Peanut Butter, Mint, and Green Tea Meltaways
Makes 81 pieces They are called meltaways for a reason: When coconut fat is mixed with chocolate, the result is a mixture that melts very quickly in the mouth. Add flavoring to it, and you have a singular sensation. No need to dip these in chocolate—just dust with powdered sugar or cocoa powder and they…

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Mint Meltaways

Makes 81 pieces They are called meltaways for a reason: When coconut fat is mixed with chocolate, the result is a mixture that melts very quickly in the mouth. Add flavoring to it, and you have a singular sensation. No need to dip these in chocolate—just dust with powdered sugar or cocoa powder and they are ready to savor. Variations GREEN TEA MELTAWAYS: Use 1 lb/2 2/3 cups white chocolate, pistoles or chopped in 1/2-inch pieces, melted, tempered; 4 oz/1/2 cup melted coconut fat at 85°F; and 2 tbsp Macha green tea powder. PEANUT BUTTER MELTAWAYS: Use 12 oz/2 cups milk chocolate, pistoles or chopped in ½-inch pieces, melted, tempered; 2 oz/1/4 cup melted coconut fat at 85°F; and 4 1/2 oz/1/2 cup peanut butter at 85°F. PRALINE MELTAWAYS Use 1 lb/2 2/3 cups dark chocolate, pistoles or chopped in 1/2-inch pieces, melted, tempered; 2 oz/1/4 cup melted coconut fat at 85°F; and 2 oz/1/4 cup praline paste.

Ingredients

  • 12 oz (2 cups) dark chocolate, pistoles or chopped in ½-inch pieces, melted, tempered
  • 4 oz (1/2 cup) coconut fat, melted, at 85°F
  • 1/8 teaspoon mint oil
  • 4 oz (1 cup) confectioners’ sugar

Directions

  1. Line a 9-inch square baking pan with plastic wrap.
  2. Mix together the tempered chocolate, coconut fat, and mint oil. Stir for 3 minutes.
  3. Pour into the baking pan. Allow to set at room temperature for 1 hour or until firm.
  4. Dust the surface of the meltaways with sifted confectioners’ sugar.
  5. Remove from the pan by pulling the plastic wrap up and out. Remove the plastic from the slab of meltaways.
  6. Cut into 1-inch squares, or the desired sizes.
  7. Toss lightly in sifted confectioners’ sugar. Shake off excess.

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