Food for Life – Donna’s Peppermint Slice

“We don’t make the health reform an iron bedstead, cutting people off or stretching them out to fit it. One person cannot be a standard for everybody else. What we want is a little sprinkling of good common sense. Don’t be extremists. If you err, it would be better to err on the side of the people than on the side where you cannot reach them. Do not be peculiar for the sake of being peculiar.” Sermons and Talks, vol. 1, 12.

“We have always used . . . some sugar. This we have never denounced, either in our writings or in our preaching. . . . The time has not yet come for sugar . . . to be wholly abolished from our tables.” Counsels on Diet and Foods, 330.

“Do just as Jenny would have you, my own dear boy. Here is a peppermint, Willie.—Letter 9, 1859. (To ‘Dear Little Willie,’ September 26, 1859.)” Manuscript Releases, vol. 3, 121.

“In the last box we sent to Battle Creek were some little trinkets for you and a little box of candy. You must eat it only when Jenny thinks it is best. Eat a very little at a time. . . . Letter 10, 1859. (To ‘Dear Little Willie,’ 1859.)” Ibid.

Donna’s Peppermint Slice


2 1/2 cups crushed Weetbix, Weetabix or other whole grain flake cereal

1 1/2 cups flour

3/4-1 cup oil

2 Tablespoons honey

1 1/2 cups coconut

3 Tablespoons carob powder

1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder

1/2 cup raisins or sultanas

1/2 cup chopped walnuts

Warm honey and oil together. Add to rest of ingredients. Press into tray. Bake at 350 degrees for 10–15 minutes. Put in refrigerator to cool.

Peppermint Layer

3 cups cashews

8 drops peppermint oil

1/2 can coconut cream

1 cup honey

Blend all ingredients together until smooth. Pour onto base and chill.

Carob Topping

1 1/2 cups carob chips

1/2 can coconut cream

Warm in a double boiler until carob is melted. Spread on top of other layers. Refrigerate to set carob.

When set, cut into slices and freeze. A real treat to eat straight from the freezer!

Judith Higgs and her retired husband live on a small property near Tamworth, N.S.W., Australia, where they enjoy the benefits of country living. They are involved in a Bible Correspondence School, sending lessons all over the South Pacific. Judith also volunteers many hours of time transcribing tapes for Steps to Life.

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