Chia, Date and Walnut Slice Recipe

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Makes16 wedges+

The slice will keep, covered with plastic wrap, in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks

Ingredients

  • 150g rolled porridge oats
  • 90g walnut halves
  • 35g shredded coconut
  • 45g white or black chia seeds
  • 1tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder, sifted
  • 2tsps natural vanilla extract
  • 425g pitted dried dates, chopped
  • Pure icing sugar, to serve

Method

  1. Put the oats, walnuts, coconut, chia seeds, cinnamon, cocoa and vanilla in a food processor and process until all the ingredients are finely chopped

  2. With the motor running, start adding the dates a few pieces at a time, processing until all the dates have been added and the mixture is starting to come together. Use clean hands to bring it together completely, adding 1-2tsps of cold water if necessary

  3. Press the mixture evenly into a round 20cm (8 inch) cake tin, smoothing the surface firmly with the back of a metal spoon. Cover and refrigerate until ready to serve

  4. Dust with icing sugar and cut in to thin wedges before serving