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This is my same recipe that I used of making raw candy canes. But just in case you are not even faintly interesting in candy canes, I didn’t want you to miss out on the fun of creating Raw Peppermint Kisses.
Peppermint oil contains numerous minerals and nutrients including manganese, iron, magnesium, calcium, folate, potassium, and copper. It also contains omega-3 fatty acids, Vitamin A and Vitamin C. Whereas that all sounds fine and dandy, facts such as those just don’t “speak” to many people. But this will get the attention of some, it did me. :) … Peppermint oil is very helpful as an aid for digestion. You can put a few drops of peppermint oil in a glass of water and drink it before your meal for its beneficial digestive properties. It is known to a be carminative and therefore helps in removing excess gas. And it can relax the smooth muscles of the GI tract.
Peppermint oil is also a good home remedy for nausea and headaches. To quickly alleviate the pain of a headache, apply peppermint oil in a diluted form directly on the forehead. I often add a drop of peppermint oil to a dab of coconut oil between my palms, rubbing rubbing them together and then applying. Inhaling peppermint oil can eliminate the effects of nausea because of its relaxing and soothing effects.
There are so many other therapeutic uses for peppermint oil and if it fascinates you, I encourage you to do further reading. It is a great oil to have handy in your pantry.
These raw peppermint kisses remain chewy and if you throw all of them in a bag, they will stick to one another. But they do pull apart just fine and are really fun to eat. I made the mistake of leaving a dehydrator full of them on the table to cool as I was preparing my next creation to use them in (Raw Peppermint Kiss Ice Cream) and when I went to retrieve them, about half of them had been consumed by, I am guessing, little elves. hehe It’s all good though… to know that they were enjoyed is really all that matters to me.