One Minute Slice

one minute slice

Multiple times a day my son comes up to me and takes my hand. He says “I show you Mum”. His voice is gentle and his look is filled with love and anticipation. I get the sense he feels as though he has found a new way of communicating with me, that through showing me his little discoveries we again connect. He feels, I am sure, that each of these discoveries makes me proud of him. If only he knew that I am always proud, that I don’t need to see the spider, or the fly, or him standing on a pillow. I just look at him and I feel proud.

Each time he takes my hand, each time I hear those gentle words or see that loving expression my heart melts. It truly does. I feel like it melts and runs all through my body, warming me from the inside out.

He has my hand before his words come out, before I can say “Just wait a minute” or “Let Mummy finish this”. Before I can think, I am walking along behind him.

I hope his hand never grows too big for mine. I hope he can always see the fun in standing on one leg and be fascinated by watching an insect. I hope I can always take a minute to revel in whatever it is that matters to him.


One Minute Slice

  • 6 tablespoons peanut butter*
  • 3 tablespoons coconut oil, liquefied
  • 3 tablespoons honey**
  • 2 tablespoons cacao or cocoa
  • 1/2 teaspoon concentrated natural vanilla extract
  • pinch of salt
  • 1/2 cup cashews, crushed (I placed them in snap lock bag and crushed them with my rolling pin)
  1. Place all ingredients except for the cashews into a medium sized bowl and mix until it is well combined and looking deliciously chocolatey. Stir in the cashews. Pour the mixture into a silicon loaf tin or mini silicon muffin moulds. Place in the fridge or freezer to set and to store.
  2. Eat and enjoy.

*you can sub the peanut butter with almond butter if you prefer.

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

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  • loza cels

    can you swap the peanut butter for anything, and omg looks so yummy

    • Anna

      Almond butter?

    • Yes you can use almond butter and I also have a nut free version I will post soon. Enjoy.

  • Georgie

    OMG this looks amazing. Cant wait to try.

  • Angie

    I have a son who can only have almonds or walnuts. Could I use almond butter ( as already suggested) and then almonds or walnuts crushed up?

  • Renee

    Can I use butter instead of coconut oil? I don’t seem to agree with coconut products very well…

    • I haven’t tried that sorry Renee, if you test it out I would love to hear how it goes.

  • Sue Margaret

    omg…..just made this, how simple, how divine, so fudgey and yummo, I just used raw mixed nuts, cut them up a bit….this totally satisfies all my fudgey, chocolate cravings…thank you……..

    • Thank YOU!!! I really appreciate the feedback. It is lovely of you to take the time to write. I am glad you have enjoyed it. x

  • Shonah

    How do you do it EVERY time?! WOW! AMAZING and thank you again for sharing :>

    • Thank YOU for making me laugh. I am glad you like my simple little recipes. xxx

  • Donna

    This is delicious. My son said it is like a Reece Peanut Butter Chocolate cup thing. It is so moorish I keep wanting to eat it. Used Hazelnuts instead of cashews, as I wanted to use them. Thanks for a great recipe!

  • nitty

    I sprinkled coconut on top. Tastes just like Summer Roll! Yum, thanks 🙂

  • Renee

    Oh my goodness!! My 3 year old and I made this this morning for his birthday (today!!) and it was a huge hit! We used almond butter instead of peanut butter, and it is divine. Thank you 🙂

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  • Daisy jones

    I absolutely love this recipe at the moment! I have also tried it using cashew butter and carob instead of the cocoa & works really well! My kids love it. I can’t wait to try your other recipes

    • Fabulous! Thank you. I hope you find many more recipes that you enjoy. x

  • Anita

    Reading your blog makes me really look forward to when I have kids of my own one day.

    • That is lovely. Thank you. They are hard work but certainly worth it <3

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  • Selina

    Bianca just discovered your site and love it, told my friends to jump on board. Your stories are heartfelt and recipes delicious, killer combination. The one minute slice is wonderful but mine wouldn’t set, I placed in freezer and then worked. It’s not a travel friendly dish, is there anything similar that holds well at room temp? Thank you

    • Hi Selina, thank you!! Yes this one is not stable at room temp. I would take travel with something like the baked brownie, peanut butter bars, jaffa bars, most of the balls, the muesli bars and the cakes. I hope this helps! I would love to hear how you go with anything else that you try. Thanks again for your feedback and support. Bianca

  • Korey

    I noticed that your recipes don’t always say how much it’ll yield.. How many slices does this recipe yield?

    • Maybe around 16 pieces? I make it in a loaf tin and it only stands a couple of centimetres high if that helps at all

  • Jenni

    I made a half & half slice with the nut slice at the bottom & nut free recipe on the top, I also used my 8cm x 28cm slice tin instead of loaf tin, it was amazing! It was even better the next day(Day 3 of being in back of fridge). Thank you for this recipe!!

    • Thank YOU!! What a great idea! I am glad you enjoyed it. I agree that it gets better each day. I just added a roasted almond slice to the one minute slice collection, if you get a chance to try it out I would love to hear what you think. x

  • Juz

    My partner usually does not like peanut butter, or nuts in general, but adores this. And the toddler would eat it for brekkie if I let him. Had to use raw almonds instead because out of cashews. Delish – I’m going to make a double batch next time and freeze half.

    • That is great to hear!! Thank you so much. I am glad it has been enjoyed. xx

  • Making it right now. I used rice malt syrup and will let you know how it goes.

  • Jac

    I recently made this slice… Very simple and delicious!! I use 1/4 cup crushed peanuts and 1/4 cup slivered almonds (I was out of cashews). It turned out beautifully!! Thanks for another wonderful recipe!!

    • That is great to hear, thank you. I am glad you enjoyed it. x

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  • Ange

    Looks yum though I dont know what school in Australia would allow that in the lunch box, one word, NUTS

    • I am sorry Ange I think I have missed something, I can’t see where it is suggested you pack them for schools? Not only does the recipe contain nuts but it needs to be kept in the fridge. Sorry if there has been any confusion.

    • Tracey

      Yum… Must say our primary school isn’t nut free, thank goodness. Definitely going to make this

  • Andrea

    Hi Bianca, the email that had a link to your recipe listed it as a lunchbox treat

    • Ok, thank you. That wasn’t an email I had sent so I can’t really help that happening sorry. I hope you find some recipes that you enjoy.

  • Yum, this looks very tasty!

  • Franie

    Just made this & put in fridge – can’t wait till set – the batter tastes amazing! I did add a 1/4 cup coconut too, just because.

  • Sharon

    I made this tonight. I didn’t “pour” but was more a fudgy consistency. I also added a small amount of coconut so its absorbency may have affected it? Either way, it tastes delicious and I am waiting not so patiently for it to set.

  • Caitlin

    Hello, I love the look of this recipe. Could I subsitute honey for maple syrup? I made the cocunut biscuits this morning they were an amazing texture ( crunchy on outside and squishy inside) but I don’t love the taste of honey so could I substitute maple syrup in this recipe too?
    Thanks , I love your website !

    • Kathleen

      I’m sure you could although I would use a tad less and make sure it’s a good quality organic one. Not or maple syrup is made equal 🙂

    • You can but maple is thinner than honey, do you lie rice malt syrup? Or maybe even coconut syrup?

      • Caitlin

        Thanks Bianca, I did make using maple and the result was amazing. Next time, I’m storing in the freezer as I put one slice in as a test and it was the best! I also made the coconut biscuits again using maple and they were delicious. Thank you . Love your recipes. I’m making the chocolate mud cake tomorrow.

        • Thank YOU!!! I really appreciate the feedback and I am rapt that you have enjoyed the recipe Be sure to let me know how you go with the mud cake. x

  • Treeno

    Just like chocolate! What a find ! I used almonds too, had no cashews. Perfect. Keeping it in the freezer in strictly portion controlled pieces.. 🙂 ha. Thank you

    • Fabulous!!! Thank YOU!!! I am glad you enjoyed it. x

  • Leanne

    Hello, Thanks so much for your wonderful recipe. I swapped the peanut butter for almond butter due to peanut allergy, yummmmmmy

    • Perfect!!! Thank YOU! I am glad you enjoyed it. x

  • Claire

    How big should a portion be?

    • I am a hungry pregnant lady so perhaps not the person to ask 🙂 I think it would be around 12 pieces….you can even make 16 if you want them smaller.

      • Beck

        I made this the other day but with almond butter and RMS then added extra salt and another tablespoon of coconut oil (tasted it before i let it set). might have put some coconut on top of one end to see what that would add to it. Its really yum and a nice texture. I made them into bite size peices so i got closer to 24-28 bits. Ive only just found your website and im looking forward to trying a few more. I havent decided how i feel about the use of dates yet so i’ll google some more. seems like there is 3-5 teaspoons of sugar per date. So i guess you just have to watch the portion sizes too…..?

        • Hi Beck, thank you! I am glad you enjoyed it! If you would like a list of our date free recipes simply send me a PM and I will pass that on to you. I think it is personal choice. We find dates work well for us but I completely understand that they are not for everyone. I hope you find some more recipes that you enjoy. x

  • denise

    I have just made this and without even tasting I Know it is going to be good… It smell’s Amazing..

  • Suzanne

    Bianca, I loved what you said about how responsive you are to your young son. I was like that throughout the time my son was growing up. He is now 31yrs old & an intelligent, happy, mature man. We share healthy food information & I just made him his 2nd gluten-free birthday cake. Our relationship is still close & loving. He brings the greatest joy, & such a wonderful texture, to my life. Keep up your good mothering & you will be rewarded ten times over!

    By the way, your recipe also sounds delightful!

    • Oh Suzanne I hope my children grow up just like your son and that we share a similar relationship. It is a bit of a worry of mine. There seems to be so much to protect your children against these days, it can be frightening. I really appreciate you writing. I hope you enjoy the recipe. Bianca x

  • Jodie

    Hi Bianca,
    I love the look of this recipe but unfortunately cannot eat peanuts or almonds. Could I use hazelnut spread to get a similar consistency?
    Thank you in advance! Love each and every one of your recipes!
    Love jodie x

    • Thank YOU so much Jodie! I really appreciate the feedback and I am rapt to hear that you are enjoying the recipes.
      I think hazelnut spread would be divine!! You could also try the nut free version. I hope this helps. x

  • peggie

    Looks fabulous!! Could I use Sunbutter in place of the PB? I don’t see why not but wanted to ask first before using all the ingredients in case it doesnt work 🙂 Thanks!!!

    • I think that would be fine!! We also have a nut free version which you might like. I hope this helps.

  • Nicole

    This recipe is fabulous and we do it weekly, we now adjust it to whatever we have in the pantry. Its great with some coconut and goji berries. Thankyou so much for this one!!

    • Perfect!!! Thank YOU! I am glad you like it. x

  • Kerry Thorp

    Just made this, looking forward to lunch tomorrow! Am hoping this is a good substitute of chocolate for a diabetic. Will see what the prick results say over the next few days.

    • I hope it works well for you and that you enjoy it. x

  • dani

    This sounds amazing. How many calories would be in 1 serving

    • Aprilllaaa

      I wouldnt bother counting them. The calories in these will work in your favor!!

    • I have no idea sorry Dani. x

    • Kelly Blackmore

      I worked it out on my fitness pal based on 10 servings and got 130 cals per serve. It was more than I thought but figure it’s healthier calories than having chocolate, and no added sugar.

  • Sherie

    Hi Bianca, thank you for your amazing recipes, and heart warming posts, they often bring tears to my eyes being a Mum myself. This is our absolute favourite!!! Highly recommend everyone try this!! Much love & happiness to you and your family x

    • Thank YOU so much for your lovely feedback Sherie, I really appreciate it and I am glad you are enjoying my little space. Be sure to keep me posted on how you are going with the recipes. x

  • Cassandra

    Hi Bianca, just wanted to let you know that I have just made your one minute slice with 3 tablespoons each of peanut butter and unhulled tahini and it is delish. Love your recipes!!

    • Thank YOU so much Cassandra!!! I really appreciate the feedback and I am glad you are enjoying the recipes. Have a great day. x

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  • Valeska

    Another winner, just love the combination of peanut butter, coconut and chocolate! Thanks Bianca 🙂

  • Jacqueline

    Yum! I used almonds instead of cashews and it was great! Thanks for your awesome recipes!

    • Thank YOU for your invaluable support and feedback! x

  • Felicity

    Hi I was wondering if stevia would work as a replacement for honey in your recipes? Thanks. 🙂

    • I am sorry I have not used stevia so I am not much help with this one.

  • Oh my gosh Bianca!! I made this last night and seriously this is DELICIOUS!!!! Even my fiance said it tasted like “real chocolate”, he hates my fake chocolate treats as he said they taste like fruit but not this!! It is dangerous as I can’t stop eating it!! I used cacao butter instead of coconut oil and 2 x TBS maple syrup! Yummmmooo!!! So easy, thank you, thank you, thank you xx

  • Justine

    Yum, one of my favourites! It reminds of picnic bars in Australia but without all that sugar & too much sweetness.

    • Thank YOU!!! I am glad you enjoyed the recipe, I really appreciate the feedback. Have you tried our Picnic recipe?

  • Eloise

    This slice is super easy and so so delicious! I’ve made it twice with almonds instead of cashews which has worked perfectly. Thank you 🙂

  • Nikki

    I love looking through all your recipes, but I have yet to try one as I am severely intolerant to honey 🙁 Is there anything else that I could use as a natural/healthy replacement? Thanks

  • Courtney

    A-M-A-ZING.!!!!
    I used almond butter as our house is a peanut free zone, but OMG it hit the spot for my sweet craving and the kids loved it too!!!
    Thank you so much for your yummy recipes

    • Thank YOU!!!! I really appreciate the feedback and I am glad you enjoyed the recipe. Be sure to let me know how you go with anything else that you try. x

  • Jessica Graham

    I can’t wait to make this slice… But just have a quick question – I have some organic raw cacao nips, can I use these as they are or should I blend/crush first? Thanks ?

  • Janelle

    This slice is amazing!!! I have quit sugar so I make it with rice malt syrup instead of honey. I also made a version where I ommited the cashews and added som peppermint extract. DELICIOUS!!
    Thank you Bianca. With your recipes I can quit sugar but still enjoy healthy sweets. Win win!

    • jenglorad

      Peppermint! Great idea!

  • Amy Ferris

    L O V E this slice!
    Make it at least once a week!

  • holly

    This slice is AWESOME!!! my mum is always nagging me t make it again:) haha
    Thanks for all of your beautiful recipes.

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  • Bam

    This is absolutely delicious! I used 3tbsp almond butter and 3tbsp tahini instead of the peanut butter as I’m allergic and its DEVINE! It’s almost a Reece’s pieces peanut butter cup (my favourite) without the allergic reaction haha. Thanks so much 🙂

    Now, to not eat it in one hit….

    • Thank YOU!! I really appreciate the feedback and I am glad you enjoyed it! Be sure to let me know how you go with anything else that you try. xxx

  • Rhett

    Is this slice vegan? Looking forward to making it.

    • If you sub the honey it is. I hope you enjoy it. xx

  • claire

    I just made this and it is not runny at all! Looked nothing like yours in your video…Did you heat your peanut butter before using it? Mine is thick and i had to spoon it out of the bowl and smear it in the tin 🙁 Tastes lush on the spoon but just not the consistency yours is. I am in Aus and used the same ingredients….

    • I am in Aus too. I think it would just be because its a different time of year. You can gently heat the ingredients and than mix and pour. I hope this helps. x

  • Rebecca

    This recipe is a weekly occurrence in our house – thank you!! We’ve got a Paleo loving vegetarian 16 year old and at least I know she’s getting some good oils and proteins with these.

    • Thank YOU! I really appreciate the feedback and I am glad the recipe is being enjoyed. I would love to hear how you go with anything else that you try. Thanks again, Bianca x

  • Ciara Niclasen

    Thank you again for a great recipe.
    Utterly relish 🙂

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  • Cathy Kent

    This is such a lovely recepie, I googled healthy super fast slice and this turned up, I am so glad, I am now loving your site and plan on trying all your recepies, already made your Anzac biscuits, and mars bar slice and love them both as well! Thank you!!!

  • leacia

    Love this slice. However today I blended it too long/fast in the food processor and it split. I’ve poured the oil away but it’s not a very good consistency now. Any idea what I can use this for now? Thinking of turning it into some sort of baked goods