No-Bake Date & Almond Slice | 10 Minute Recipe

This No-Bake Date & Almond Slice is always a HUGE hit! It takes no time at all to prepare… and tastes amazing!

no-bake date & almond slice

It’s funny… I don’t like eating dates on their own. In fact, I find them really kinda yuck! But oh my gosh, add them to any kind of sweet baking or desserts, and I am pretty much their number 1 fan. I don’t know what happens… but it’s like magic! Suddenly these weird little dry fruit things become the most deliciously sweet additions to your baking. Amazing!!no-bake date & almond slice

Whether it’s sticky date pudding, peanut butter brownie bliss balls, date & oat energy balls, lemon & date slice, or some other ridiculously yummy dessert, dates are pretty much the best thing ever when it comes to baking (or in this case – ‘no-baking’!).

no-bake date & almond sliceWhich brings me to this super tasty little slice. This was a bit of an experiment that came about from having a bag of dried dates and some roasted almonds in the cupboard… and absolutely zero desire to go to the supermarket. Oh and that coupled with a 100% desire to eat slice. Yep, things like that happen pretty regularly in this house!

no-bake date & almond slice

This No-Bake Date & Almond Slice is the BOMB! Whether you’re 8 or 80, you’ll love it. It has the simplest crushed biscuit and condensed milk base, which is taken to a whole new level with the dates and roasted almonds. Talk about yum.

no-bake date & almond slice

Oh and because life just wouldn’t be the same without chocolate, there’s a really good chocolate topping too. I mean… why the heck not!! I like to use dark chocolate (because it’s soooo good with the roasted almonds). Also, if you want to be able to cut your slices into pretty little pieces, make sure you melt a bit of coconut oil with the chocolate (and also leave the slice to set on the bench – rather than in the fridge).

no-bake date & almond slice

Store this slice at room temperature for 3-4 days, or freeze it in an airtight container with baking paper in between each layer.

no-bake date & almond slice

And so, please, please trust me on this one. Dates are your best friend when it comes to baking. They’re not the weird little things that they are on their own (hehehe). You’re going to loooooove this slice!

PS. Dave ate 3 pieces in a row and asked me when I was making it again – so take it from him… it’s seriously good! xx

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No Bake Date & Almond Slice

No-Bake Date & Almond Slice

This No-Bake Date & Almond Slice is always a HUGE hit! It takes no time at all to prepare... and tastes amazing!
4.8 from 5 votes
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Course: sweet
Cuisine: Slices
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Chilling time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 15 minutes
Servings: 16 serves
Calories: 356kcal

Ingredients

  • 130 g (1 cup) roasted almonds
  • 100 g (3/4 cup) pitted dates
  • 250 g plain sweet biscuits like Arnott's Marie
  • 220 g (3/4 cup) sweetened condensed milk
  • 2 tbs golden syrup
  • 125 g butter
  • 250 g dark chocolate chopped
  • 20 g coconut oil optional

Instructions

Conventional Method

  • Grease and line a 18X28cm rectangular slice tray with baking paper and set aside.
  • Roughly chop the roasted almonds and the pitted dates and set aside in a large bowl.
  • Finely crush the plain biscuits using a food processor or a rolling pin and add to the dates and almonds.
  • Place the condensed milk, golden syrup and butter into a saucepan and melt over a low heat for 2-3 minutes or until melted.
  • Pour the liquid into the bowl and mix everything together well.
  • Spoon into the prepared tray and smooth down the top with a spoon. Place into the fridge for 1 hour.
  • Place the chopped chocolate and the coconut oil into a microwave-safe bowl and melt on 50% power for 2-3 minutes (in 30 second bursts - stirring each time with a metal spoon).
  • Pour the melted chocolate over the top of the slice and allow to set before cutting into slices.

Thermomix Method

  • Grease and line a 18X28cm rectangular slice tray with baking paper and set aside.
  • Place the roasted almonds into the Thermomix bowl and press Turbo 2-3 times (or until the almonds are roughly chopped - it's fine if there's still a few whole almonds). Set aside in a large bowl.
  • Add the pitted dates to the Thermomix bowl and hold down Turbo for 5-10 seconds or until roughly chopped. Add to the bowl with the chopped almonds.
  • Place the plain biscuits into the Thermomix bowl and finely crush on Turbo for 10-15 seconds. Add to the almonds and dates and set aside.
  • Place the condensed milk, golden syrup and butter into the Thermomix bowl and melt on 80 degrees, 3 minutes, Speed 2. Scrape down the sides of the bowl and repeat for a further 1 minute, 80 degrees, Speed 2.
  • Add the crushed biscuits, chopped almonds and dates and mix on Reverse Speed 3 for 10 seconds or until completely combined.
  • Spoon into the prepared tray and smooth down the top with a spoon.
  • Place into the fridge for 1 hour.
  • Grate the chocolate by pressing Turbo 3-4 times. Add the coconut oil and melt on 80 degrees, 3 mins, Speed 2 (scrape down the bowl partway through).
  • Pour the chocolate over the top of the slice and allow to set before cutting into slices.

Nutrition

Calories: 356kcal | Carbohydrates: 33g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 23g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Cholesterol: 25mg | Sodium: 158mg | Potassium: 277mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 20g | Vitamin A: 250IU | Vitamin C: 0.3mg | Calcium: 82mg | Iron: 2.7mg
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no-bake date & almond slice

14 thoughts on “No-Bake Date & Almond Slice | 10 Minute Recipe”

  1. LiZ says:

    What brand biscuits do you use?

    1. Lucy Mathieson says:

      Hi Liz, I am in Australia and generally use Arnott’s Marie biscuits (which are plain sweet biscuits).

  2. Michelle Jacobs says:


    This is my new favourite slice!!

    1. Lucy Mathieson says:

      It’s definitely one of mine too! xx

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