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(gluten-free, dairy-free, paleo, vegan) The most delicious chocolate peppermint slice (or bar or square, depending on how you cut them). It's decadently, creamy and delicious. The perfect (almost healthy) sweet treat!
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Chocolate Peppermint Slice

This dairy-free and vegan chocolate peppermint slice makes for the perfect sweet treat. It's rich, creamy, delicious and perfectly minty!
Prep Time: 1 hr 30 mins
Total Time: 1 hr 30 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Chocolate Peppermint Bar, Chocolate Peppermint Slice, Gluten-free Chocolate Peppermint Bar, Vegan Chocolate Peppermint Bar
Servings: 18 slices
Calories: 395kcal
Author: Lisa Bryan

Ingredients

base layer

  • 1 cup almonds
  • 1/2 cup shredded coconut unsweetened
  • 1/4 cup raw cacao powder
  • 8 Medjool dates pitted
  • 2 tbsp coconut oil melted

mint layer

  • 1 1/2 cups raw cashews soaked overnight and drained
  • 1/2 cup coconut oil melted
  • 1/2 cup cacao butter melted
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup or honey
  • 1 1/2 tsp peppermint extract

top chocolate layer

  • 1 cup dark chocolate chips
  • 1 tbsp coconut oil melted

Instructions

  • Line a 9x9 square baking pan with parchment paper and set aside.
  • To make the base layer, toss all base layer ingredients into a food processor. Pulse until finely ground and similar to coarse sand. Then, transfer this to your lined baking pan and press down firmly with your fingers or an offset spatula until smooth. Place in the refrigerator for 5 minutes.
  • In a high-powered blender, add all of the mint layer ingredients. Blend until smooth, scraping down the sides as needed. Then, pour this on top of the base layer and spread until smooth. You can also tap the baking pan gently on the counter to smooth the top. Refrigerate for 30 minutes or until firm.
  • To make the top layer, melt the chocolate chips in a double boiler or in the microwave, in 20-second increments. When melted, stir in the coconut oil. Pour the melted chocolate on top of the mint layer and spread until smooth. Again, gently tap the baking pan on the counter to smooth the top. Refrigerate for 15 minutes or until firm.
  • Once firm, lift out the dessert and cut into individual peppermint chocolate slices. It's best to keep these slices chilled until serving.

Notes

  • These chocolate peppermint slices will stay good for quite a while in the fridge. But you can also freeze them and thaw as desired.
  • My favorite chocolate chips are these Pascha Chocolate Chips as they're organic and dairy-free, gluten-free, nut-free and soy-free.

Nutrition

Serving: 1slice | Calories: 395kcal | Carbohydrates: 23g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 33g | Saturated Fat: 19g | Sodium: 19mg | Potassium: 301mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 15g | Vitamin A: 15IU | Vitamin C: 0.1mg | Calcium: 68mg | Iron: 1.5mg