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Chocolate Mint Slice

by ourtwokitchens on June 6, 2013

Chocolate and peppermint is probably my favourite flavour combination. I don’t think I’m alone on this one!

It has it’s own wiki page and believe it or not it has its own day!  Sure it’s not a national holiday but it’s nice to be recognized.  Put it in your calendars people!

I’m not gonna lie. This choc mint slice is my partners recipe. No need to reinvent the wheel right? It’s a family favourite of his. His grandmother gave it to him and I had to sell myself  politely ask for the recipe.

If i have it growing in my herb garden I like to add a little fresh mint to my recipe to add another ‘oomph’ of flavour.

Chocolate Peppermint Slice

Ingredients

Base

  • 1 packet Arrowroot Biscuits (Take 4 biscuits out or it will be too dry)
  • 3/4 cups Desiccated coconut
  • 1 heaped tablespoon Cocoa
  • 1/2 can Condensed milk
  • 125g Butter

Peppermint Icing

  • 75g Butter
  • 1/4 cup Icing Sugar
  • 1 dash Thickened Cream
  • 1 drop Peppermint essence
  • 1 drop Green food colouring
  • 1/2 teaspoon Chopped Fresh Mint

Chocolate Icing

  • 90gg Butter
  • 1 tablespoon Cocoa Powder
  • 1 cup Icing Sugar
  • 2 tablespoons Milk

Directions

Base
Step 1
Crush the biscuits in a food processor (or by rolling pin if you're an old school baker). Stir in the coconut and cocoa.
Base
Step 2
Melt the butter and and combine with the condensed milk in a saucepan. Continue stirring on heat and ensure it doesn't burn.
Step 3
Add the saucepan mixture to the dry ingredients and stir until evenly combined. Press into a brownie sized tray and put in the fridge to set (approx 1 hour).
Peppermint Icing
Step 4
Melt the butter and slowly add the icing sugar to it until you get the right consistency. Use more or less until you get it right.
Step 5
Add a dollop of cream (optional) to make a little more creamier. Add the peppermint essence (to taste) and a drop of green food colouring.
Chocolate Icing
Step 6
Melt the butter and combine with cocoa powder, icing sugar and milk. Play around with the measurements until you get the taste and consistency you want.
Assembly!
Step 7
Layer the peppermint icing on top of the base. Set in fridge for half an hour.
Step 8
Layer the chocolate icing on top of the peppermint layer. Sprinkle with desiccated coconut. Let the slice set for another half an hour.

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