Raw Peppermint Slice

This gorgeous slice is such a delight. It is one of those easy raw desserts that you can simply blend and assemble, and it is really satisfying! This recipe ticks so many boxes but I have specially made it suitable for vegans. It is refined sugar free and also very low in natural sweetener. Win!raw pepp covThis recipe is free from dates, grains, gluten, refined sugar, eggs, dairy and suitable for those on raw, paleo or vegan protocols.

This makes a giant batch! Around 20 slices, so please feel free to halve this recipe if you would like.

INGREDIENTS

BASE

1 1/2 cup almond meal
1/2 cup desiccated coconut
3 tblsp coconut oil
3 tblsp raw cacao powder
2 tblsp maple syrup*
pinch quality salt
1 tsp vanilla extract

FILLING

6 cups desiccated coconut
2 tblsp coconut oil
2 tblsp maple syrup*
10 drops peppermint oil

TOPPING

2/3 cup coconut oil
2 heaped tblsp raw cacao powder
3 tblsp maple syrup*

pinch quality salt

*You can substitute maple syrup for honey for non-vegan protocol if preferred.

I used Loving Earth Organic Raw Cacao Powder and Murray River Salt Flakes from Biome Eco Store. You can find these beautiful quality ingredients here.

METHOD

Start by assembling your base. Using a food processor, decent blender or a thermomix, place all of your ingredients in and blend till well combined. I blended for 25 seconds on speed 5. The mixture will look dry and crumbly at first and that is ok! Give it a bit more of a blend and it will come together.

Line a 20cm x 20cm slice dish with baking paper.

Place your blended base into the slice dish and with wet hands smooth down to make an even layer. Wet hands will stop the mixture from sticking. Don’t forget to give the corners of the slice dish a little love to make sure it is even!raw pepp choc basePlace this into the freezer while you make your filling.

Wash your processor or thermomix (sorry guys! We need a white filling! This is the most painful part of the process I promise.)

Place all of your filling ingredients into the processor or thermomix and once again blend. I blended for 30 seconds at speed 5, stopped and scraped down sides, then blended again for 30 seconds at speed 7. You want the desiccated coconut to really break down, it will become almost like a buttery texture.

Once you are happy with the texture smooth down this layer onto your base layer. It’s starting to look yum!! raw pepp fillingNow it’s time for your topping. If you are using thermomix, wash, and place in all your topping ingredients. Otherwise you are going to need a little saucepan.

Now to keep food “raw” technically it needs to be 46ºC or less (there’s a few opinions on this but let’s go with this one for now!)

We will need to ever so slightly heat these ingredients up. On my thermomix I set it to speed 3 at 45ºC for two minutes.

If you are using a saucepan, use the lowest heat possible. Once the chocolate topping starts to melt you can usually turn off the heat, but keep the pan on the stove, and that will continue to gently melt the ingredients.

Once you are melted you can pour over your topping ingredients for the third layer. It will be quite runny but will set nicely. Place in the fridge to set until firm, then slice into bars or squares.raw pepp trio1.JPGYum!!! I keep my cut slice in the freezer, this way it lasts for months and months and I can just grab a cheeky slice when I am ready. Just take it out and let sit a room temperature for 10 minutes before serving.

I hope you love it! Don’t forget to send through your pics if you make it, I love seeing what you get up to in the kitchen ♥

Much love,

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