes this year. Have you read her book? I can't wait for her new cupcake one. :)

    P.S. I am so excited that you signed up for Integrative Nutrition!!! You are going to love it!!!! :)