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How to make Chocolate Mint Slice

Updated on May 15, 2015
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Oliversmum is a self taught cook and likes to try new and healthy recipes. Her preferences are Biscuits / Cookies, Cakes and Puddings.

Chocolate Mint Slices .
Chocolate Mint Slices . | Source

Chocolate Mint Slice.

This is a great tasting slice with a biscuit base, peppermint flavored icing and a chocolate topping.

As my family love Caramel, I made the chocolate topping with a caramel flavored drinking chocolate,If you prefer you could use just plain drinking chocolate.

I have not tried it with cocoa in place of drinking chocolate as yet, the only difference it may make is it will not be as sweet.

I keep this mint slice in an airtight container in the pantry, as I find sometimes that biscuit type bases go soft in the fridge.

As it is a fairly thin slice, I used a 13inch(33cm) x 9inch(23cm) Lamington tray.

I make these Chocolate Mint Slices in three stages, as listed below !
All measurements and quantities are by Australian Standards.

Biscuit Layer: Ingredients (stage one.)

  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1 1/2 cups self raising flour.
  • 1 cup desiccated coconut.
  • 6 oz of butter.

Peppermint Icing: Ingredients (stage two.)

  • 3 dessertspoons milk
  • 1 oz solid white vegetable shortening (copha).
  • 1 cup icing sugar (no lumps)
  • 1/2 teaspoon peppermint essence.

Chocolate Icing: Ingredients (stage three).

  • 1/2 cup of drinking chocolate.
  • 3oz solid white vegetable shortening (copha).

Base Ingredients
Base Ingredients | Source
Icing Ingredients
Icing Ingredients | Source
Chocolate Layer Ingredients
Chocolate Layer Ingredients | Source
Cooked Base
Cooked Base | Source
Lined Tray
Lined Tray | Source
Icing Layer
Icing Layer | Source
Chocolate Topping
Chocolate Topping | Source

Method.

Stage one: Biscuit layer.

Sift flour, mix all dry ingredients together.
Melt butter and pour over dry ingredients. Mix well.
Press into a greased and lined Lamington tray (as described above).
Bake in a moderate oven 180-185 c for approx. 20 minutes.
Let it cool slightly before pouring peppermint icing on top.

Stage two: Peppermint Icing.

Melt chopped shortening over a slow heat.
Sift icing sugar into basin.
Add melted shortening, peppermint essence and milk. Mix very well.
Spread evenly over biscuit layer.

When Peppermint icing is cold do stage three.

Stage three: Chocolate Icing.

Melt chopped shortening over a slow heat, then pour it over drinking chocolate .
Mix it very well.
Let it cool slightly.
Then pour Chocolate Icing evenly over Peppermint icing

Work fast as chocolate icing sets rather quickly.
Leave it to set for a couple of hours.
Then cut it into slices, as big or as small as you like.

Place in an airtight container lined with baking paper and leave in pantry.

Enjoy

Chocolate Mint Slices go great with a cup or mug of Coffee or perhaps a cup of Tea or hot chocolate.

I do hope you and your family enjoy these Chocolate Mint Slices.

They are sweet but very nice. :) :)

Slices of Mint Slice
Slices of Mint Slice | Source

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      Carolee Samuda 5 years ago from Jamaica

      Mint and chocolate are a perfect pair. I am sure this is great tasting. Must try it.

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      Linda Crampton 5 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

      Chocolate and mint are my favorite pair of flavors in ice cream, desserts or hot drinks. Thank you for the recipe - these slices sound delicious!

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      oliversmum 5 years ago from australia

      Cardisa. Hi. Yes you are right they are a perfect match.

      We find this particular Mint Slice a little moreish.

      I do hope you like them.

      Thank you for your nice comment. :) :)

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      oliversmum 5 years ago from australia

      AliciaC Hi. Yes they do go together perfectly, one without the other is not the same.

      I also love peppermint/mint vanilla ice cream, it has such a wonderful taste, especially with shaved chocolate on top

      Hope you like this chocolate mint slice if you get time to make it.

      Thank you so much for your lovely comment, it is very much appreciated. :) :)

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      earnestshub 5 years ago from Melbourne Australia

      Hi Oliversmum!

      I love this recipe. I have an unsuspecting 14 year old who is now baking little cakes.

      I'm gonna try to get her to make it for me!

      She loves her grandpa, this is gonna be a cakewalk!

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      oliversmum 5 years ago from australia

      earnestshub. Hi. It's great to know she is cooking at a young age.

      It is a nice recipe, maybe you will just have to smile and she will make this chocolate mint slice for you.

      Grandpa's are really very special people.

      Good luck on your cakewalk, and thank you for your lovely comment. :) :)

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      Peter 5 years ago from Australia

      I wonder if earnesthub's grand-daughter has made him these delicious Chocolate Mint Slices? I could certainly go for another lot :-)

      btw Our boy Oliver is looking very handsome in his Bow-Tie ;-)

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      oliversmum 5 years ago from australia

      Agvulpes Hi. Maybe, I don't know.

      It is on the cards, that another batch of these Chocolate Mint Slices will be made in the very near future ok.

      Oliver does look great,he loves to pose to have his photo taken. I believe he has tickets on himself. He's our boy. :) :)

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      Sa`ge 5 years ago from Barefoot Island

      OMG, this is so onolisious as we say here in Hawaii. thank you for this one. you got my vote way up. :) hugs :)

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      oliversmum 5 years ago from australia

      Sa`ge. Hi. That is a great saying, have not heard it before.

      You are most welcome. It is rather a nice slice.

      Thank you so much for your up vote, it means a lot. :) :)

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      Pollyannalana 5 years ago from US

      I love chocolate mint! Great recipe, thank you.

      Polly

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      oliversmum 5 years ago from australia

      Pollyannalana. Hi. The combination of chocolate and mint is delicious in any form.

      You are most welcome.

      Thank you for your lovely comment. :) :)

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      BobbiRant 5 years ago from New York

      I love a great recipe. I copied this one down to try it. Looks so scrumptious. Thanks for sharing it.

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      oliversmum 5 years ago from australia

      BobbiRant. Hi. Thank you.

      Hope you like it, when you get time to make this recipe.

      Chocolate and mint are a great combination.

      You are very welcome. :) :)

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      hafeezrm 5 years ago from Pakistan

      Nice hub, step-by-step approach. But I have cholesterol problem. I can only read and imagine and, of course, enjoy.

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      oliversmum 5 years ago from australia

      hafeezrm. Hi. Apologies for not answering you comment earlier.

      Thank you. These chocolate mint slices are very nice,but definitely not in your diet, if you have cholesterol.

      I hope you have it under control.

      Thank you so much for your nice comment. :) :)

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      stars439 5 years ago from Louisiana, The Magnolia and Pelican State.

      Awesome recipe. The candy looks delicious. Thank you for describing step by step how to make it. I must try making it. God Bless You Precious heart.

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      oliversmum 5 years ago from australia

      stars439.Hi. It is very nice,a little sweet.

      It's great for a treat now and again.

      I personally like to see how things are made from beginning to end.

      I hope you like it,when to get time to make it.

      Thank you so much for your lovely comment, It's nice when you drop by.

      Happy New Year to you and your Family.:):)

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      Philip Cooper 5 years ago from Olney

      Mmmmm..now this sounds delicious..I shall try this..I love chocolate and mints. Thank you.

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      oliversmum 5 years ago from australia

      one2get2no Hi.

      Yes it is pretty tasty.

      Chocolate and Mint are a great combination.

      I do hope you like this recipe when you get time to make it.

      Thank you so much for your lovely comment.:):)

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      Eileen Hughes 4 years ago from Northam Western Australia

      This sounds yummy, shame you still have to cook it. I love the no bake slices best as i am a lazy Auzzie and like you a dog lover.

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      oliversmum 4 years ago from australia

      Eileen Hughes Hi. They are nice. Yes the no bake slices are the best and less cleaning up.

      No we Aussies are not lazy,just some are more lay back than others. :) Yes we do love our Oliver, he does some amazing things at times.

      Thank you for your lovely comment. :):)

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      Suzanne Ridgeway 3 years ago from Dublin, Ireland

      Hi oliversmum,

      Sounds delicious as I love these chocolate slice type biscuits and mint choc is a favorite combination of mine in EYERYTHING! I even made a lip balm in it! Great recipe, voted up, useful ,interesting and shared.

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      CraftytotheCore 3 years ago

      This looks really good. I'd probably eat the whole tray myself! :D

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      oliversmum 3 years ago from australia

      Suzie HQ Hi. Yes they are nice. I agree chocolate and mint can be used in a variety of recipes, and it always tastes good. Have not read all your recipes as yet, but will go back and read more, the lip balm sounds like it would be perfect for our conditions over here. Thank you so much for your comment and ALL votes, they are very much appreciated. :) :)

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      oliversmum 3 years ago from australia

      CraftytotheCore.Hi. They are pretty tasty. You sound like you enjoy the combination of chocolate and mint, there is just something about those two flavors. The whole tray, that would be a pretty brave thing to do. Thank you for your comment. :) :)

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      Habib ur Rehman 3 years ago from Karachi, Pakistan

      Great recipe, though one same kind of recipe, my wife tried few days ago, yet it is look great ...

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      oliversmum 3 years ago from australia

      habeeb rehman Hi. Did your wife like the recipe that she made. Mint and chocolate go very well together, It is very tasty. Thank you so much for your nice comment. :) :)

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