Recipe: Raw Matcha Mint Slice
Green happens to be the colour of one of my favourite ingredients/ flavour - green tea aka matcha! Coincidentally, I had to use up some leftover peppermint and matcha slices recipe is all around the world wide web. Ching - a massive light bulb moment and this raw matcha mint slice is created with a little tweaks and improvising!
(Bonus video: 3 x THREE INGREDIENTS healthy snack and treats!!! Scroll down for this video instead if you don't like spending too much time in the kitchen!)
The cook time isn't exactly 3 hours but it is advisable to leave in the freezer overnight and 24 hours cooking time ain't that appealing.
Eat This: Raw Matcha Mint Slice
Prep time: 30 mins
Cook time: 3 hours
Total time: 3 hours 30 mins
- 1 cup desiccated coconut
- 1/2 cup almond meal
- 1 cup pitted dates
- 1/2 cup roasted almond
- 2 tbsp almond milk
- 11/2 cup soaked raw cashews (soaked for at least an hour, preferably over night)
- 1/2 desiccated coconut
- 1/4 cup cold pressed virgin coconut oil
- 2 1/2 tsp coconut sugar
- 1 tsp Match Maiden powder
- 2 cups fresh mint leaves*
- 1 1/2 tbs natural honey [br]
- 1/2 cup coconut oil
- 1/4 cup cocao
- 1 tbs natural nut butter
- 1 tbs organic pure maple syrup
- 1 tbsp coconut sugar
- Process all of the base ingredients in a food processor until well combined and a crumble like texture is formed. (Start with desiccated coconut, almond meal, roasted almonds. Then Pitted dates and almond milk last).
- Press down the base in a baking tray (lined with baking paper for easy removal) and pop it in the freezer to set.
- (Whilst the base is setting) Blend all the ingredients until a smooth creamy consistency is formed. Smooth out the filling on top of the base layer using a spatular and place back in the freezer.
- Then, mix the coconut oil** with the rest of the chocolate mixture, and stir it until the texture is consistent and smooth.
- Spread chocolate on top and place back into the freezer and let it set overnight.
*You may substitute it with one tsp of peppermint oil [br][br]** If your coconut oil is still in solid form, melt it under very low heat.
It tastes AH-MAZING although I think it's a little too "rich" compared to my matcha balls as it is very nut heavy. The mister seems to like it rich though. :) So, do take that into consideration if you are not a fan of nuts! Otherwise, I say give it a go and don't forget to tag me on Instagram or Facebook so I can check out your creation too.
A much simpler and easier healthy treat recipe below: