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Published September 19th 2020
As the weather heats up in Australia, we try and figure out ways to cook where we don't need to turn on the oven, as it makes the house unbearably hot. One way to make sweet treats for the family is to make "no-bake" recipes, which just harden up in the fridge. Have you made no-bake recipes before? They are so easy, you will want to make them all year around!
These recipes below are three of my family's favourite no-bake recipes, but we can never have too many ideas of treats to make. What is your favourite recipe? We would love to hear them! Please leave a short comment at the top of this article with the ingredients and how to make them, and it will be shown underneath the article for others to read. Meanwhile, check out these delicious recipes below - for all you chocolate lovers!
Raw Date & Weet-Bix Slice
Raw Date & Weet-Bix Slice
1 cup dates 1/2 cup unsalted cashews (or sunflower seeds) 1/2 cup desiccated coconut 4 Tablespoons cocoa 2 Tablespoons honey (plus one extra squirt it the mixture isn't forming) 2 Tablespoons water
Icing: 50g Nestle Choc Bits Desiccated coconut to decorate
Combine all the main ingredients in a food processor for a couple of minutes until it looks like it is sticking together (if it looks too crumbly, add a squirt of honey into the top). Meanwhile, line a loaf tin with baking paper and then spoon the mixture in, pressing down firmly. Melt the Choc Bits in the microwave at 30 second intervals, stirring each time, until completely melted. Spread over slice. Sprinkle with desiccated coconut. Set in fridge for at least 2 hours before slicing. Makes 10 small squares.
No-Bake Choc & Oat Bites Recipe
1/2 cup peanut butter
1/4 cup maple syrup
1/4 cup olive oil
2 Tablespoons cocoa powder
1 teaspoon vanilla essence
1 cup oats
1/4 cup desiccated coconut
24 Nestle Choc Bits to decorate (omit for a vegan recipe)
In a medium saucepan, add the peanut butter, maple syrup and olive oil. Stir until combined. Add the cocoa powder and vanilla essence and stir over the heat. Add the oats and coconut and stir to combine. Line a baking tray with baking paper. Take a tablespoon of the hot mixture and place on the tray. Using two spoons, with backs placed together, form the mixture into a small rectangle. Repeat for all 12 rectangle bites. Add two Choc Bits on to the top of each one for decoration. Place in the fridge for a couple of hours to harden. See here for a full article.
1 cup unsalted cashews
1 cup pitted dates
1/2 cup Hulled Tahini
2 Tablespoons maple syrup
1 cup Nestle Milk Choc Bits
Desiccated coconut for topping (optional)
In a food processor, add the unsalted cashews and blitz until as fine as possible. Add the tahini, maple syrup and dates. Blitz until a dough forms and the mixture is combined. Scoop out the mixture and place into a lined loaf tin. Press down firmly with the back of a fork. Place the Choc Bits in a microwave-safe bowl and heat in the microwave at 30-second intervals, until melted and smooth. Pour over the slice base and smooth over. Sprinkle over desiccated coconut if desired. Place in the fridge for a couple of hours. When set, slice up into squares and serve. See here for a full article on this recipe.
What do you think? They look good, don't they? If you have your own favourite no-bake recipe, feel free to leave a comment at the top of this article. Enjoy!