Home » Slices & Bars » Vegan Slice

Vegan Slice

The lush layers of this Vegan Slice Recipe features a nutty base, a berry jam center, and a creamy white chocolate layer. Each bite is a testament to how delicious vegan eating can be.

It’s a no-bake slice that marries health-conscious ingredients with pure indulgence.

Stack of vegan slices cut into long bars.
Vegan slice recipe stacked.

Vegan Slice

Samantha Pickthall
This Vegan Slice has a nutty base, berry jam center, and white chocolate topping. It's a gluten-free, no-bake treat that's as healthy as it is indulgent!
No ratings yet
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Chill Time 2 hours
Total Time 2 hours 55 minutes
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 16 squares
Calories 4603 kcal

Ingredients
  

Base

  • 1 cup brazil nuts
  • cup desiccated coconut
  • cup raw unsweetened cacao powder
  • ½ cup dried pitted dates
  • 1 cup boiling water
  • 3 Tbsp coconut oil, softened or solid, not melted
  • 2 Tbsp maple syrup

Jam Layer

  • 2 cups frozen mixed berries
  • 2 Tbsp maple syrup
  • 1 Tbsp chia seeds
  • ½ cup desiccated coconut

White Chocolate Topping

  • 200 g vegan white chocolate, broken into squares
  • 3 Tbsp coconut oil
  • 1 cup desiccated coconut

Instructions
 

Base

  • Line Baking Pan: Line an 9-inch x 9-inch square baking pan with parchment paper. Set aside.
  • Prepare Dates: Soak pitted dates in the boiling water for 10 minutes to soften them. After soaking, drain the dates thoroughly to remove excess water before adding them to the food processor.
  • Mix Base Ingredients: In a processor, process brazil nuts, coconut, cacao, soaked dates, oil, and syrup until sticky.
  • Press into Pan: Firmly press the mixture into the pan. Chill in the refrigerator while you make the jam layer.

Jam Layer

  • Cook Berries: In a saucepan, add berries and maple syrup. Bring to a boil then reduce to a simmer and cook for 10-15 minutes until thickened and berries are broken down.
  • Add Chia and Coconut: Stir in chia seeds, continue to simmer for a further 3-5 minutes or until thick and the chia seeds have swelled up.
  • Cool Jam: Pour jam into a small bowl and place in the freezer for 10-15 minutes to cool and thicken.
  • Stir In Coconut: Remove the jam from the freezer and sir through the desiccated coconut.
  • Layer over Base: Spread the jam evenly over the base layer. Set aside.

Chocolate Topping

  • Melt Chocolate and Oil: In a double boiler, melt white chocolate and coconut oil over low-medium heat. Stirring occasionally while it melts.
  • Combine with Coconut: Remove from the heat and stir in the desiccated coconut.
  • Spread Topping & Chill: Pour over the jam layer and smooth out. Refrigerate for 1-2 until firm and set.
  • Cut into Squares: Before slicing, allow the slice to sit at room temperature for about 10-15 minutes. For clean, sharp cuts, run your knife under hot water, then dry it off before slicing. This method ensures smooth cuts through the white chocolate topping and the jam layer. Enjoy!

Notes

  • Store the slices in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 10 days. For longer storage, you can freeze the slices for up to 3 months. Just let them thaw overnight in the refrigerator before serving.

Nutrition

Calories: 4603kcalCarbohydrates: 350gProtein: 55gFat: 363gSaturated Fat: 237gPolyunsaturated Fat: 44gMonounsaturated Fat: 57gTrans Fat: 0.02gCholesterol: 42mgSodium: 284mgPotassium: 3582mgFiber: 66gSugar: 253gVitamin A: 216IUVitamin C: 12mgCalcium: 893mgIron: 16mg
Tried this recipe? Let us know how it was!

First published in 2016, this recipe was updated in May 2024 to include new information and easier to follow method steps in the recipe card. No ingredients have been changed.

Best Vegan Slice Recipes

  • Vegan Caramel Slice combines rich, gooey caramel with a crunchy base and chocolate topping for a luxurious treat.
  • Vegan Lemon Slice offers a fresh, tangy burst of citrus, perfect for a light dessert or snack.
  • Vegan Chocolate Slice fuses deep, dark chocolate with the creaminess of coconut for a decadent experience.
  • Dairy-Free Slice ensures everyone can enjoy the rich, satisfying taste of chocolate without any dairy.

Vegan Slice Recipe

Featuring a nutty base enriched with Brazil nuts, a homemade berry jam center, and a decadent white chocolate and coconut topping, this vegan slice showcases the beauty and variety of vegan desserts.

Perfect for those who love their treats gluten-free and no-bake, this slice offers a unique twist on traditional raw desserts with its vibrant flavors and textures.

Inspired to create a unique flavor combination, I crafted this three-layered delight. It’s not just a feast for the eyes but also a nod to simpler, healthier indulgences.

From its crunchy, nutty base to the sweet burst of mixed berry chia seed jam, topped with a rich white chocolate crunch, every layer is a testament to the joy of vegan baking – sans the bake!

A tall stack of vegan slices cut into squares.

Is this vegan slice gluten-free?

Yes, this recipe is naturally gluten-free. Make sure that all individual ingredients like the desiccated coconut and chocolate are certified gluten-free if you’re sensitive or allergic.

Can I use a different type of nut for the base?

If Brazil nuts aren’t your favorite or you’re looking for a different texture, you can substitute them with almonds, cashews, or any other nut that suits your taste.

Expert Tips

  • Setting the Jam: Allow the berry jam layer to cool and set properly before adding the white chocolate layer to prevent them from mixing.
  • Cutting Tip: Before slicing, allow the slice to sit at room temperature for about 10-15 minutes. This slight softening makes cutting through the layers easier. Run your knife under hot water, then dry it off before slicing. This method ensures smooth cuts through the white chocolate topping and the jam layer.
  • Nut Preference: While Brazil nuts provide a unique flavor and texture to the base, they can be slightly bitter. If you prefer a milder taste, substitute half of the Brazil nuts with almonds to balance the flavors.
Vegan slice bars displayed on backdrop.

Is there an alternative to white chocolate for the topping?

For a different twist, you can use dark chocolate or a vegan milk chocolate alternative instead of white chocolate for the topping.

How To Store Vegan Slice

Store the slices in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 10 days. For longer storage, you can freeze the slices for up to 3 months. Just let them thaw overnight in the refrigerator before serving.

If you enjoy this recipe, please consider leaving a ⭐️ star rating and a comment review below. I love to hear what you think and it’s much appreciated. Thank you! Your email address will not be published. Sam x

Vegan slice pin.

16 Comments

    1. Hi Salena, yes they do! Just make sure to allow enough time for them to thaw out back to room temperature prior to consumption as the chocolate will be quite solid, hope this helps! xx

  1. Amazing recipe! Any suggestion on cutting it though? The chocolate kept splitting, while the jam layer pushed out whenever I tried to cut it nicely.

    1. Hi Heather, try adding more coconut oil to the chocolate whilst it’s melting, this will make it softer when it sets. Also, i like to leave mine out in room temperature for around 10 minutes or so to let it soften to make it easier to slice through. I warm sharp knife will make it easier too. Hope this helps! x

  2. HI just wondering how many almonds as Im not sure if I can’t read or its not in the list if ingredients. Im assuming 1 cup as well

    1. Hi trudi! Thanks for bringing this to my attention. There is not meant to be any almond in the recipe, please refer to the notes if you wish to replace the brazil nuts with almonds. Thanks x

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Recipe Rating