Inspired by the much-loved Christmas film, this mint, chocolate and coconut 'Grinch' slice made by food and fitness blogger Katie Morgan, is the perfect festive sweet treat...
Soak the cashews for the coconut mint layer in warm water to soften them a little bit.
Whilst they are soaking, put all the base ingredients (except the optional cacao nibs) into a food processor and pulse until well-combined and smooth. If you're adding the cacao nibs, put them in now and pulse again for an extra 15-30 seconds.
Spread the base into a lined tin and place this in the freezer.
Next, drain the cashews. Place them, with all of the other ingredients for the coconut mint layer in the food processor and blend until it's nice and creamy - this may take up to 3-4 mins. Spread this evenly over the base and place the tin back in the freezer.
In a clean bowl combine the melted coconut oil, cacao, syrup (and optional peppermint) for the chocolate topping. Stir until smooth and all the cacao lumps are gone. Pour the topping over the coconut mint and place this back in freezer for up to 6-8 hours to set.
Christmas Grinch Mint Slice (serves approx. 10)
- 8 Medjool dates pitted
- 3 tbsp. cacao powder
- 3/4 cup almonds
- 1/2 cup macadamias (or any nuts)
- 2 tbsp. coconut oil
- 2 tbsp. maple syrup or honey
- Pinch of sea salt
- Optional crunch – 2 tbsp. cacao nibs
Coconut mint layer
- 1 cup cashews (soaked in water for at least an hour)
- 1/2 cup maple syrup or honey
- 1 cups desiccated coconut
- 1/2 cup coconut oil
- 1 scoop vanilla protein powder
- 4 drops peppermint oil / essence
- 1 handful of spinach
- 1/2 cup coconut oil melted
- 1/2 cup cacao powder
- 1/2 cup maple syrup
- Optional for the mint-lovers: additional 3-4 drops of peppermint essence in chocolate topping
Nutritionals per serving: Calories = 566; P = 9g, C = 39g, F = 46g)*
*All calorie and macro calculations are estimates and will vary depending on portion size and ingredients used
Katie Morgan is an Aussie blogger who writes about all things health, nutrition, fitness, love and travel on her website: Kale and the Kettlebell. She’s dedicated to living a healthier, happier and more active lifestyle. Obsessed with protein pancakes, smoothie bowls and nut butter, Katie is a big advocate for everything in moderation. Her hottest tip? Stop trying to eat and exercise for how you look - focus on how you feel and you will be surprised with the results. “Take care of your body – it’s the only place you have to live forever”