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Vegan Vanilla Slice

These Vegan Vanilla Slices are just what you need on a dull, gloomy January day! They look and taste like Millionaire’s Shortbread but with a lot less guilt!

A perfect mid-morning snack or treat before a long run, give them a go – they’re completely vegan so are suitable for a range of diets and requirements.



300g gluten-free oats

1/2 tbsp maca powder

1 tsp baobab powder, optional

50g Nutristrength coconut oil, melted

2 tsp vanilla bean powder or paste

3 tbsp coconut sugar

1 tbsp coconut flour

50-100ml water (adding water until you reach a sticky texture)  


Vanilla cream 

1 scoop Nutristrength Pea Protein Vanilla

85g dates

400g baked sweet potatoes (white & regular)

2 tbsp coconut sugar

150ml coconut milk

1 tbsp Nutristrength coconut oil, melted  


Chocolate layer 

1 cup of raw cacao

1/2 cup of coconut oil

1/4 cup of pure maple syrup Or 150g vegan dark chocolate, melted  



  1. Firstly, place the oats, coconut sugar, coconut flour, baobab, maca powder and vanilla bean powder/paste into a food processor and process until finely ground. Add the melted coconut oil and water, then process again until mixture is sticky.

  2. Line a baking tray with baking paper. Place the base mixture into the tray and press down firmly so that it evenly covers the base.

  3. Place in the refrigerator while the vanilla cream is being made.

  4. Add all the cream ingredients into a medium bowl. Start to blend at a low speed and gradually increase to full speed until you get a super smooth paste.

  5. Remove the base from the fridge and spread the vanilla cream over the top. Return to the fridge.

  6. For the chocolate layer, add the raw cocoa, coconut oil and maple syrup to a saucepan and heat on low until melted. Spread evenly and thinly on top of the vanilla layer. Then top with rock salt.

  7. Put in the freezer. Once the chocolate has set (about 30-45 minutes), use a hot knife to slice into squares.

Enjoy! Be sure to share photos of your creations on Instagram and Facebook with #ExploreSomethingNew