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Deliciously Sweet: A Simple Recipe For Apricot And Coconut Slice

Published by: Chef Amy Hand • Updated: January 22, 2024 • Checked By: Chef Matty Riedel

I’ll be the first to say that finding a great no-bake dessert recipe may be challenging, but this apricot and coconut slice is unquestionably delicious! This slice contains chopped biscuits, milk chocolate, desiccated coconut, and dried apricots. The outcome is a tasty, sweet treat that is simple to make and addicting!

This apricot and coconut slice can be cut into 24 slices. It has a preparation time of 4 and a half hours.

Apricot And Coconut Slice Recipe

Apricot and Coconut Slice Recipe
Apricot And Coconut Slice Recipe
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5 from 2 votes
PREP TIME 4 hours 30 minutes
COOK TIME 0 minutes
COURSE Dessert
SERVINGS 24 slices
CALORIES 229 kcal



  • 250 grams Packet of sweet biscuits, crumbed
  • 1 cup Dried apricots, finely chopped
  • 1 ½ cups Desiccated coconut
  • 395 grams Can of sweetened condensed milk
  • 125 grams Butter
  • 1 ¼ cup Chocolate chips


  • Line the base of an 18cm x 28cm lamington pan with baking paper.
  • Combine biscuit crumbs, apricots and coconut in a medium bowl.
  • Place condensed milk and butter in a medium saucepan.
  • Stir over medium heat until butter is melted and ingredients are combined.
  • Pour into dried ingredients and mix thoroughly.
  • Press mixture into pan and refrigerate until set (approximately 4 hours).
  • Melt chocolate chips in short bursts in the microwave.
  • Place melted chocolate evenly over the slice and allow to set.
  • Cut into squares to serve.
  • ENJOY!
Chefs Tips

Serving Tips

  • Serve on a medium sized serving plate.
  • Top with grated chocolate, coconut or flaked almonds.
  • Cut into slices before serving.
  • Serve at room temperature.

Storage Tips

  • You can make the apricot and coconut slice in advance and keep in the fridge sealed with cling film.
  • Allow to set in the fridge for at least 4 hours before cutting into slices.
  • Left over apricot and coconut slice will not keep very long in the fridge, but it is doubtful there will be much left over!
  • The whole slice can be frozen. To ensure that the slice is ready to eat in time to serve, let it thaw overnight in the refrigerator.

Alternative Ingredients

  1. Instead of using butter in this recipe, you can substitute it for margarine or oil that has the same fatty consistency.
  2. Instead of chocolate chips, any chocolate pieces can be used including milk chocolate, dark chocolate or white chocolate. 
  3. Instead of using dried apricots for this recipe, dried peaches can be used.
  4. Instead of using crushed biscuits, you can use crushed crackers if you prefer a more savoury slice.
  5. Instead of using condensed milk in this recipe, evaporated milk can be used for a less sweet finish. Take note that the consistency will be slightly different.
Nutritional Information
Calories: 229kcalCarbohydrates: 27gProtein: 3gFat: 13gSaturated Fat: 8gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0.01gCholesterol: 7mgSodium: 67mgPotassium: 239mgFiber: 2gSugar: 19gVitamin A: 263IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 66mgIron: 1mg
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Apricot And Coconut Slice: The Last Word

In addition to how delicious it tastes, the nicest thing about this slice is that no cooking is necessary. An excellent recipe to keep on hand for those occasions when you need to feed and entertain children at the same time because it is simple to prepare together. This apricot coconut slice is a delicious and nutritious lunchbox treat or snack. I’m constantly looking for new lunchbox fillers like slices, bits, and snacks that my son would enjoy and keep him satisfied. He needs a lot of nutrition because he is so busy and on the go all day (normal boy behaviour)!

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