June 21, 2016

Coconut Apricot Slice ~ #CreativeCookieExchange

Summer is officially here. The #CreativeCookieExchange has the perfect theme this month for those who do not want to turn on the oven - No Bake Cookies!
My inspiration for the cookie I choose is a treat my mother-in-law used to make. Her recipe was more of snack because it was a log that she cut into round slices, so technically it was not a cookie. A quick search led me to this slice. In the United States it would be known as a bar cookie, but in Australia we call them a slice.

These cookies are super-quick to put together and although I loved the lemon icing, I could imagine other flavors being equally good - coconut, vanilla, and pineapple come to mind. Maybe a cream cheese frosting would be good too. They are pretty sweet so a small piece goes a long way - but as my girls said "they are yums!"

Many thanks to my daughters for helping me by taking the photos of my cookie.  I had to laugh when they told me "next time don't leave your homework to the last moment".  Love you guys!

If you would like to know more about #CreativeCookieExchange and see what the other bakers made for the No Bake Cookies theme please scroll down below the recipe. Thanks to Laura from The Spiced Life for hosting and Karen from Karen's Kitchen Stories and Renee from Magnolia Days for doing the links this month - much appreciated!.

Coconut Apricot Slice

  • 125g unsalted butter
  • 50ml whipping cream
  • 200g white chocolate, broken into pieces
  • 300g chopped dried apricots
  • 250g shortbread biscuits, crushed
  • 100g desiccated coconut
  • 25g unsalted butter, melted
  • 10ml lemon juice
  • 350g icing sugar, sifted

  1. Line a 3cm-deep, 18 x 25cm baking pan with baking paper.
  2. Place the butter and cream in a saucepan over medium heat, bring to the boil, then remove from heat.Add the chocolate and stir until melted. Cool slightly. 
  3. Stir in apricots, biscuit crumbs and desiccated coconut. Press the mixture into the baking pan and chill in fridge for 1 hour.
  4. To make the icing, combine the butter, lemon juice and 2 tablespoons warm water in a large bowl. Stir in the powdered sugar and beat until smooth.
  5. Spread the icing over the slice and chill again until set.
  6. Slice in the pan and serve.
Recipe by taste.com.au

Too hot to turn on your oven? The theme this month for the Creative Cookie Exchange group is No Bake Cookies! If you are a blogger and want to join in the fun, contact Laura at thespicedlife AT gmail DOT com and she will get you added to our Facebook group, where we discuss our cookies and share links.

You can also just use us as a great resource for cookie recipes. Be sure to check out our Pinterest Board and our monthly posts (you can find all of them here at The Spiced Life). We all post on the first Tuesday after the 15th of each month!

Also, if you are looking for inspiration to get in the kitchen and start baking (or this month "no baking"), check out what all of the hosting bloggers have made ~


  1. These wouldn't last long at my house. I love apricot and coconut.

  2. Sweet, rich and lemony! Sounds yummy! How do you think they would taste with just a little lemon sugar sprinkled on top rather than the icing?

  3. Whoa! These are no bake? They're gorgeous and look so yummy! Can't wait to try this recipe because all that will be left will literally be the crumbs!

  4. I love that your daughters helped with the photos. They did an awesome job! Love the empty plate too =)

  5. These look like nice little bites of lemony heaven.

  6. Mmmm, apricots are just about my favorite fruit. Add in lemon and you've got a major winner! Love the pic at the end too.


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