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No Bake - No Cook ... Apricot Slice Recipe

Updated on December 22, 2016
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Oliversmum is a self taught cook and likes to try new and healthy recipes. Her preferences are Biscuits / Cookies, Cakes and Puddings.

Apricot Slice - No Bake

This is a delicious tasting Apricot Slice especially for folks with a sweet tooth, with absolutely no cooking involved. Included in the recipe are Marshmallows, Walnuts, Coconut and Sweetened Condensed Milk !

Dried Apricots - main ingredient
Dried Apricots - main ingredient | Source

Apricot Slice - great with a Coffee or Tea

The lovely mixture of sweet and sour make these Apricot Slices just the thing to have with Coffee or Tea
The lovely mixture of sweet and sour make these Apricot Slices just the thing to have with Coffee or Tea | Source

Ingredients


1 x cup chopped dried apricots , make the dices fairly small.
1 x cup chopped marshmallows, make the dices fairly small.
1 x cup chopped walnuts. once again make the dices fairly small.
1 x tin sweetened Condensed milk.
1 x packet of "NICE" biscuits.
Coconut as much as required.

I have not tried this recipe with fresh apricots but maybe that is an option!

Arnott's "Nice" biscuits!
Arnott's "Nice" biscuits! | Source
Sweetened Condensed Milk
Sweetened Condensed Milk | Source
Walnuts give this Apricot Slice a special flavor you can vary the type of Nut to your own taste!
Walnuts give this Apricot Slice a special flavor you can vary the type of Nut to your own taste! | Source

Method

This is the method I use to make the Apricot Slice:


Crumb biscuits until fine, with no lumps at all. (you may like to use a Magic Bullet for this)
Add sweetened condensed milk, apricots, marshmellows and walnuts,
stir until all well combined.
Spread coconut on to baking paper.
Divide mixture into four lots.
Place 1 lot at a time into coconut,  shape into oblongs approximately 9 inches (23cm) x 3 inches (8cm) and coat all over with coconut.

Line an airtight container with baking paper and place finished logs on paper covering each layer as you go, so that they do not touch.
Place in fridge, may take four to six hours to set,
It is best to keep this log in the fridge, otherwise it will go soft and will not be as tasty.
just slice as much as you require at any given time.

I am not sure how long it keeps for, as in our home, it is gone within a week.

It is fiddly and gooey to work with, but well worth it.

Variations

If you prefer one ingredient more than another just use less of one and more of the other.
Also if you prefer a little less sweet.

For instance: "MARIE" biscuits could be used in place of "NICE" biscuits!


In the fridge!

It is nice to have this slice in your fridge in case friends drop in for coffee or a cup of tea.
 I do hope you enjoy it. :) :)

Warning

In Australia, we have been advised not to allow children under the age of FIVE years to consume nuts of any description.
 Maybe you could substitute the nuts for something else for your children!

Desiccated Coconut adds to the flavor!
Desiccated Coconut adds to the flavor! | Source
Marshmallows, pink and white make for an interesting texture and adds color to the Apricot Slice
Marshmallows, pink and white make for an interesting texture and adds color to the Apricot Slice | Source

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      oliversmum 3 years ago from australia

      Christyrites Hi. Yes it makes life easier and does taste good. Thank you for your nice comment. :) :)

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      oliversmum 3 years ago from australia

      Sholland10 Hi. Yes apricots are great in a variety of recipes and they are especially nice in this particular one. Thank you so much for your lovely comment,votes and share, they are very much appreciated

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      Christy Birmingham 3 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

      I do like that it is 'no bake' - thanks!

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      Susan Holland 3 years ago from Southwest Missouri

      We love apricots! This sounds like a delicious recipe. Thanks for sharing! Voted up and shared! :-)

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      oliversmum 6 years ago from australia

      Eileen Hughes. Hi. Thank you.

      I'm not sure about freezing them,have never tried it,but I will.

      One thing that concerns me would be that the crumbed biscuits may go soggy when thawing out. On the other hand, it has to be kept in the fridge otherwise the whole thing go soft, and does not taste as nice. It may be worth trying one log, it makes four.

      We love it, one slice is never enough.

      Thanks again for your lovely comment, it is very much appreciated. :) :)

      Outer Melbourne ( on two acres).

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      Eileen Hughes 6 years ago from Northam Western Australia

      Another great recipe for us to try thanks again. By the way what part of Oz are you from?

      Very tempting to make especially no cooking, do you think these could be frozen and cut into slices.They would be great to keep in freezer in case of visitors Cheers

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      oliversmum 6 years ago from australia

      MayG. Hi. I do hope you will like this Apricot Slice Recipe when you get time to try it.

      It has a lovely fresh flavor.

      Thank you for your great comment, it was greatly appreciated. :) :)

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      May Galnou 6 years ago from Melbourne, Australia

      Thanks for the recipe, I am going to try this for sure!

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      oliversmum 6 years ago from australia

      PaperNotes. Hi. Thank you.

      I love Recipes that are easy to make and taste good, and my Family especially like this one.

      I'm afraid I could not live without my Oven, we are joined at the hip

      I can't see why you could not use Dried Mango, the texture would be a little different and it may be a little sweeter,apart from that there is no reason not to try it.

      Its a good thing to change Recipes a little to accommodate your own personal taste. Would love to know what you think if you do make it with Mango.

      Thanks again for your great comment. :) :)

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      PaperNotes 6 years ago

      Oh I love you for sharing all these no cook recipes. They are fantastic especially that our oven is now a history! Thank you. Do you think I could use dried mangoes in place of the appricot?

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      oliversmum 7 years ago from australia

      VacationAustralia. Hi. This Apricot Slice has a flavor all of its own, it is also easy to cut into bite size pieces, and would not take up a lot of space in a picnic hamper, when you go on your trip to the coast. That sounds like fun.

      As it is a no cook Recipe you two could make it with ease.

      Thank you for your great comment and your thumbs up, They are both very much appreciated. :) :)

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      VacationAustralia 7 years ago from Australia

      oliversmum, your apricot slice looks absolutely delicious. It would be ideal to cut up and put in a picnic hamper to travel to some lovely spot on our beautiful coast line.

      It is fortunate that it is a no-cook recipe because we are both not good cooks but I think we could handle your recipe for no cook apricot slice ok.

      Great Hub thumbs up from us :-)

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      oliversmum 7 years ago from australia

      SweetiePie. Hi. It is a great tasting Apricot Slice.

      A little sweet, but I tell myself it is good for me because it has Nuts and Dried Apricot's in it.

      I would love to know what your opinion about it is, if you get time to make it.

      Thank you so very much for your comment, it is very much appreciated. :) :)

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      SweetiePie 7 years ago from Southern California, USA

      This sounds delicious and like something I might try. Thanks for sharing :).

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      oliversmum 7 years ago from australia

      Cupid51. Hi. Thank you for coming by and leaving a nice comment about my Apricot Slice. Also for mentioning it on a forum. I have never clicked on to a Forum site, that will come in my next learning phase. Thanks again. :) :)

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      cupid51 7 years ago from INDIA

      Nice and healthy recipe! I love it and I would mention it in a forum http://hubpages.com/forum/topic/41248.

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      oliversmum 7 years ago from australia

      Earnestshub. Hi. Its great that you like apricot slice.

      Please let me know what you think, when you have made it.

      If you like it as much as we do, I guess not long.

      Thank you very much earnestshub, for your wonderful comment. I very much appreciated it. :) :)

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      earnestshub 7 years ago from Melbourne Australia

      I love apricot slices oliversmum! I may actually make this one myself.

      I wonder how long I can make it last? Not long I would guess as it sounds absolutely double yummy!

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      oliversmum 7 years ago from australia

      Feline Prophet. Hi. It is wonderful that you like my recipes, Maybe one day you would like to try this Apricot Slice, Honestly there is no cooking involved. Thank you, your comments do mean a lot to me. :) :)

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      Peter 7 years ago from Australia

      @ Feline Prophet, well my FFF you may have just hit on the secret. I never thought to 'persuade'. Do you have any suggestions for what type of persuasion might work? Diamonds, Rubies, hmm

      btw. you are safe on this Apricot Slice recipe, it is 'no cook' so you should be able to make it without burning, but on the other hand :-)

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      oliversmum 7 years ago from australia

      Agvulpes. Hi there. I sure hope so. There is someone that does an excellent job with the selection of my photo's.

      All the ingredients you need are in the cupboard, maybe you could take an hour off, and try your hand at this No Cook recipe sometime soon.

      Thank you for your encouraging comment, it is very much appreciated, and a special thanks for your Thumbs up.:) :) (hugs)

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      Feline Prophet 7 years ago

      Noble Fox, if you ask nicely, oliversmum may be persuaded to make some for you! :D

      oliversmum, I enjoy your culinary hubs even though I'm not much of a cook myself! :)

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      Peter 7 years ago from Australia

      oliversmum, g'day to you. You sure know the way to a mans heart don't you?

      Your Hub with all those great looking pictures just makes me want to rush out and make the Apricot Slice.

      Especially being 'no cook'.

      Thumbs up for another great recipe Hub :-)

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      oliversmum 7 years ago from australia

      Pamela99. Hi. It is very nice and the Apricots do give it a great flavor, we have an apricot tree on our property, so they are used in a lot of food that I prepare. I do hope you like it. Thank you heaps for your lovely comment. :) :)

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      oliversmum 7 years ago from australia

      Valeriebelew. Hi. It is a little different, sweet but very nice, and I must admit, when my sweet tooth kicks in , this is what I eat. It would be really great to hear your opinion on the taste and texture when you get time to make it. Hello to you too from Australia. Thank you so very much for your comment, it is very much appreciated. :) :)

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      Pamela Oglesby 7 years ago from United States

      Sounds wonderful as I like apricots. I'll try the recipe. Thanks.

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      oliversmum 7 years ago from australia

      Candie V. Hi. These Biscuits are spelt "Nice", but in some places pronounced "Niece" and are made by Arnotts. I have now put a photo above in the hub.

      The "Nice" biscuits have a sprinkle of sugar on the top, which makes them a little sweeter than the other "Marie" Biscuits, both types of biscuits are made by the same company.

      Thank you for your comment.

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      valeriebelew 7 years ago from Metro Atlanta, GA, USA

      Yummy. This one looks too good. I'll have to try it, and let you know how it comes out. Greetings from Georgia, USA.

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      oliversmum 7 years ago from australia

      Darlene Sabella. Hi. You are very welcome, Yes Apricots have a special taste, fresh or dried. They are great in a salad as well. Thank you for your lovely comment. :) :)

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      Candie V 7 years ago from Whereever there's wolves!! And Bikers!! Cummon Flash, We need an adventure!

      Hi OM! Look at you grow! 76 followers! I knew you'd be a hit! Keep putting out these nummy recipies and you'll be more popular that the guy with the foxes! HAhahaha! (hugs guy with the foxes!)

      PS.. What are "Nice" biscuits?

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      oliversmum 7 years ago from australia

      msorensson. Hi. I hope you do like this Apricot slice , when you do get time to make it, It is tasty. Thank you for your nice comment, It is very much appreciated. :) :)

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      Darlene Sabella 7 years ago from Hello, my name is Toast and Jam, I live in the forest with my dog named Sam ...

      Thanks for the recipe, Love apricots. Thanks for a great hub...

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      msorensson 7 years ago

      Love it. I ought to make it sometime!! Thanks!!