Raw cacao and mint slice

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I first made this slice about six months ago and one of my friends tasted it and fell in love! Ever since then she has been begging me to get the recipe on the blog. So finally I am sharing with you a gorgeous healthy raw slice recipe based on the very unhealthy choc mint slice biscuits.

Chocolate and mint are one of my favourite flavour combinations. The richness of the chocolate goes beautifully with refreshing mint. I love anything with these flavours and this slice is no exception. The base is sweet, crunchy and chewy, the filling so creamy and minty and the chocolate on top is bittersweet. Β It’s a lovely raw treat to enjoy any time of the day.

Cacao is pure and unprocessed meaning it retains all the natural vitamins and minerals. Β It’s also full of antioxidants and feel good endorphins. Mint aids digestion so it’s great to have after dinner!

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Raw cacao and mint slice

Base

1/2 C plain buckinis

1 C pecans

1/4 C cacao powder

1 T coconut oil

1 C fresh dates

Filling

1 1/4 C cashews, soaked overnight

1/2 C coconut oil

1/4 C pure maple syrup

1/4 C coconut butter

2 t peppermint essential oil

Chocolate top

1/2 C cacao powder

1/2 C coconut oil

1/2 C maple syrup

Method

Line a lamigton tin (20×30) with baking paper. Process the activated buckinis and pecans until a rough crumb. Add the rest of the base ingredients and process until sticking together, you may need to add a couple of teaspoons of water. Press into the lined tin and place in the freezer.

For the filling, place everything into a high-speed blender and blend until lovely and creamy. Spoon over the base and tap on the bench to achieve a smooth even finish. Place back into the freezer.

For the chocolate top, place all the ingredients into a heat proof bowl. Place this bowl over a bowl of boiling water and stir until all melted and combined. Pour this over the other two layers and freeze for at least 4 hours.

Take out of the freezer and slice into approx 15 squares. I like to keep it all in the freezer and take out a slice 5-10 minutes before eating.

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Enjoy!

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