Say goodbye to sugary, packaged snacks! This delicious, nut-free and refined sugar free slice is the perfect summer treat. 

tropical coconut slice healthy vegan recipe

Tropical Coconut Slice

Nut Free, Vegan, Dairy Free, Gluten Free, Refined Sugar Free

Recipe by Sarah Ky – @sarahfitfoodie

Makes 12 slices.
Prep time: 30 minutes.
Cooking time: 5 minutes.
Freezing time: 2 hours. 


Base ingredients:

  • 250g dates*, soaked in hot water for 15min and then drained
  • 45g coconut cream, chilled (white part only)
  • 15g lemon juice
  • 30g unhulled tahini*
  • 10g rice malt syrup*
  • 45g shredded coconut*
  • 50g desiccated coconut*
  • 60g coconut flour*
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla powder*
  • 20g flax meal (grind flax seeds* with a coffee grinder or mortar and pestle)

Coconut layer Ingredients:

  • 120g coconut cream, chilled (white part only)
  • 30g lemon juice
  • 60g rice malt syrup*
  • 20g coconut oil*, melted
  • 100g shredded coconut*
  • 40g coconut flour*
  • 40g desiccated coconut*

Passionfruit layer ingredients:

  • 100g coconut cream
  • 50g passionfruit pulp
  • 5g custard powder (or cornstarch)
  • pinch of turmeric* (for colour)

      *available at Naked Foods


        1. Base: blend dates, coconut cream, lemon juice, tahini and rice malt syrup until smooth. Add remaining ingredients and mix until a dough forms. Press dough into lined baking tin and freeze whilst making coconut layer.

        2. Coconut layer: Mix all ingredients until a dough forms and press coconut layer on top of base layer. Freeze whilst making passionfruit layer.

        3. Passionfruit layer: In a pan, combine all Passionfruit layer ingredients until smooth and heat on medium-low heat for 2 min whilst stirring continuously. Increase heat until boiling and continue stirring for 2-3 min until mixture thickens. Once slightly thicker, pour over coconut layer and freeze for 1-2hrs or until firm.

        4. Remove from freezer and slice. Enjoy! To store, keep in an air tight container in the fridge

                    Let us know what you think by sharing your creations with #nakedfoods and @nakedfoods, or leave a comment below – and don’t forget to check out @sarahfitfoodie for more delicious treats.

                    Sarah Ky – @sarahfitfoodie 

                    Sarah is a physiotherapy student, who has a passion for health and fitness and love for all things sweet. After featuring on MasterChef Junior, at 9 years old, her love for cooking has continuously grown. She now spends her free time creating healthy treats and snacks with an aim to inspire others to get creative in the kitchen.