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Snickerdoodle inspired slice – gluten free

Snickerdoodles are a pretty famous cookie. This snickerdoodle inspired slice tips its hat to the snickerdoodle flavour, but it is gluten free and free from refined sugars. A traditional snickerdoodle cookie is made with the key ingredients of flour, butter, sugar, and salt, and rolled in cinnamon sugar. The exact origin of Snickerdoodle cookies is not definitively known, but they are commonly associated with the United States where they are super popular.

This raw treat combines the natural sweetness of dates, the creaminess of cashews, and a pinch of Himalayan sea salt rounds out the flavors, harmonising the sweetness and giving a hint of complexity. The melted coconut oil, cacao powder, and maple syrup make a delicious chocolate topping leaving you feeling satisfied if you are after a chocolate hit.

Snickerdoodle inspired slice - gluten free on plate with cashews and almonds
snickerdoodle slices stacked on top of each other

Snickerdoodle inpsired slice

Course Dessert
Servings 16 bars


Base Ingredients

  • 2 cups dates
  • 1 cup cashews
  • 1 cup almonds
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon

Topping Ingredients

  • ½ cup coconut oil melted
  • ¼ cup cacao powder
  • 1 ½ tbsp maple syrup
  • 1 pinch Himalayan Sea Salt


  • Add dates, cashews, vanilla and cinnamon to the food processor and blend. Blend for a few minutes, scrape down the sides and blend again. Repeat this step a number of times until the mixture is soft and sticks together.
  • To test this place a chunk in your hand and squeeze it. It should bind together easily when it is ready. If it is still crumbly, process further. Do not over process though, as you will end up mixture that is too runny. Press into a slice tin lined with baking paper and allow to set in the freezer for an hour. The slice tin used was 19cm x 29cm but anything similar in size to this will work, the layers will just have different depths.
  • Once the base has set, in a medium sized bowl add coconut oil, cacao powder, maple syrup and salt and whisk until combined. Pour over the base and then freeze for an hour. Allow the slice to thaw a little before cutting into slices. Stored in the fridge in an airtight container and it can be stored in the freezer.
Snickerdoodle inspired slice - gluten free

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