Eat Clean Chocolate Peppermint Slice
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The request for this recipe came via email from Australia. “Please clean up my husband’s favorite holiday dessert” it said. I quickly learned that Peppermint Slice is traditional Down Under, but its chocolate biscuit, peppermint icing and chocolate topping are anything but clean…until now. Enjoy mates!
Serves: 25 bars
Chocolate Shortbread Base
Peppermint Icing
Salted Chocolate Topping
For the Chocolate Shortbread Base:
  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Line an 8 x 8-inch baking dish with parchment paper, with overlap on two sides.
  2. In a food processor, combine pecans, rice flour, cacao and salt and pulse to make a crumb-like mixture. Add coconut oil and maple syrup and process to form a moist ball.
  3. Place ball in prepared baking dish and press over bottom to form base. Bake 20 minutes or until top appears dry.
  4. Remove from oven and set on wire rack to cool completely.
For the Peppermint Icing:
  1. In small pan over no heat, combine coconut milk, coconut oil, extracts, and coconut syrup. Whisk in arrowroot, turn heat to medium and whisk continuously until icing thickens.
  2. Remove from heat, spread evenly over pecan base and refrigerate.
For the Salted Chocolate Topping
  1. In small pot over low heat, combine chocolate and coconut oil. Stir continuously until chocolate is melted and smooth and oil is blended in.
  2. Remove dessert from refrigerator and pour chocolate evenly over peppermint filling. Tilt the baking dish in each direction so that melted chocolate evenly covers the top.
  3. Sprinkle with coarse sea salt and refrigerate until topping is firm.
To Serve:
  1. Remove from refrigerator 30 minutes prior to serving.
  2. Lift dessert out of baking dish by pulling up paper.
  3. Gently cut dessert into 25 squares, about 11⁄2 x 11⁄2 inches each, and serve.
Recipe reprinted with permissions from Eat Clean Live Well by Terry Walters. Copyright 2014, Sterling Epicure.
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