Quick and Easy Lemon Slice

lemon slice

Lemon Slice


  • 1 1/2 cups desiccated coconut
  • 1/2 cup cashews
  • 1 tablespoon cashew butter*
  • 10 Medjool Dates, seeds removed
  • zest of one lemon
  • juice of 1/2 a lemon


  • 8 tablespoons cashew butter
  • 4 tablespoons coconut oil
  • 3 tablespoons coconut cream
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup**
  • 1 tablespoon honey**
  • zest two lemons
  • juice 1 1/2 lemons
  1. Line a square 18cm tin with baking paper hanging over the sides for easy removal.
  2. Place the base ingredients into your processor and blend at high speed until the mixture is completely broken down and resembles a fine, sticky crumb. Press the mixture firmly into your prepared tin and set aside.
  3. Place the top ingredients into your processor and blend until smooth and well combined. Pour the mixture over your base and level the top. Place in the fridge or freezer to set and to store.
  4. Slice. Serve. Eat and enjoy!

*cashew butter is readily available, however if you would like to make your own the very simple recipe is here.

**you can use rice malt syrup if you prefer.


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Lemon Slice
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  • Wendywoo

    MMmmmmmmmm! Why oh why can’t I just reach through my computer screen and eat this?1

  • Sarsie87

    I made this last week-it is AMAZING! Thanks for all the great ideas????

    • Thank YOU for the feedback. I am glad you enjoyed it. x

  • Rosie76

    Hi … My son is allergic to cashews…just wondering if something would work just as well?

    • I have only done this one with cashews but I think macadamias will also work well.

      • helen

        What about nut allergies in general – I really would like to make this for school but no nuts allowed!

  • Hi Bianca. I made this over the weekend and loved it. It was a popular choice for my nephews as well – so glad to give the kids (and myself) a healthy treat. Loved how creamy the top layer was. Will definitely make this again.

    • Thank YOU so much!! I really appreciate the feedback and I am glad it was enjoyed. xxx

  • Kristi

    How long would this keep for? I want to make it for my sons birthday party and wondering how far in advance I could whip it up? 🙂

    • You can make it in advance and slice it and store it in the freezer. A week would be fine. x

  • Sarz

    Hi I’m looking at making this but don’t have cashew butter and was wondering if normal butter would still work fine.

  • Joanne

    Hi, this looks devine. Do you use raw cashews or roasted cashews to make the base? Thank you.

    • Thank you. I used raw. x

      • Joanne

        Thanks Bianca, I’m making the lemon slice today for the first time…glad I checked for your response I was going to use roasted. I’ve tried your Peppermint slice as well – YUMMO! My son (26) hates the taste of nuts and refuses to eat them….if only he knew 😉

  • Dina

    Bianca thank you very much for sharing all these wonderful recipes with us. I tried this recipe today and it turned out delicious. It was really easy to make and makes enough to freeze some as well. Again thank you.

    • Thank YOU Dina!!! I really appreciate the feedback and I am glad you enjoyed it! I would love to hear how you go with anything else that you try. x

  • Aimee Bushell

    Is the desiccated coconut sweetened or unsweetened in your recipes?

    • It is unsweetened. I don’t think we can even get sweetened in Australia, I haven’t seen it. x

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  • Sandra

    Love this slice and it got rave reviews from the family. One question though, my top layer was very soft. About how much lemon juice would you expect from 1.5 lemons? Ours are huge and I wondered if I had added too much. Thanks for all your fantastic recipes.

    • Hmm, I have not measured it sorry! I absolutely should! Maybe 3 tablespoons at most? My lemons are not large. Sorry I have not been more help.

  • Ciara Niclasen

    Yum. Thank you. A beautiful take on a lemon slice.

  • Amy Keeling

    My favorite lemon slice too! Finally, a “lemon” recipe that bursts LEMON! So delicious! So easy! So refreshing especially after dinner : )

  • Bat1

    This looks delicious but has anyone done a nut free version as we have nut allergies in our family but i’d hate to miss out on this healthy treat.

  • Emma Hatfield

    Hi, just wondering if you have the nutitional breakdown/calories per serve? Thank you