Quick, Easy Apricot Coconut Slice

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Looking for a nutritious, yummy, but mostly easy snack? Need something gluten-free, dairy-free, nut free, egg free?

This wonderful slice has been adapted from a simpler recipe a dear friend shared with me verbally, so I'm not sure where it came from. The original recipe had only 3 ingredients but I need to take the edge off the sugar load in the dried fruit, and I always need a few more healthy fats in my diet so I have added some.

If you have issues with sulphur, please choose your apricots carefully as the supermarket varieties often have preservative 220 which contains sulphur.

Take:

  • your food processor of choice
  • 400g of dried apricots
  • 130g of desiccated coconut
  • 80g of dates
  • 2 tablespoons of tahini (I use heaped tablespoons, because I love sesame)
  • 1-2 tablespoons of coconut oil
  • a pinch. or two, of salt

extra coconut to sprinkle in pan

Optional:
2 teaspoons of roasted sesame seeds

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  • Line a slice pan with coconut, or cooking paper
  • Blitz everything in the food processor until it sticks together when squeezed lightly (60-90 seconds)
  • press the mixture firmly into the pan
  • sprinkle with sesame seeds if you like
  • refrigerate for at least 20 minutes
  • cut into cubes or sticks

if you prefer balls, roll into balls and coat in coconut rather than putting into the pan

After blitzing, put in slice pan then firmly squish down evenly

After blitzing, put in slice pan then firmly squish down evenly

After pressing into the pan, sprinkle of sesame seeds, or as on the right of this picture cacao nibs

After pressing into the pan, sprinkle of sesame seeds, or as on the right of this picture cacao nibs