coconut apricot slice …

these slices were so quick and easy to make. no oven usage = bonus. most of the time was spent on prepping the ingredients. there is a fair bit of chilling time – for both you and the slices ;)

this recipe is thanks to taste – with a slight modification to make the slices gluten free.

ingredients
125g unsalted butter
50ml thick cream
200g white chocolate, broken into pieces
1 1/2 cups chopped dried apricots
1 cup desiccated coconut
250g shortbread biscuits, crushed (i used gluten free shortbread biscuits)

icing
25g unsalted butter, melted
2 teaspoons lemon juice
2 1/3 cups (350g) icing sugar, sifted
2 tablespoons warm water

method
1) line a 3cm-deep, 18 x 25cm baking pan with baking paper.
2) place the butter and cream in a saucepan over medium heat, bring to the boil, then remove from heat.

3) add the chocolate and stir until melted.

4) cool slightly, then stir in apricots, biscuit crumbs and desiccated coconut.

5) press the mixture into the baking pan and chill in fridge for 1 hour.

6) to make the icing, combine the butter, lemon juice and warm water in a large bowl. stir in the icing sugar and beat until smooth.

7) spread over the slice and chill again until set. slice in the pan and serve.

i made 20 slices with this recipe.

delicious, buttery and very sweet. this treat will definitely satisfy the sweet tooth. the icing was just a tad too sweet – even for me and that’s saying something!

the next time i make these slices i will take the slice out of the pan (after it has chilled in the fridge) and then spread the icing. this way i can see how much icing i am using and how thick the layer is. alternatively, i could cut the slices and ice them individually.

don’t you just love no-bake slices? such a simple slice. anyone can make it.

“would you like something to eat? something to nibble? apricots, soaked in honey? quite why, no one knows, because it stops them tasting like apricots and makes them taste like honey … and if you wanted honey, you could just … buy honey. instead of apricots. but nevertheless they’re yours if you want them.” ~ hugh grant, as william, in ‘notting hill’

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