Classic Chocolate Peppermint Slice
13th June 2017
This sophisticated dessert is sure to be a crowd pleasure. Classic Chocolate Peppermint Slice not only looks neat and elegant, it’s an easy no-bake recipe that is ready in just minutes! Let’s call it a classy twist on the good old peppermint crisp chocolate bar!
- 1 3/4 cups plain flour
- 1/3 cup Cocoa
- 2 3/4 cups icing sugar mixture
- 200g butter, melted, cooled
- 2 tablespoons milk
- 160g copha
- 1 1/2 teaspoons peppermint essence
- Green food colouring
- 300g dark chocolate, chopped
Preheat oven to 180C/160C fan-forced. Grease a 20cm x 30cm lamington pan. Line base and sides with baking paper, extending paper 2cm above edges of
Sift flour, cocoa and 1/2 cup icing sugar into a large bowl. Add butter. Stir to combine. Press into prepared pan. Bake for 15 minutes. Cool completely in pan.
Place milk, 1/2 the copha and remaining icing sugar in a small saucepan over low heat. Cook, stirring, for 4 minutes or until melted and smooth. Stir in peppermint essence and tint green with colouring. Working quickly, pour over base in pan and spread evenly. Refrigerate for 1 hour or until set.
Place chocolate and remaining copha in a small saucepan over low heat. Cook, stirring, for 2 to 3 minutes or until smooth. Cool for 10 minutes. Pour evenly over mint layer. Refrigerate for 3 hours or until set.
Stand at room temperature for 5 minutes before cutting. Serve.
For perfect squares, use a ruler to score squares just before the top chocolate layer sets. You’ll also avoid the bickering over who gets the biggest piece!