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Chocolate Mint Bites

This weekends adventure took me to Potsdam outside of Berlin.  Potsdam means ‘beneath the oaks’.

My cousin was adamant about showing me Sans Souci in Potsdam, the summer palace of Frederick the Great, King of Prussia.  The palace is often considered the German rival of Versailles.  King Frederick wanted a private residence where he could relax away from the Berlin court.

The palace’s name Sans Souci, is a French phrase which translates into “without worries” thus symbolising that it was a place for relaxation rather than a seat of power.

Of course I brought plenty of goodies for my cousin and I to enjoy.  These raw Chocolate Mint Bites are the perfect little chocolatety flavored treat with a light mint taste.  I packed up 2 dozen for the trip and we finished them all in 2 days!

Chocolate Mint Bites

  • 1 c Carob or Cacao Powder
  • 1 c Almond Flour
  • 1/2 tsp Vanilla Powder
  • Pinch Himalayan Salt
  • 1/4 c Fresh Mint, chopped
  • 1/4 c Agave Nectar
  • 1/2 c Filtered Water
  • 1/2 c Dates, chopped

In a bowl blend the carob/cacao powder, almond flour, vanilla powder and salt and set aside.  Using a personal blender, blend the mint, agave, and water until the mint is completely liquified.  Add the dates and blend until completely smooth.  Mix the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients with a spatula.  Empty onto a dehydrator sheet and smooth out to a square shape of about 1/2 inch thickness.  Dehydrate overnight or for 10-12 hours.  Flip onto a cutting board and square the edges off.  Cut into 1 inch squares and dehydrate for 2 more hours.  Enjoy with a glass of Almond Milk and store the remainder in an airtight container.

Makes 4 dozen mini cookies/ bites

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9 responses

  1. mmm, love chocolate and mint together and this sounds like a great recipe!

    May 13, 2011 at 22:22

  2. Mint chocolate is my favorite combo! What a lovely treat! Beautiful pics as well.

    May 14, 2011 at 04:39

  3. tastyeatsathome

    Chocolate and mint is ALWAYS a great combo. Yum.

    May 23, 2011 at 21:28

  4. these look amazing!!! and your photos are always so gorgeous (:
    I made your sacher torte a few weeks ago, and it was SO GOOD! Thank you X

    June 6, 2011 at 17:44

  5. Lenna (veganlenna)

    I was in Berlin last summer and visited Potsdam as well. Ain´t it just the prettiest place ever? All that amazing architectonic monuments, I felt like in a dream:)

    June 13, 2011 at 12:50

  6. Maureen

    Thanks for sharing this yummy recipe – I will give it a try!

    June 26, 2011 at 04:56

  7. I always enjoy a good raw brownie recipe, especially with mint. Delicious!

    I love that the palace’s name translates to “without worries.” I want to go there.

    July 1, 2011 at 18:59

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  9. Lenna (veganlenna)

    I have been to Potsdam a year ago and it is one of the most beautiful places I have ever seen!

    October 23, 2011 at 17:27

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