This no-bake chocolate, apricot and pistachio slice is perfect for summer

Publish Date
Friday, 26 January 2024, 2:33PM
No-bake chocolate, apricot and pistachio nut slice. Photo / Tamara West

No-bake chocolate, apricot and pistachio nut slice. Photo / Tamara West

It’s too hot to bake, but never fear, sweet treats come in many forms. This no-bake slice keeps well in the fridge (up to one month), and is perfect to bring out when you feel like a sweet treat - no sweating it out in the kitchen required!

We recommend using NZ apricots as they are slightly tart and give a better flavour to the slice.



  • 150 g Butter
  • 395 g Condensed milk
  • 125 g Dark chocolate, chopped into small pieces
  • 150 g Dried apricots, roughly chopped
  • 80 g Pistachio nuts, roughly chopped
  • 4 Fresh dates, pitted and roughly chopped
  • 250 g Digestive biscuits, crushed
  • 50 g Desiccated coconut, plus extra for coating


  • Place the butter and condensed milk in a medium-sized, heavy-based saucepan. Place over low heat and melt the butter. Remove from the heat and sprinkle over the chocolate. Set aside until the chocolate has melted.
  • Stir in the dried apricots, pistachio nuts, dates, crushed biscuits and coconut. Mix well then transfer mixture to a mixing bowl, cover and place in the fridge to firm for 1-2 hours.
  • Remove mixture from the fridge and divide into 2 pieces. Place 1 piece of the mixture onto a large piece of baking paper and use the paper to shape into a log, about 24cm long. Wrap the paper around the mixture, twisting at both ends to secure. Repeat with the remaining piece of mixture.
  • Place both logs in the fridge overnight. Remove and roll in the extra desiccated coconut. Keep in the fridge and cut into thin slices as required.


This article was first published by the NZ Herald/EatWell and is republished here with permission.

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