So let’s say it’s a hot summer day. And you crave for some sweets. Minus the tons of sugar and processed fats. And without even turning the oven on, turning your kitchen into a boiler room. I’ve been through this several times – until I’ve discovered the wonders of no bake desserts. Add some essential oils to them and make them an even bigger hit! Hope you enjoy this easy to make dessert/treat recipe.

chocolate peppermint squares

These squares are yummy and cooling due to the Peppermint Oil. Low sugar content as well 🙂

Ingredients:

Crust
10 graham cracker sheets or 2 small packages of digestive biscuits
6 tablespoons butter, melted

Peppermint Cream
1/2 cup coconut oil
1/2 cup heavy cream
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 tablespoons powdered sugar
5 drops of Peppermint Essential Oil (adjust according to taste)
optional other oils you like (I’ve used Lemon and Lime)
*IMPORTANT – only use therapeutic grade essential oils!

Chocolate Coating
110 grams / 4 ounces dark chocolate
2 tablespoons coconut oil

PREPARATION
1. Crush crackers/biscuits until fine in texture – you can place them in a ziplock bag and use a rolling pin. I used my food processor for it
2. In a bowl, combine the crushed graham crackers/biscuits with melted butter and mix well.
3. Line a 9×9 inch pan with parchment paper. Make sure you leave some extra paper on the edges so you can remove the final product easily.
4. Transfer the cracker/biscuit crumbs to the pan, even it out and compress it. Place it in the freezer.
5. Prepare the cream: combine ingredients for peppermint cream with hand mixer until a thick, uniform cream is formed.
6. Remove the pan from the freezer and add the peppermint cream on top. Even it out. Freeze for at least 1 hour.
7. In a small bowl, combine the chocolate and the coconut butter. You might need to adjust the amount of coconut butter depending on the type of chocolate you are using. Microwave in 20-second intervals, stirring between each, until chocolate is fully melted.
8. Remove pan from freezer and remove the crust from the paper. Cut the it into 36 squares (i.e. 6 lengthwise cuts and 6 crosswise cuts).
9. Place squares on a metal cooling rack and top with melted chocolate.
10. Chill squares in fridge or freezer until ready to eat.
11. Enjoy!

Tips:

  • make sure you keep the squares in the fridge, otherwise the crust might crumble
  • when cutting the squares, use a long knife and just press on the cream/crust
  • cut the squares before adding the chocolate on top – otherwise the chocolate will crack when you try to cut it

Original recipe found on the Tasty Youtube Channel – check them out for other great tasty treats 🙂

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