MATCHA PEPPERMINT BOUNTY BARS

By Chelsey Crafts

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INGREDIENTS:
Filling
  • 4 cups desiccated coconut (or shredded coconut for more chew)
  • 3/4 cup coconut oil
  • 4 tablespoons coconut cream, chilled
  • 3 teaspoons peppermint extract
  • 4 tablespoons rice malt syrup
  • Pinch of salt
Coating
  • 2 blocks Whittaker’s Dark Chocolate
Optional: Make it refined sugar free by making your own chocolate from scratch by melting and mixing equal parts of coconut oil, raw cacao powder and maple syrup.
Decorative Drizzle
  • 2 blocks Sweet William white chocolate
  • 3/4 teaspoon Matcha Maiden powder
  • 1/4 cup dessicated coconut
METHOD:
  1. In a food processor, blend all filling ingredients for a few minutes until combined.
  2. Firmly pack the filling mixture into a lined tin. Store in the freezer until set.
  3. Once set, cut into desired shapes then coat with melted dark chocolate (I melted and coated in two batches, melting 1 block of Whittaker’s dark chocolate at a time in the microwave for 1.5mins) before placing the bars on a baking paper lined tray. Refrigerate until set.
  4. For the drizzle effect, melt white chocolate then stir in Matcha powder. Use a teaspoon to drizzle the chocolate back and forth over each bar.
  5. Sprinkle desiccated coconut over melted white chocolate before the chocolate sets. Refrigerate until set.

 

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