• Iris Windsor

Chocolate Peppermint Slice

Updated: Jan 7

This is a slice for those who like sweet. Easy to make....can all be made by hand with a delicious end result. Voted "Best Ever"by my grandson but definitely only for those who have a distinctly "sweet tooth." You can successfully replace the brown sugar with coconut sugar to lighten the sugar content

Chocolate Peppermint Slice


150 g butter

200 g brown sugar 1 cup (or substitute coconut sugar)

1egg

1 tsp vanilla extract

1-2 tsp peppermint extract more or less depending on taste of preference

60 g plain flour 1/2 cup

45 g self raising flour1/3 cup

30 g cocoa powder 1/4 cup

40 g desiccated coconut 1/2 cup

1 x 200gm dark or milk chocolate bar

2 x Peppermint Crisp bars chopped to decorate


For the icing

265 g icing sugar 2 cups

30 g butter

2-3 tbs boiling water

1-2 tsp peppermint extract more or less depending on taste preference

1-2 drops green food colouring

extra coconut for sprinkling


Method

1. Preheat oven to 160C (fan-forced).

2. Grease and line with baking paper a 20x30cm lamington pan.

3. Place butter, sugar, egg, vanilla and peppermint extract in a bowl, stir until combined.

4. Sift plain flour, self-raising flour and cocoa into bowl. 5. Add the coconut.

6. Stir until mixture has combined.

7. Spread mixture evenly into pan.

8. Bake for 25-30 minutes or until just firm.

9. To make the icing, sift icing sugar into a bowl.

10. Add butter, boiling water peppermint extract and food colouring, stir together.

11. Spread warm slice with icing.

12. Mean while, break chocolate into squares

13. Place in a plastic jug

14. Melt chocolate at 10 second intervals till just melted

15. Pour melted chocolate evenly over slice

16 Allow to partially set before garnishing with chopped peppermint slice

17. When set cut into 24 rectangular slices

18. Refrigerate