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Peppermint Slice
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Peppermint Slice

A Chocolate Peppermint Slice that you'll make again and again!
Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Australian
Keyword: peppermint slice
Servings: 24 pieces
Calories: 262kcal

Ingredients

Base

  • 1 cup plain flour
  • 1 tablespoon cocoa
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup desiccated coconut
  • 125 grams butter, melted

Peppermint Filling

  • 200 grams unsalted butter (salted butter will work too if you don't have unsalted butter)
  • 3 cups icing sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon peppermint essence
  • 3-7 drops green food colouring

Chocolate Topping

  • 300 grams milk or dark chocolate

Instructions

Base

  • Pre-heat oven to moderate-hot (180 degrees celsius, fan-forced).
  • Grease a slice tin (28 x 18cm) and line with baking paper, leaving extra on each side (to pull the slice from the tin once cooked).
  • Mix all ingredients together. Press into slice tin and level out with the back of a spoon.
  • Bake for 20 minutes.

Peppermint Filling

  • Beat butter until a pale colour.
  • Add icing sugar gradually, beating after each addition. Beat until fluffy.
  • Add peppermint essence and green colouring and beat again.
  • Once base is completely cooled, spread peppermint filling evenly over the base.

Chocolate Topping

  • Melt chocolate by placing in microwave and heating with 20 second bursts (stirring between each burst).
  • Pour melted chocolate over cream filling, tilting tin from corner to corner to spread chocolate completely over the peppermint filling.
  • Place in fridge for 15-30 minutes. Ideally, the chocolate shouldn't be completely set when cutting (it will crack as you're cutting if it's too hard).
  • Once set, remove slice from tin by lifting edges of baking paper, cut into squares and return to the fridge. (And if you've left the slice in the fridge for longer, just let the slice rest at room temperature for half an hour before cutting into squares.)

Nutrition

Calories: 262kcal | Carbohydrates: 31g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 16g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Cholesterol: 29mg | Sodium: 42mg | Potassium: 59mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 26g | Vitamin A: 338IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 11mg | Iron: 1mg