Lime Coconut Slice

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Serves Enough for 8 people

Lime and coconut really are a match made in heaven. I’ve fallen in love with raw vegan desserts as I feel they are the healthiest version of a sugary treat, and I love that there are real, whole ingredients in them.

This slice is a family favourite. It looks absolutely beautiful and it’s not too sweet. The coconut, oat base is chewy and sweet at the same time, and the cashew and avocado cream work perfectly on top.

Lime Coconut Slice

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Serves Enough for 8 people


  • 8 medjool dates
  • 1 cup oats
  • 1 cup desiccated coconut
  • 2 tablespoons almond butter
  • 1 lime juice
  • 3 tablespoons coconut cream
  • Top
  • 2 1/2 cups raw cashews
  • 1 1/2 avocados
  • 2 limes
  • 1 cup maple syrup
  • 1/3 cup coconut cream




Frequently Asked Questions

Can I use regular dates instead of medjool dates for the base of this lime coconut slice?

While medjool dates are often preferred for their sweetness and moist texture, you can use regular dates if that's what you have available. Just keep in mind that regular dates may be drier, so you might want to soak them in warm water for a short time to soften them before blending with the other base ingredients.

Is there a suitable substitute for almond butter in the base?

Yes, if you prefer or have dietary restrictions, you can substitute almond butter with other nut or seed butters like peanut butter, cashew butter, or sunflower seed butter. Choose one that complements your taste preferences.

Can I use a different nut or seed for the cashew and avocado cream on top?

While cashews are commonly used in raw vegan desserts due to their creamy texture, you can experiment with other nuts like almonds or macadamias if you wish. However, it's important to note that different nuts may yield slightly different textures and flavors. Be sure to soak them for a smoother blend.

Is there an alternative sweetener to maple syrup that I can use in the lime cashew cream?

Yes, you can substitute maple syrup with other liquid sweeteners like agave nectar, date syrup, or even coconut nectar. Keep in mind that the flavor profile may vary slightly depending on the sweetener you choose.

How long can I store this lime coconut slice, and should I keep it in the fridge or freezer?

You can store this lime coconut slice in the refrigerator for up to a week. For longer-term storage, it's a great idea to keep it in the freezer, as you mentioned. When freezing, cut it into squares or portions for easy retrieval. Before enjoying, allow it to thaw for about 10 minutes at room temperature to achieve the best texture.