Chocolate Mint Traybake

When I was at school our canteen did a great line in cakes – a huge chocolate Viennese whirl type thing, with a big layer of chocolate buttercream, chocolate and syrup crispie cakes, and a chocolate and mint square that I have never seen the like of elsewhere. I was reminded of these treats during a conversation about school food recently, and I had a real craving to have one of those chocolate mint bakes, so I thought I would give something similar a go.

 

Mint choc chip no bake traybake

 

For the base:-

400g double chocolate chip cookies

150g butter

2 tablespoons of cocoa powder

1 tablespoon of caster sugar.

In a big bowl, bash the biscuits to crumbs with something heavy – I used the end of a big wooden rolling pin. Melt the butter with the cocoa and caster sugar. Add the butter mix to the biscuit crumb and stir well. Press firmly into the bottom of a lined 9 inch square baking tray and put in the fridge until set.

 

 

For the mint layer:

240g of icing sugar

60g melted butter

1 teaspoon of peppermint extract

1-2 tablespoons of milk

Combine the butter, icing sugar and peppermint extract. Add the milk a little at a time, if needed, until you have a thick smooth icing. You could add a few drops of green colouring, but I didn’t have any! Smooth over the base and refrigerate until cooled.

 

For the chocolate topping:

150g of chocolate chips

75g butter

Melt the butter and chocolate together. The butter gives the end result a softer consistency, making the traybake easier to slice. When melted pour over the mint icing, and tilt the tray around to completely cover as evenly as possible. Chill until set – then slice using a sharp knife and serve. This traybake is best kept in the refrigerator, and will last for a few days. If it isn’t all eaten long before then!

 

chocolate mint tray bake

 

This tasted almost like the one I remember from school, and was completely yummy – I will definitely make it again! By the way, have just realised I have called this a traybake, but it isn’t baked. What do you call that? A Traychill? A Traymelt? Answers on a postcard please!

Love Miss Cisco XXX

 

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21 Comments

  1. February 26, 2016 / 11:50 am

    This looks completely scrummy! Is it true that calories don’t count on a Friday? I can’t remember where I heard that… but wish it was true.

  2. February 26, 2016 / 9:49 pm

    Oh man, I want to try this. I love mint and chocolate. Shame I’m on a diet, but am off to pin it, and I’ll try it when I’m at hoal!

  3. February 27, 2016 / 12:01 am

    I wish I had gone to your school! This looks absolutely delicious and now I’m racking my brains on what to call a no-bake traybake! Triple choc mint slices?
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  4. February 27, 2016 / 4:13 am

    Oh wow this looks absolutely delicious. I love mint chocolate so this would be right up my street!

  5. February 27, 2016 / 7:48 am

    Oh my! These look GORGEOUS!!!!! I’d call it a tray melt maybe?!
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  6. February 27, 2016 / 8:16 am

    Listen, Miss Cisco. You are NOT helping my diet one tiny bit!

    (*whispers* But thanks anyway, this looks amazing!)

  7. February 27, 2016 / 12:15 pm

    They look amazing! I love mint and chocolate as a combination, with a nice hot coffee in the evening. I’d say it’s a Traymelt!

  8. February 27, 2016 / 5:58 pm

    This looks so good. Will definitely give it a try.

  9. February 28, 2016 / 9:31 am

    This looks amazing and so easy to do too – may have to give it a go

  10. February 29, 2016 / 10:14 am

    Your bakes are really appealing and I need to come for tea! This looks like something my boys would adore!

  11. February 29, 2016 / 10:21 am

    I am so making this next weekend, it looks amazing x

  12. February 29, 2016 / 2:33 pm

    Seriously Sonya!!!! You’re killing me with this – I’m blaming you for heading off to the supermarket for chocolate cake! 😉

  13. March 1, 2016 / 12:14 am

    Yum. My Mum used to send us back to boarding school with a tin of chocolate mint slice. I can down a packet of Arnott Mint Creams in a day – keep in fridge for extra crunch. Your baking always looks cafe-class btw. Janex

  14. March 1, 2016 / 11:50 am

    I think you can still call it a tray bake, since it comes in a tray! It looks delicious, I remember seeing this in your Instagram feed and wishing for instant delivery services instead, lol!xx

  15. March 4, 2016 / 8:28 am

    Ooooh this looks amazing , of course you’re delivering to my house

  16. March 8, 2016 / 3:30 pm

    Oh wow! These look incredible, I think I nearly dribbled (nice!). They look absolutely divine, I’m so going to have to give them a go. Thank you so much for sharing 🙂

  17. Emma
    May 13, 2017 / 9:20 pm

    This saved the Rainbow coffee morning today. I made a double batch and decorated wee squares with white chocolate hearts before parcelling up in ribbon tied mini bags. My daughter was very proud of my creations- a first! Thank you x

  18. Barbara Uttle
    May 17, 2017 / 1:23 pm

    Since discovering this recipe a few months ago I have made it half a dozen times. The family, all grown and with childrens of there own love it and have passed the recipe on to my daughter-in-law and sister at their request.
    To make it as cheap as possible I use simple value type choc chip cookies and cheapest chocolate, not cooking though! IT is still delicious.
    Thank you “rock n roll ” mum for a winner!

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