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Unbelievably Easy No-Bake Chia, Date & Walnut Slice
« on: May 03, 2013, 11:50:30 am »
Chia, Date & Walnut Slice
Converted from this month's Healthy Food Guide magazine :D

Ingredients:
150g rolled oats
80g walnuts
40g coconut (shredded or desiccated)
40g chia seeds
1 tsp cinnamon
1-2 tbsp cocoa
2 tsp vanilla
425g pitted dates
few tsp cold water
icing sugar, to serve, if desired

Method:
Chuck everything except water and icing sugar in TMX bowl. Whizz on speed 5 until mixture becomes fine, then add little dashes of cold water through lid until it comes together. Press into a greased dish (I used a 23cm pie dish) and refrigerate. When ready to serve, slice and dust with icing sugar. Can be kept, covered, in the fridge for up to 2 weeks :D

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Cookie - I was keen to try this recipe and I really liked it.   DH wasn't too keen but he likes things sweeter. I melted a small chocolate and sort of drizzled it over it. A nice healthy slice or truffle. I added milk instead of water to bring it all together. The chia seeds are quite crunchy in it. Very tasty.

Tam - Just made this as I had some roasted almonds blitzed that I needed used.  I used them instead of the walnuts. I decided to use melt some chocolate to put on top (instead of icing sugar). Will look forward to one after dinner with a cuppa....or 2. I added only 30gms of chia seeds as the taste can be quite strong.  I could really taste them in the first 1 or 2 bites but then all I could think of was how yummy it was.

kmw -  is very tasty.  It is very hard to stop at one. Thumbs up from hubby & one for his lunch box when back at work. Thanks for the recipe.



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Re: Re: Unbelievably Easy No-Bake Chia, Date & Walnut Slice
« Reply #1 on: May 03, 2013, 12:13:02 pm »
looks great Amy,  my mum would love it ;D

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Re: Unbelievably Easy No-Bake Chia, Date & Walnut Slice
« Reply #2 on: May 03, 2013, 12:29:09 pm »
Thanks Suzanne :D I think my mum would love it more with chocolate on top :-)) ;D

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Re: Unbelievably Easy No-Bake Chia, Date & Walnut Slice
« Reply #3 on: May 06, 2013, 06:30:49 am »
looks very healthy Amy :)
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Re: Unbelievably Easy No-Bake Chia, Date & Walnut Slice
« Reply #4 on: May 06, 2013, 07:19:55 am »
It is Robyn ;)

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Re: Unbelievably Easy No-Bake Chia, Date & Walnut Slice
« Reply #5 on: May 06, 2013, 07:52:08 am »
Is it soft enough to roll into balls - a'la truffles?

Might have to try this for that post lunch pick me up! :)

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Re: Unbelievably Easy No-Bake Chia, Date & Walnut Slice
« Reply #6 on: May 06, 2013, 08:54:28 am »
It would be a great post lunch pick me up JG, very healthy and full of nutrients! :D
And yes, I'm sure it would work as balls ;D

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Re: Unbelievably Easy No-Bake Chia, Date & Walnut Slice
« Reply #7 on: May 06, 2013, 12:51:46 pm »
Like the idea of healthy truffles.

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Re: Unbelievably Easy No-Bake Chia, Date & Walnut Slice
« Reply #8 on: May 06, 2013, 01:14:49 pm »
It does look nice.

I'm making a Raw Caramel Slice at the moment and I don't think it's going to work out. I got it from the Tick of Yum blog. There was no indication of the size of the tin that was to be used. There wasn't enough base for a regular slice tin, so I had to transfer it to a square cake tin. Then there wasn't enough caramel, so I made another batch. It's supposed to set in the fridge so you can put the chocolate topping on, but it's still runny.  :(  I noticed she used cacao instead of lucuma, but lucuma's a sweetener, so I swapped it out for agave syrup.

I think it must have to be served frozen. That's how she first tasted it. I can't see the point.

Next time, I'll try this one from the Recipe Community.
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Re: Unbelievably Easy No-Bake Chia, Date & Walnut Slice
« Reply #9 on: May 07, 2013, 09:15:32 am »
I have all the ingredients for this in a plastic zip lock bag. We usually have a "Biggest Morning Tea" up here and I will make it for that.
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Re: Unbelievably Easy No-Bake Chia, Date & Walnut Slice
« Reply #10 on: May 07, 2013, 01:17:48 pm »
You're very organised Cookie.
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Re: Unbelievably Easy No-Bake Chia, Date & Walnut Slice
« Reply #11 on: May 08, 2013, 12:10:50 am »
Wow Cookie, like Judy says, you are very organised :D

I hope you like it :)

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Re: Unbelievably Easy No-Bake Chia, Date & Walnut Slice
« Reply #12 on: May 08, 2013, 12:14:23 am »
Just realised have all the ingredients for this so will try it today.  Thanks, Amy!! ;D  :-*

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Re: Unbelievably Easy No-Bake Chia, Date & Walnut Slice
« Reply #13 on: May 08, 2013, 11:46:41 am »
Each year I end up taking something yuk to the morning tea, so this year.       I'm ready. I've also packed a couple of homemade prepared cake mixes. We'll cook them in the Easi Cook.
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Re: Unbelievably Easy No-Bake Chia, Date & Walnut Slice
« Reply #14 on: May 24, 2013, 06:21:19 am »
I plan to make this today. Amy does it have to have chocolate on it?  I guess I could always buy some and eat what I don't use.  ;)
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