Lunchboxes, lunchboxes, lunchboxes! They seem to be the one constant in life. I'm all out of snacks, so it was high time I blogged this no bake apricot coconut slice. It's super easy to make, travels well and can even be frozen!
My kids pretty much survive on fresh fruit and veggies in their lunchbox with their main of a wrap or a sandwich, pizza or something with some carbs in it. But what they love more than anything is to have a little treat in there too!
This slice is so yummy, contains only 5 ingredients and is super easy to make. It's also dairy free, gluten free and contains no refined additional sugars.
Wait! Did you say dairy-free?
Yes! Because this is made with coconut cream and coconut oil there is absolutely no dairy in it. If you want to make it vegan, you can switch the honey out for rice malt syrup or golden syrup. There are also no nuts!
Can I freeze this?
But of course! Just defrost overnight before putting in the lunchbox. It holds its form quite well, just make sure the slice it into serving sizes before freezing.
What equipment do I need?
You will need a food processor, this one can't be done by hand! you also need a silicone loaf mould because it needs to set in it. You could use mini muffin cups and do them round, or a slice pan, but it will come out thinner.
I used the food processor on my Magimix Cook Expert for these, maybe just maybe if you had a high-powered blender it would do the job, but you will need to keep scraping down the sides.
This recipe is perfect for cooking with kids!
If you've got the kids at home right now, then this recipe is perfect for making with them! There is basically no heating (except melting the honey and the coconut oil) and using the food processor means there are no knives or chopping.
If you do make it with your kids, remember to talk about the honey and the coconut oil changing state when heated, and let them have some fun doing all the measuring and putting into the food processor.
You can also shape these into balls, but first you will need to place the mixture in the fridge for at least ½ hour. Then roll as you would for bliss balls, with damp hands. Also they are really yummy topped with chia seeds instead of coconut.
More lunchbox no bake options
No bake apricot coconut slice
- ½ cup shredded coconut + ½ cup for dusting
- 1 cup dried apricots
- ¼ cup coconut cream
- 2 tbsps honey
- 1 tbsp coconut oil
- Melt the coconut oil and the honey- I do it in the microwave they take about 15 seconds each.
- Combine all ingredients into the food processor.
- Blitz until well combined.
- Press into a loaf pan and dust with extra coconut.
- Refrigerate for an hour or until firm.
- Cut into bars.