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It’s no secret how much I love a tray bake. They’re some of the easiest recipes to make and everyone has a favourite. One of the most requested tray bakes we get though is Peppermint Slice.
This super simple tray bake is a big favourite with The Boys. Both have recently discovered mint-chocolate ice cream and will always choose a Mint Aero when allowed to pick a sweetie. Taking after their Granny in that department, who has always been a fan of Mint Poppets and a box of Bendicks at Christmas.
As far as tray bakes go, this one takes a little bit of time investment, purely because you need to let the layers set in between. But that aside, it’s one that anyone can manage and with a bit of crushed Mint Aero on top, it’s sure to wow anyone who you share it with…that’s if there’s any left to share!
Just made this ,can’t wait to try tomorrow. Love your recipes
Sorry but this didn’t end well, the chocolate set rock hard and pushed all the icing out when I tried to hacksaw it into squares! Too much faffing about for me, I’ll stick to your Tiffin recipe!
I’ve made this quite a few times now, it’s perfect when I remember to cut it an hour after setting the chocolate, but even when I forget it still tastes great!
I’ve made this 4 times now, the same thing happened to me on the second one. I find that chilling for about 3 hours once the icing is on to make sure it’s really well set helps. Once the chocolate topping is on, chill for about 8 minutes, and take it out of the fridge and cut it while the chocolate is still soft, making is easier to cut, then put back in the fridge overnight.
Just add some vegetable oil through the top chocolate layer, than it won’t set rick hard and you can slice easily
Add a little oil to the chocolate topping when melting. It will make it easier to slice without affecting the taste.
Oh my word!! Fantastic recipe. By far the most delicious mint slice I’ve ever tasted and I MADE IT MYSELF!!! I used half milk chocolate and half dark. I cut it after 2 hours in the fridge (as I couldn’t wait any longer to try it) and it cut well. If I’d have left it over night I think the same would have happened as did with Karen. Will be making this again and again!!
Dip your knife into a bowl of hot water before cutting, do much easier, just glides through the chocolate.
I am from the US but love Scotland and the treats. Please help me know what a digestive biscuit is as I search for a substitute here. Could it be like a graham cracker?
Not 100% sure, but do you get ‘Marie’ biscuits? Digestives are pretty sweet, crumbly biscuits.
Yes, the nearest equivalent is Graham crackers
It’s a semi sweet biscuit made in Scotland. You might get them in Walmart it’s mcvities Digestive biscuit here look on web
Yes it is almost the same . Go for it x
I made this…went a bit crazy with the cocoa powder, read the recipe wrong and used 50gs instead of a couple of table spoons. Regardless it was lovely and turned out great!!!!
Made lastnight had to add a little extra water for a softer fondant and double cream in the choclate but let’s say this… Simply gorgeous
Surely the water for the icing sugar should be TBSP no TSP?
Can this be frozen ahead of eating?
Butternut cookies or ‘Nice biscuits’ can be used if you can’t find digestive biscuits for the base.
Tried this and its absolutely delicious. Big hit with everyone.
This recipe is soooo delicious. Everyone loves it. Thank you for posting it.
DELICOUS! Super nice but used half the amount of chocolate for the top – still amazing. Tried an orange version of this : just used orange food colouring and orange essence for the icing and put orange aero on top. So so good would recommend definitely. And no baking too! Simply delicious. My family will be tired of this because I’m going to make it so much!
Ooh the orange sounds super cool I made one with pink icing, strawberry flavour and freeze dried strawberries on top – bliss
Great recipe! I didn’t add the sugar to the base as the rest was sweet enough and it turned out great. Cut it after only a short chill then left it overnight and separated into squares in the morning. Packaged it up for sweet treats for my sons nursery teachers! Thanks!
So glad I saw your post with the Peppermint Creams which led me to this recipe. This was a favourite treat of my late mums and brings back very fond memories of my mums ‘baking days’. Thank you ….will be trying the recipe out
Made this for the first time yesterday, have just cut up successfully and had a piece wuth a cuppa, absolutely scrummy,,I love a mint and chocolate combination so this recipe was a great find, love dates too so making that next.
Iv just made this waiting for the hour for the bottom biscuit layer in the fridge so I just noticed I forgot to put the 50g of melted chocolate in to the biscuits so hoping it still works il update you all soon tonight
Update- I didn’t do well lol the mint was to strong and to runny I think I need less water and to add the chocolate to the biscuit part but first time doing it but il Di better next time lol
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