Monday, 16 March 2015

Dark Chocolate Dinner Mints with Oats

It is Monday, the start to a new week, and I just had my first day of training in a new job - chocolate is needed!

Yes, we have two sweet treats in a row on this here blog, because... Actually, no reason is required! All you need is a cuppa and putting your feet up. If you crush these up - come to think of it - they might make for a tasty ice cream crumble actually! Why didn't I think of this before it was too late?! These disappeared in the flashest of flashes.

Dark Chocolate Dinner Mints with Oats
(Makes 1 small cake tin's worth)

75g cocoa butter
2 tbsp cashew butter (or other nut butter)
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
2-3 tbsp syrup (I used agave, but maple syrup works well too!)
5-8 tbsp unsweetened cocoa (depends on how dark you like it)
1-2 tsp peppermint extract (unless you have that really strong stuff that you only need a few drops of!)
About 50 grams of toasted oats

- Start by having a small frying pan on low heat and add your cocoa butter, once it starts to melt add your cashew butter. Stir until they are both mixed well and melted.

- Now, turn off the heat and stir through the syrup, vanilla and the cocoa powder. Then, gentrly fold in the peppermint extract and the oats, making sure it is all covered. Add more oats if you want to bulk out the chocolate a little.

- Divide between small confectionary cupcake cases (I used silicone ones), or simply spread over some clingfilm or baking parchment on a plate and leave it to set in the fridge for a couple of hours.

Once set - it's ready to serve! I find these are perfect after-dinner chocolate mints ^ ^ And I hope you like them!

Recipe based on: but altered by yours truly *smiles*

- Jules


  1. I JUST bought some of those cute silicone muffin cups and am DYING to use them! This looks awesome!

    1. Who needa After Eights anyway! Hah, I thought the oats added a really nice texture and made these choclates a little more filling :)
      Looking forward to see what else you'll make in the silicone moulds, they are so great :D x

  2. Oi oi oi så godt!! Laget nettopp en porsjon sjokolade som skal få bli med til Oslo :)
    Det er så spennende med ny jobb altså. Håper du forteller mer om den etter hvert!

    1. Digg! Syns mint og sjokolade...eller mintsjokolade, hihi, er så godt! Er sikker på at de du laget er vel så gode! Håper turen går bra, og at du koser deg masse!
      Så langt går kurset til den nye jobben kjempebra, masse nye gode folk og bli kjent med :) x