Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Raw Peppermint Chocolate bars

These are so good!!!! I love using the fresh mint. Happy birthday Donna!!!
This recipe is from http://www.rawguru.com/raw-food-recipes/raw-peppermint-chocolate-squares.html.html


At a glance
1, 8 x 8 pan

Raw Almonds - 1 cup
Medjool Dates - 1 cup
Raw Cacao Powder - 1 Tbsp

Mint Filling:

Cashews - 1 cup
Buckwheat Groats - 1/2 cup
Fresh Mint - 1/4 cup, loosely packed
Melted Coconut Oil - 1/4 cup
Maple Syrup - 1/4 cup
Peppermint Oil - 1/4-3/4 tsp, depending on strength of peppermint taste you want
Frozen Spinach - Scant 1/2 cup
Almond Milk - 1/4 cup

Chocolate Topping:

Raw Cacao Powder - 1/2 cup
Melted Coconut Oil - 1/2 cup
Maple Syrup - 1/4 cup
Cacao Nibs - to garnish 


Line an 8 x 8 inch baking pan with plastic wrap so you can easily lift the whole square out later to cut.

In a food processor, combine almonds, dates, and cacao powder. Process until mixture is crumbly and can easily be pressed into a crust. Evenly pack crust into prepared pan.

In a food processor or high speed blender, combine all ingredients and blend until smooth. Pour on top of crust and refrigerate until set.

Whisk together all chocolate topping ingredients except cacao nibs. Layer half the mixture on top of the peppermint layer and sprinkle with cacao nibs. Let set for a couple minutes. Layer the remaining chocolate on top, and again sprinkle with cacao nibs. This creates a nice crunchy, cacao layer!

Refrigerate until set. Slice into 16 pieces. Enjoy