Apricot & White Choc Oat Slice (lunchbox recipe)

This Apricot & White Chocolate Oat Slice is hands-down my favourite slice. So simple and easy. Perfect for lunch boxes or afternoon tea! Just divine!

Scroll down to the bottom of the post for my Apricot & White Chocolate Oat Slice recipe…

Welcome to our Fabulous Foodie Fridays party! We hope you’ve had a lovely week filled with lots of baking fun. This week Lauren and I have been super busy working on a Christmas Recipes ebook that we are very, very excited about! We can’t wait to share more information with you over the next couple of months, but until then we would love to hear from you with any recipes you would like to see included in our ebook. Please feel free to leave a comment at the end of this post or send us an email with your ideas. Anyway, back to the FFF party… grab a sneaky Friday cocktail (or a mocktail if you must) and be prepared for foodie inspiration overload!

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First of all, a big foodie welcome to the gorgeously named blog ‘Recipes You Actually Want To Save’. Carolyn has certainly set the bar high with this incredibly Fudgy, Moist Chocolate Cake. You cannot go wrong with chocolate cake… especially when it’s as decadent as this one!

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One of my favourite things to bake (and eat) are banana muffins. The nOATbook’s Banana, Maple Syrup and Cinnamon Muffin recipe is so delicious that I know you will absolutely love it.

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Do you like dinners where you can just whack everything into a tray and pop it in the oven? Yep, me too! Dinner will be ready in no time at all with this Roast Lemon Chicken and Vegetables dish from The Multitasking Mummy – and you’ll only one dish to wash afterwards.

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It would be hard to find a quicker, easier and healthier dinner than this lovely Thai Style Fish and Vegetable Stir-Fry from Barbie, Bieber and Beyond. 

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Finally, it’s Friday so someone pass me a cocktail! How gorgeously fresh is this Kiwi Fruit and Pineapple Pina Colada recipe from Bek Mugridge – I can totally see myself sitting by a pool sipping on one of these (except for the fact that I live in Melbourne where the only pool you’d be sitting by is a heated one!).

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Don’t forget to pop over to Create Bake Make and check out Lauren’s favourite picks too.

 

Apricot & White Chocolate Oat Slice recipe…

This week I’m sharing my favourite Apricot & White Chocolate Oat Slice recipe with you. I made a version of this slice a few weeks ago using sultanas and chocolate chips (you can find that recipe here) and it was so popular both on the blog and at home that I had to play around with the flavours and make something that I think is even better. Even my hubby said this was his favourite version!

Apricot & White Chocolate Oat Slice

So essentially, the slice is made using a great recipe base. It’s so wonderfully versatile that you really can switch and change the ingredients around. Because it’s made with oats it’s actually quite filling as well.

Apricot & White Chocolate Oat Slice

I really think that apricot, white chocolate and coconut is my new favourite flavour combination – yep move over mint and chocolate – I have a new bestie in town! The flavour of this slice also reminds me of an apricot and coconut bar I used to love when I was little. Mmmm…. sorry I’m getting off track!

Apricot & White Chocolate Oat Slice

Now the most important part of making this slice is to let it cool completely before cutting it. The longer you leave it, the easier it will be to have lovely neat slices. I made mine at night and cut it the next morning so it was super easy. I did try cutting one of my other versions while it was still warm and it crumbled a bit – mind you, it still tasted great! Also if you have a very sharp, small serrated knife, then that’s your best bet for cutting this slice (and pretty much any other slice for that matter).

Apricot & White Chocolate Oat Slice For such a quick and easy slice, this one really packs a punch in the flavour department – so much so, that’s it still on high rotation at our house!

Apricot & White Chocolate Oat Slice

Apricot & White Chocolate Oat Slice

This Apricot & White Chocolate Oat Slice is hands-down my favourite slice. So simple and easy. Perfect for lunch boxes or afternoon tea! Just divine!
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Course: lunch box snacks, Slices
Cuisine: Baking, Healthy Snacks, lunch box snacks, Slices
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 12
Author: Bake Play Smile

Ingredients

  • Melted butter to grease
  • 75 g (1/2 cup) self-raising flour
  • 75 g (1/2 cup) plain flour
  • 90 g (1 cup) rolled oats
  • 70 g (2/3 cup) desiccated coconut
  • 140 g (2/3 cup) brown sugar firmly packed
  • 130 g (2/3 cup) finely chopped dried apricots
  • 95 g (1/2 cup) white choc bits
  • 125 g butter melted, cooled
  • 1 egg lightly whisked

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 180°C.
  • Brush a 17 x 27cm (base measurement) slab pan with melted butter to lightly grease.
  • Line the base and 2 opposite long sides with non-stick baking paper, allowing it to overhang.
  • Sift the combined flours into a bowl.
  • Add the oats, coconut, sugar, chopped apricots and white choc bits, and stir to combine.
  • Make a well in the centre and add the melted butter and egg.
  • Use a wooden spoon to stir until well combined.
  • Spoon mixture into prepared pan and use the back of a spoon to smooth the surface.
  • Bake in preheated oven for 20 minutes or until golden brown and firm to the touch.
  • Remove from oven and set aside to cool completely.
  • Cut into squares to serve.

Now please, please, please, let us know what recipes you want to see in our Christmas Recipes ebook! We’re so excited about this!!!

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Anna @ Just a Mum
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Thanks so much for hosting – scary that it is nearly Friday already! Feels like we just did this the other day! Have a great weekend, Anna 🙂

Liz @ I Spy Plum Pie
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That slice looks delish Lucy! I love apricot and white chocolate so it’s pretty perfect for me!

Kim
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Oh yum! I love coconut & apricot too. I actually brought a oat bar type thingy from the shop, was a bit sweet so be great to make my own version. Thanks Lucy x

Danielle L
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Ooh, I missed the pina colada, that looks awesome, now we just need summer to arrive! Thanks for featuring my banana muffins. Have a great weekend.