Indulge in the Festive Magic of Mint Chocolate Delight!

Indulge in the Festive Magic of Mint Chocolate Delight!

The holiday season is here and if you're on the lookout for the perfect dessert to bring to a Christmas party or to enjoy as a festive indulgence, look no further. Today, I'm excited to share a mouthwatering mint chocolate dessert that not only makes your taste buds dance but also caters to dietary preferences. This scrumptious creation became a staple in my repertoire when I lived in Melbourne and needed a dairy-free and gluten-free dessert for my birthday celebrations.  

Unfortunately, the website where I found this easy peazy dessert I can no longer find on the world wide web but the recipe lives on in my kitchen, and now, it can live on in yours too!


For the Base:

  • 1/2 cup Medjool Dates
  • 1/2 cup walnuts
  • 1/2 cup cashews
  • 2 tbsp coconut oil
  • 1 tbsp cacao powder
  • 2 sprigs of mint (stalks removed)

For the Mousse:

  • 100g dark chocolate
  • 1 cup coconut cream
  • 1/2 tsp mint extract
  • 1 egg yolk


Creating the Blissful Base:

  1. Combine Medjool dates, walnuts, cashews, coconut oil, cacao powder, and mint leaves (stalks removed) in a blender or food processor.
  2. Blend until the mixture reaches a smooth consistency. If needed, add a small amount of hot water to soften the dates and to help the mixture break down.
  3. Spoon the base mixture into muffin tins (for single serves), pressing down firmly to create a solid foundation for the mousse layers.

Whipping Up the Mint Chocolate Mousse:

  1. In a saucepan over low heat, melt the dark chocolate slowly until smooth.
  2. Add coconut cream, mint extract, and egg yolk to the melted chocolate, stirring until well combined.
  3. Pour the chocolate mixture over the prepared bases, ensuring an even distribution.
  4. Place in the fridge or freezer to set.

Serve and Savor:

  1. Before serving, take the mint chocolate delights out of the fridge and pop out of the tray while still hard.  Allow to soften before you serve. 
  2. Serve with your choice of toppings.  My favourite is a mix of berries for a delightful contrast in flavours.

I hope you enjoy this delightful dessert and I wish you all a happy and fun filled holiday season.

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