Chewy Nut Slices Recipe

A perfect egg-free sweet treat to include in your Diwali platters this year.

Difficulty

Prep Time

20 minutes

Cooking Time

8-10 minutes

Serves

Yield: 36 slices

Recipe Ingredients

  • 125 g SPAR margarine
  • 125 ml SPAR white or brown sugar
  • 2 ml almond essence
  • 250 g bar pitted dates
  • 150 g dried fruit cake mix
  • 1 packet SPAR coconut tea biscuits, crushed

Recipe Method

  1. Gently heat the margarine, sugar and essence together in a heavy-based saucepan. Add both dried fruits and stir over medium heat until thick and sticky.
  2. Stir in the coconut biscuits thoroughly. Turn the mixture onto a cleaned worktop and shape the mixture into 3 x 3 - 4 cm diameter rolls. Roll each one in coconut until evenly coated. Wrap each roll firmly in foil and refrigerate for at least 1 hour.
  3. Cut off 1cm slices.

Hints & Tips

Crush the biscuits in your hands, not in a processor or with a rolling pin. The idea is retain texture and not reduce them to crumbs.

Instead of round slices, make squares by pressing the warm mixture into a SPAR Good Living non-stick swiss-roll pan. When firm, cut into squares before coating with coconut.