Mint Coconut Rough

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This Mint Coconut Rough is the yummiest raw chocolate treat. Only takes a couple of minutes to make and 30-60 minutes to set.

Stack of mint coconut rough pieces.

How good is coconut rough! It is one of the easiest raw chocolate recipes that you can make.

I make it regularly, probably at least every 1 -2 weeks and it perfect for when you have guests coming over last minute. You can change up the flavours easily. I have made orange, raspberry and peppermint. There are many other flavours that you can try too.


Gluten & dairy free – this recipe is suitable for people with gluten, dairy, nut allergies & intolerances as well as many other dietary requirements.

Easy to make – this recipe takes 5 minutes to make and approximately 1 hour to set.

Healthy wholefood ingredients – which are easy to find at any supermarket.

pieces of coconut chocolate on a white board.


  • Shredded organic coconut (desiccated coconut also works well)
  • Coconut oil
  • Cacao powder
  • Maple syrup
  • Peppermint essential oil (or peppermint extract)


Do I need to toast the coconut?

I didn’t toast the shredded coconut for this version, but it works well either way. Anything to save a bit of time is always a big plus for me, when I have a lot going on.

What are the storage recommendations for this recipe?

Yes you can! You can keep stored in your refrigerator for up to 1 week or you can store in the freezer for up to 6 months. You will need allow 5 minutes to thaw them out before eating.

What is better – essential oil or extract?

I highly recommend using a food grade peppermint essential oil if you can. Peppermint extract is just not the same as a good quality essential oil and the flavour is definitely not the same.

Chocolate squares on a board.

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Lastly, I would love to hear from you if you make this recipe. You can either leave a comment and/or give this recipe a rating! If you do make this recipe, please tag me on Instagram! It really makes my day when I see your creations of my recipes.

Mint Coconut Rough

Vanessa Gengaroli
This is SERIOUSLY the yummiest raw chocolate. Only takes a couple of minutes to make and 30-60 minutes to set.
5 from 3 votes
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Course Chocolate
Cuisine Western
Servings 30 pieces
Calories 61 kcal


  • 1 1/2 cups shredded coconut desiccated coconut also works well
  • 1/2 cup coconut oil
  • 1/2 cup cacao powder
  • 3 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 6 drops food grade peppermint essential oil or peppermint extract


  • Raw Chocolate: Melt the coconut oil in a saucepan on low heat. Once melted, remove from heat, add the maple syrup, whisking briskly until well combined. Then add the cacao powder, stirring until well mixed through.
  • Mix Ingredients: Place the shredded coconut and peppermint essential oil into the saucepan and stir through the chocolate mixture. Spread evenly on a lined baking tray and place in the freezer for 30 – 60 minutes to set.
  • Cut into slices: Slice in desired sized pieces and serve.


  • I recommend storing in the freezer to keep it firm.
  • Cook time does not include the time it takes for the minty coconut rough to freeze — approximately 30-60 minutes, depending on the temperature of your freezer.


Serving: 1pieceCalories: 61kcalCarbohydrates: 4gProtein: 0.4gFat: 5gSaturated Fat: 5gPolyunsaturated Fat: 0.1gMonounsaturated Fat: 0.4gSodium: 12mgPotassium: 41mgFiber: 1gSugar: 3gVitamin C: 0.03mgCalcium: 5mgIron: 0.3mg
Keyword chocolate, coconut, dessert, raw chocolate, raw dessert
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