Raw peppermint cacao slice – so yummy!

An oldie but a goodie. I have made and adapted this so many times over I honestly can’t remember where I got the recipe but it is sooo delicious. So if you are reading this blog and this recipe sounds familiar, thank you! There are a few reasons I like this recipe so much. Firstly it’s really quick to whip up, secondly raw ingredients are a good source of micro nutrients (chocolate is quite high in magnesium – us Myotherapists love magnesium!) and thirdly, as an alternative to high sugar desserts or treats it really does tick the delicious box! I hope you enjoy it as much as we do!

Ingredients & Method

1 cup of coconut flakes or desiccated coconut

1 cup cashews (try other nuts such as almond or macadamia for slight flavour variation)

1 cup pitted dates (I use fresh medjool dates and I do just under a cup as I don’t like it sweet, this is about 7-8 dates)

1/2 cup cacao powder

Blend all these ingredients in your ThermoMix, bellini or food processor until chopped up into little pieces (about 30-60 seconds should be enough)

Add 5 drops of food grade pure peppermint oil (I actually add 6 because I like it extra minty)

Add 2 tablespoons of coconut oil

Blend for another 10-30 seconds until the coconut oil has spread throughout and started clumping the mixture together

Line a 20cm square tin with baking paper and spoon the mixture in.

Flatten down nice and firm then pop it in the fridge or freezer to set (it takes about an hour in the fridge and about 10 minutes in the freezer)

Cut into squares (16-24 squares depending on size) and enjoy!

For variations, instead of the peppermint oil, you can use orange oil, coffee beans or you can add cherries for a cherry ripe flavour. You can also leave the cacao powder out for a caramel flavour, you can make 2 batches of different flavours and layer them such as caramel and cacao, you can also roll them into balls instead of flattening into a tray if you wish. Have fun and I look forward to hearing your variations and creations!

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