Date Mint Slice

After-dinner mints used to be such a treat for me. With no baking required, this recipe is really quick and easy to make, and can be enjoyed at any time with a nice hot cuppa.


½ cup sunflower seeds
½ cup pumpkin seeds
½ cup coconut flakes
8 dates
2 tablespoons raw cacao
¼ teaspoon sea salt
¼ cup coconut nectar (or raw honey)
¼ cup coconut oil, melted
¼ teaspoon peppermint essence
1 tablespoon cacao nibs
1 tablespoon chia seeds
Desiccated coconut, for topping


Blend seeds, coconut, dates, cacao and sea salt.

Transfer into bowl and add coconut nectar, coconut oil and peppermint essence. Stir until well combined.

Add cacao nibs and chia seeds and mix.

Spoon mixture into lined 8x8 inch tray. Top with desiccated coconut and place in fridge for 60 minutes to set before cutting into bars. Transfer into well sealed glass container and keep in fridge.

Makes 12 bars


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