About the Peppermint, Coconut & Dark Chocolate Date Bites Recipe
This recipe was developed by Rustic Supper based in Columbia, Missouri. These sweet holiday treats combine dates, peppermint, and coconut for a festive flair, then are then dipped in dark chocolate to boost the endocannabinoid system.
The holidays bring constant temptation… but we’re here to let you in on a little secret: dark chocolate can actually help support your endocannabinoid system!
These little guys combine dates, pecans and coconut for a festive flair, then they are dipped in peppermint-infused, antioxidant-rich dark chocolate to boost the endocannabinoid system. The compounds in dark chocolate work similarly to CBD; they slow the breakdown of our own endo-cannabinoids so that our bodies can use more of what they’re naturally producing. Check out our CBD Safety article to learn more!
When it comes to nutrition, dark chocolate is rich in:
antioxidants: help to prevent cell and tissue breakdown and help eliminate free radicals
flavanols: known to lower blood pressure and maintain the elasticity of blood vessels, which contributes to normal blood flow and heart function
In addition to the dark chocolate, pecans can help:
reduce cholesterol: studies show that pecans and other tree nuts can help lower cholesterol
And peppermint is rich in the terpene limonene, which is:
antiviral: fights viruses and supports the immune system
anti-inflammatory: reduces inflammation to help ease pain
Opportunities for Cannabinoid Infusion
If you'd like to enhance this recipe with cannabinoids, consider one of the suggestions below. When substituting or adding cannabis-infused products, be aware of how many mg of CBD (or, if you're in a legal state, THC) are in each portion of the recipe you are making. The standard dose of CBD is 15-30mg, but varies based on tolerance, reason for use, severity of condition, etc. We recommend starting low and going slow; click here to learn more about dosing) and be sure to read our CBD Safety article and talk to your doctor before incorporating new cannabinoids into your routine.
How to add cannabinoids to your Peppermint, Coconut, Dark Chocolate Date Balls
- Substitute some or all of the honey with an infused honey. Click here to shop our infused honeys.
- Infuse your butter with cannabis flower. Click here to shop our oil infusion tools.