Green & Black’s Organic New Mint Chocolate

The delicate mix of dark chocolate and fresh peppermint come together to wow your senses.

Whether you’re looking for the perfect stocking stuffers or simply to indulge in delicious holiday treats with those you love most, Green & Black’s Organic can offer the most pleasant and enjoyable comforts that come with the holidays.

Mint chocolate fans can make merry as Green & Black’s Organic introduces a covetted new bar – Mint! Give the gift of perfectly balanced, wintery fresh peppermint with rich, 60% cocoa chocolate. Milk chocolate lovers have a special reason to celebrate too -Green & Black’s Organic has added an extra hint of cocoa, from 34% to 37%, for an exceptionally chocolaty taste. The holidays are all about giving and sharing, so give the sweetest stocking stuffer of all -Green & Black’s Organic premium chocolate.

Here is one of our favourite Green & Black’s Organic Chocolate recipes – great for the holiday season!

Green & Black’s Organic Mint Chocolate Whoopie Pies (Recipe courtesy of Green & Black’s Organic Holiday 2015)

Pie Ingredients:
125g (4 oz) Unsalted butter at room temperature
150g (5 oz) Green & Black’s Organic Mint Chocolate
225g (8 oz) Sugar
3 Large eggs
1tsp Vanilla extract
250g (9 oz) Plain flour
30g (1 oz) Good-quality cocoa powder
½ tsp Baking powder

Frosting Ingredients:
150g(5 oz) Unsalted butter
30ml Semi-skimmed milk
150g (5 oz)I cing sugar
Natural peppermint extract
Optional Natural green food colouring

Directions: Preheat a convection oven to 166°C (330°F). If you do not have a convection oven, reduce the temperature by 14°C (25°F) degrees. Line two baking trays with baking parchment. Melt the butter and chocolate in a heatproof bowl over a pan of barely simmering water, making sure the bowl does not touch the water. Remove from the heat and allow to cool slightly. Whisk the sugar, eggs and vanilla in a separate bowl for about three minutes or until light, fluffy and pale in colour, then fold in the chocolate mixture.Sift the flour, cocoa and baking powder together and fold into the mixture.Place tablespoons of the mixture onto the baking trays (the mixture should make about20 biscuits) and bake for 10–12 minutes. Remove from the oven and allow to cool. For the filling, cream the butter, sugar and milk together. Add a few drops of peppermint extract to taste. If desired,finish with a few drops of the natural food coloring until you’re happy with the final color. Cream everything together until light and airy. When the pies have cooled, pair them up and apply a layer of filling to one of the flatter sides and sandwich them together. Dust with icing sugar. Makes about 10

Tip: For the filling, begin with a wooden spoon –if you start with an electric whisk you may disappear in a cloud of icing sugar.

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