No Bake Apricot, Date & Coconut Slice

Apricot date and coconut slice feature

Can you believe it’s already week 2 of term 3?! You know Christmas is going to be here before we know it!!! (sorry if I’m scaring anyone).

I don’t know about you guys but the weekend that just passed feels like I blinked Friday afternoon and on the other side of that blink was Monday along with another school week and another round of kidlet lunch box packing ready and waiting to go again!

Lunch box packing has played a part in my life for over 9 years now, I’m always on the hunt of ways to make them a little bit more exciting in the homemade sweet treat department whenever I can, I do confess it’s not something I am able to do all the time, sometimes a packet of tiny teddies, a packaged muesli bar or a squeezie yoghurt has to cut it.

Recently I did a little bit of experimenting with a No Bake Apricot, Date and Coconut Slice, I sent it along in the lunch boxes and the result………. I had the 3 kidlets along with one Zadada coming home that afternoon asking me to make sure they had another slice of it packed for the following day, definitely a winner!

And you all know when there’s a winner in these parts you all get to hear about it.

This slice really is so easy to put together, the fact that it’s No Bake makes it even more appealing, it’s just a mix, press, set, drizzle, slice it job…….lunchbox treat perfection 😉

Here’s you how-to:

Instructions Apricot, Date, coconut and cornflake slice

Apricot Date and Coconut Slice 2

No Bake Apricot, Date & Coconut Slice
 
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Recipe type: Slices
Serves: 25
Ingredients
  • 4 cups cornflakes, crushed
  • ½ cup apricots, diced
  • ⅓ cup desiccated coconut
  • 125g butter, chopped
  • ⅓ cup caster sugar
  • 1 cup, chopped pitted dates
  • TOPPING
  • 50g dark chocolate, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon coconut oil or Copha
Instructions
  1. Line a 20cm x 20cm cake tin with baking paper (make sure you have some over hang each end of tin (this makes slice easier to remove at the end)
  2. Place cornflakes, apricots and coconut in a large mixing bowl, set aside.
  3. Combine butter, sugar and dates in a small saucepan over medium heat. Cook stirring until butter has melted and dates are soft, pour over cornflake mixture, stir well with a wooden spoon to combine.
  4. Press into prepared tin.
  5. Cover with foil and refrigerate for 1 hour or until firm.
  6. TOPPING
  7. Place chocolate and coconut oil/copha in a microwave safe dish and microwave for 20 second spurts (3-4 rounds should do it) stirring in between until chocolate has melted and mixture is smooth. Drizzle chocolate mixture over set slice (I use a disposable piping bag to do this, just snip the end off and away you go).
  8. Return slice to refrigerator for another 30 minutes or until chocolate has set. Lift set slice from tin by grabbing each end of overhung baking paper and slice into squares.
  9. Enjoy!

Apricot Date and coconut slice 1

Got any lunchbox treat idea’s recipes?  Feel free to share them in the comments below or send me an email at [email protected] I’d love to hear from you.

Until the next time……..

Zamamabakes

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Apricot date and coconut slice feature

Can you believe it’s already week 2 of term 3?! You know Christmas is going to be here before we know it!!! (sorry if I’m scaring anyone).

I don’t know about you guys but the weekend that just passed feels like I blinked Friday afternoon and on the other side of that blink was Monday along with another school week and another round of kidlet lunch box packing ready and waiting to go again!

Lunch box packing has played a part in my life for over 9 years now, I’m always on the hunt of ways to make them a little bit more exciting in the homemade sweet treat department whenever I can, I do confess it’s not something I am able to do all the time, sometimes a packet of tiny teddies, a packaged muesli bar or a squeezie yoghurt has to cut it.

Recently I did a little bit of experimenting with a No Bake Apricot, Date and Coconut Slice, I sent it along in the lunch boxes and the result………. I had the 3 kidlets along with one Zadada coming home that afternoon asking me to make sure they had another slice of it packed for the following day, definitely a winner!

And you all know when there’s a winner in these parts you all get to hear about it.

This slice really is so easy to put together, the fact that it’s No Bake makes it even more appealing, it’s just a mix, press, set, drizzle, slice it job…….lunchbox treat perfection 😉

Here’s you how-to:

Instructions Apricot, Date, coconut and cornflake slice

Apricot Date and Coconut Slice 2

No Bake Apricot, Date & Coconut Slice
 
Prep time
Cook time
Total time
 
Author:
Recipe type: Slices
Serves: 25
Ingredients
  • 4 cups cornflakes, crushed
  • ½ cup apricots, diced
  • ⅓ cup desiccated coconut
  • 125g butter, chopped
  • ⅓ cup caster sugar
  • 1 cup, chopped pitted dates
  • TOPPING
  • 50g dark chocolate, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon coconut oil or Copha
Instructions
  1. Line a 20cm x 20cm cake tin with baking paper (make sure you have some over hang each end of tin (this makes slice easier to remove at the end)
  2. Place cornflakes, apricots and coconut in a large mixing bowl, set aside.
  3. Combine butter, sugar and dates in a small saucepan over medium heat. Cook stirring until butter has melted and dates are soft, pour over cornflake mixture, stir well with a wooden spoon to combine.
  4. Press into prepared tin.
  5. Cover with foil and refrigerate for 1 hour or until firm.
  6. TOPPING
  7. Place chocolate and coconut oil/copha in a microwave safe dish and microwave for 20 second spurts (3-4 rounds should do it) stirring in between until chocolate has melted and mixture is smooth. Drizzle chocolate mixture over set slice (I use a disposable piping bag to do this, just snip the end off and away you go).
  8. Return slice to refrigerator for another 30 minutes or until chocolate has set. Lift set slice from tin by grabbing each end of overhung baking paper and slice into squares.
  9. Enjoy!

Apricot Date and coconut slice 1

Got any lunchbox treat idea’s recipes?  Feel free to share them in the comments below or send me an email at [email protected] I’d love to hear from you.

Until the next time……..

Zamamabakes

(Visited 4,913 times, 2 visits today)

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17 Comments on “No Bake Apricot, Date & Coconut Slice

  1. What a delicious lunch box treat Danielle! Love it! And Christmas is coming? You are scaring me! hahaha

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    1. Dannielle

      It so moreish Jess. Thanks for your kind words.
      Seriously I know that Silly season is going to be upon us before we know it

      Reply
  2. Oh my gosh! YES- I can totally believe it is already the 2nd week of term 3… some of us teachers at school were commenting that it feels like week 6 or 7…. !! This looks amazingly delicious and probably better for them than pre packaged stuff as well!

    Reply
    1. Dannielle

      Glad it’s not just me Kirsten! The good news is the term will hopefully go quick for you guys.
      This is a delicious little slice and I stocked up on cornflakes today so hoping to get another batch made very soon.
      Thanks for stopping by lovely enjoy the rest of your week. x

      Reply
  3. You had me at no bake :) I’ll have to pin this and try it out on my girls.

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    1. Dannielle

      Hehehe I love a good No Bake! I hope you and your little family enjoy it as much as we do Malinda! x

      Reply
  4. Yum – dates with apricots and coconut….will be trying this recipe for sure.
    So sad you are no longer with FFF, but I am definitely following you here. I too have found myself in the same boat of late. Simply not superwoman (oh no – secret’s out!) with wearing my artists hat full-time now, so needed to slow down in bloggy world. Keep in touch. xoxo

    Reply
    1. Dannielle

      Thanks Tracey. I hope you enjoy.
      That’s so sweet of you to share those lovely words I have to say it’s so comforting to know someone else is in the same boat. Love your superwoman comment, so true how sometimes we try to be more than we can. I will definitely keep in touch. Hope the full time artist hat works out well for you.
      Have a beautiful weekend Tracey xx

      Reply
  5. I can’t believe week 2 is almost over and we are well into the second half of the year – these look like great lunchbox treats – the last slice I made and really really loved was this date and coconut slice which is very similar but has rice bubbles http://gggiraffe.blogspot.com.au/2015/07/jeanettes-coconut-date-slice.html – I love that you have dried apricots for this slice as well and must try it

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    1. Dannielle

      Oh I’m glad I’m not the only one feeling like this school term is whizzing by!
      I’m off to check out your rice bubble slice, my 3 kidlets love rice bubbles too, sounds yummy.
      Thanks for stopping by have a great weekend xx

      Reply
  6. These look delicious. I’ll have to give them a try and see how my kids like them. I’m always trying to think of new things to add to their lunchboxes, as well.

    Reply
    1. Dannielle

      Thanks Natalie. I hope your kidlets enjoy them as much as mine, perfect for lunchboxes!

      Reply
  7. Oh how I miss our little FFF friend!!! This looks gorgeous (as always!). Definitely trying this one soon! Have a great weekend and thanks for linking up with our Fabulous Foodie Fridays party!! xx

    Reply
    1. Dannielle

      Trust me I’m having FFF withdrawals Lucy but at the same time am enjoying some extra time with my precious little family. FFF’s is part of my blogging world, without it I wouldn’t know about half the gorgeous bloggers I do, love, love, love it! Xx

      Reply
  8. This looks totes delicious and a no bake slice is twice as nice! Thanks for linking up to the Ultimate Rabbit Hole x

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    1. Dannielle

      Thanks for having me lovely lady xx

      Reply
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