Vegan Mint Slice Recipe

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Uni has been really strange for me this semester. With it being my final term, you’d think that I’d be run off my feet with assessments – but it’s been the complete opposite. Whether I’m just going crazy or this actually is the case, I feel like I have nothing to do. Last week was my mid-semester break, despite term only starting back a month ago. With no major assignments to start (I have three, I’m just avoiding them duh), I decided cooking was the only logical.

You make a raw chocolate if you prefer, but I’m lazy and already had enough dishes to do, so decided to just melt some Lindt I had in the pantry. Don’t be put off by the seemingly long list of ingredients. Some double up in layers and they’re all easy to find in the supermarket.

 

INGREDIENTS

Base Layer

  • 1 cup raw almonds
  • 1 cup shredded coconut
  • ½ cup rolled oats
  • 6 dates, soaked in warm water for around 15 minutes, then drained
  • ½ cup coconut oil, melted

Mint Layer

  • 1 cup cashews, soaked for at least an hour
  • 1 cup shredded coconut
  • ½ cup coconut oil, melted
  • 2/3 cup coconut cream
  • 2 large handfuls fresh mint (you can use peppermint extract if you prefer. The fresh mint gave it a very subtle mint flavour, peppermint extract would give it a stronger flavour)

Chocolate Layer

  • 150gm dairy free dark chocolate (I used Lindt 85%)

 

METHOD

  • Line a slice tin with cling film. I think mine was around 15x30cm but I didn’t actually measure. Any around that size will do
  • Process your base layer ingredients until they form a slightly sticky dough
  • Press into your tin and pop in the freezer
  • Process your mint layer until creamy and there are no lumps of cashew or mint. You may need to add slightly less or slightly more coconut cream than I did, start with a little and work your way up as needed
  • Pour your mint layer over your base layer, and smooth. Place back into freezer
  • Melt your chocolate in a bain-marie of hot water. Pour over mint layer and freeze until set
  • Slice and enjoy! I prefer it just out of the freezer, leaving it to soften for around five minutes

 

Let me know if you make it! I’d love to see pictures/hear if you enjoyed it.

x

 

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