Chocolate Peppermint Slices

I don’t know about you guys, but if I have something important to do I will usually aggressively procrastinate until the day before and then do it all in a manic rush… I swore I wouldn’t do that with my dissertation and I’ve actually been very good at sticking to that so far, but 8,000 words in and I’ve reached my intellectual limit. I figured chocolate would be my main cure here, which again, it actually was! I love peppermint, but if you don’t you could always make these orangey or strawberry-y instead, just switch the flavourings and colourings :)

So I’m going to get back to writing and writing and panicking and writing, but I hope you like these (very messy looking) peppermint chocolate bars, I am currently using mine as motivation to complete this crushing mountain of essays before me. Wish me luck.

Peppermint Slices

Peppermint Slices

Ingredients

250g of digestive biscuits

300g of vegan spread

50g of desiccated coconut

2 tablespoons of cocoa powder

200g of icing sugar

1 teaspoon of peppermint essence

A few drops of green food colouring

200g of dark chocolate

Method

  1. Crush the biscuits in a bowl, add the coconut and cocoa powder. Melt 125g of the vegan spread, then stir it into the biscuit mixture. Press this into a greased tray, then leave in the fridge whilst you do the next step.
  2. Mix the icing sugar with 125g of the vegan spread, then when that’s fluffy (you may need to add a teaspoon of soy milk), add the peppermint and food dye.
  3. Spread the icing carefully over the biscuit layer and return it to the fridge.
  4. Melt the chocolate and the rest of the vegan spread together, then spread that over the icing layer. Return to the fridge until set. When completely cool cut into slices.

Makes about 12

 

Also I love Richard Hawley, and right now this song is getting me through my dissertation! Hope you like it: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qMSkPtdwlzs

 

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11 thoughts on “Chocolate Peppermint Slices

  1. I too am a procrastinator. When I have a deadline looming I delay with even the most boring of tasks. Every spot of housework is done, there is no sky high ironing bundle and my kitchen exudes the most beautiful baking aromas! These peppermint slices look lush and I will be making them two days before my next deadline!! ;-) x

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