This no bake apricot coconut slice is a perfect lunchbox recipe! It's no-bake, freezer friendly and it stands up well to a bit of bouncing in the lunchbox. Great for kids with a sweet tooth, but made without any added refined sugar, you can get this lunchbox treat made in no time at all! You only need 5 pantry ingredients to make this delicious slice.
Why you're going to love this recipe
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!
- Gluten free
- Dairy free
- To make it vegan, you can switch the honey out for rice malt syrup or golden syrup.
- Nut free
- Quick and easy to make
- Freezer friendly
- Only uses 5 ingredients
- Pantry ingredients
What goes into the recipe
- coconut cream- not coconut milk, this is much thicker
- honey- you can swap it for rice malt syrup or golden syrup if you want to make this slice vegan
- dried apricots- I have used the orange ones for this, but feel free to purchase the brown sulfite free ones, although the colour of the slice won't be as appealing.
How to make this recipe
- Warm the honey and coconut oil. Combine all the ingredients in the bowl of a food processor (Image 1).
- Blitz to combine. (Image 2)
- Give a stir with a spatula. (Image 3)
- Press into a silicone loaf pan (Image 4)
- Smooth down the top with your spatula. (Image 5)
- Cover the top with coconut. (Image 6)
- Refrigerate for an hour on until firm (Image 7)
- cut into 16 slices (Image 8)
Expert Tips and FAQs
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.
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.
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.
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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 tablespoon 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.