Healthy Lunch Box Snack – Choc Mint Fudge

Packing your children lunch every day isn’t always simple. Some days you just can’t be bothered, and other days you just don’t have enough time. It can be hard to find healthy lunchbox choices that the kids will actually enjoy eating. Packing a healthy lunch has a lot of benefits. It boosts children’s energy levels and increases their ability to concentrate during class. It also gives them key nutrients they require from a young age. Regularly packing a healthy lunch gets them into the habit of eating healthy and sets a good example.

Here is one healthy lunch box snack that I truly believe your kids will love!


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Healthy Choc Mint Fudge

  • Author: Katrina Springer
  • Prep Time: 10 hours 10 mins
  • Total Time: 10 hours 10 mins
  • Yield: 20 1x


  • 15 medjool dates, seeds removed
  • 2 cups desiccated coconut
  • 1/2 cup pepitas
  • 2 tablespoons cacao
  • 1 tablespoon chia seeds
  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup
  • 6 drops peppermint oil (food grade)


  1. Line a 20cm square cake tine with baking paper and set aside.
  2. In a large food processor place all of the ingredients except for the peppermint oil.
  3. Process for 60-80 seconds on high until thoroughly mixed and fudge like.
  4. Add the peppermint oil and process for a further 10 seconds.
  5. Use your fingers to push the mixture into the lined cake tin evenly. Refrigerate for a least 1 hour before cutting into squares.
  6. Store in the fridge in an airtight container for up to 1 week.

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This recipe is an excerpt from Cut out the Crap’s Lunch Box Solutions cookbook by Collette White.

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Bernie October 7, 2016 - 7:35 AM

Looks delicious. Could you freeze this do you think?

Belinda October 7, 2016 - 11:07 AM

I was thinking the same thing Bernie. Can we freeze this?

Sharon October 8, 2016 - 5:23 PM

What’s a pepita please? Is that a pumpkin seed?

Georgie October 16, 2016 - 6:59 AM

Yes it’s a pumpkin seed 🙂

Chatty Richardson October 17, 2016 - 12:04 PM

Easy and delicious!!! Even if the kids do enjoy I will… used 4tsp of peppermint extract not oil though… still good ????????

Melanie October 18, 2016 - 9:13 AM

Where can you get food grade peppermint oil from? I’m in Australia. Thanks

Katrina - The Organised Housewife October 18, 2016 - 10:49 AM

Some health food shop stock it, or you can purchase online here:

Katie September 20, 2019 - 4:38 AM

Looks delicious. Our family loves mint but not coconut is not as desired. Do you have s coconut alternative?

Katrina - The Organised Housewife September 23, 2019 - 12:29 PM

Katie if your family are not big fans of coconut, I would simply remove it from this recipe… it’ll still be delicious! Kat 🙂


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