Chocolate Peppermint Slice

This recipe is one of my Mums, when I was growing up I used to beg her not to put peppermint in but rather make it just with chocolate.  Now as a mother I have started making it with peppermint and my kids love it.

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Ingredients

Base
175 grams butter
3/4 cup sugar
2 tbsp golden syrup
2 tbsp cocoa
1 1/2 cups flour
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
3/4 cup coconut

Peppermint Icing
1 tbsp butter
1 – 2 tsp peppermint essence
1 1/2 cups icing sugar
hot water

Chocolate Icing
2 tbsp butter
2 tbsp cocoa
2 cups icing sugar
hot water

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Method

Base
Preheat oven to 180 C and line a square baking tin
Melt butter, sugar and golden syrup together in a saucepan
Stir in the cocoa
Add the rest of the ingredients and combine
Press into baking tin
Bake for 15 minutes
Remove from oven and allow to cool

Peppermint Icing
Melt the butter then add the peppermint essence
Add the icing sugar and stir
Slowly add hot water until it forms a thick icing
Spread over cooled base and put in fridge to set

Chocolate Icing
Melt the butter then stir in the cocoa
Add the icing sugar and stir
Slowly add hot water until forms a thick icing
Spread over set peppermint icing
Store in fridge until ready to serve
Slice and serve

 

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