One-Pot Wonders

The easiest no bake STICKY DATE SLICES you'll ever make.

December 27, 2018
Photo by Karen Bergs
Author Notes

Put dates, coconut, cookies and nuts together and what do you get? Thats right, melt-in-the-mouth date slices.

I’ve adapted the recipe of a date-cake served at Bagels&Beans cafe’s in the Netherlands.

The texture is the best about this recipe. The dates become sticky and a bit like caramel, the cookies and nuts stay crunchy!

You can make them in a big round tin or square tin and slice it in slabs or like a pie. Personally i like to make cute individual ones. —Karen Bergs

  • Prep time 20 minutes
  • Cook time 10 minutes
  • Serves 12 slices
  • 250 grams Butter, unsalted
  • 150 grams Brown sugar
  • 1 Egg, whisked loosly
  • 500 grams Dates (fresh), chopped roughly
  • 25 pieces Digestive biscuits, broken up
  • 50 grams Walnuts, chopped (almonds work well too)
  • 1 shot Caramel syrup
  • desiccated coconut
In This Recipe
  1. Use a wok or a big frying pan, so eventually all ingredients will fit in. Start by melting the butter over medium/high heat, and after it's melted add in the sugar and stir untill combined, then add in the egg and keep stirring vigorously for 2 minutes. Add all the dates to the pan and stir for another 2 minutes, then turn off the heat and add the cookie bits/ walnuts and syrup. Combine.
  2. Grease a 23cm round cake tin (or anything similar size that you have available), add the mixture and press in with a spoons round side. Put in the fridge to chill and set, then sprinkle with desiccated coconut and slice.

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