Sugar Free No Bake Chocolate Slice

Sugar Free No Bake Chocolate Slice

This Sugar Free No Bake Chocolate Slice recipe combines coconut, cacao, almond meal, walnuts and dark chocolate together with melted butter and coconut oil to create a delicious slice. It is really simple to make and requires no baking. This is the perfect sub for a chocolate biscuit or cookie and is much healthier for you as well. Little changes like this can equate to big changes in your lifestyle and health.

Sugar Free No Bake Chocolate Slice
Sugar Free No Bake Chocolate Slice topped with dark chocolate and desiccated coconut

This is ideal for a snack or for afternoon tea with a cup of tea or coffee, it reminds me of a slice we used to eat when I was young called hedgehog, a low carb version of course. You simply cannot go wrong with this recipe. It is full of flavor and is quite rich, so there is no need to eat a large portion of this. I recommend freezing some so that you have an instant snack on hand when you need it. I always take a snack like this when I go out for the day so that there is no excuse to be tempted by the sugar loaded or high carb foods that you generally find in shops and restaurants.

This recipe is very versatile so feel free to switch ingredients around. You could switch the almond meal for walnut meal. You could also switch the walnuts for macadamias or almonds. Whilst I love the taste of this made with butter, you might want to reduce your butter and increase the coconut oil if that is your preference. You could also increase the amount of cacao used if you would prefer it more chocolatey or if you don’t have cacao, use cocoa instead. I would make it first though before you make any changes as you may find you like it just as it is.

Just remember that cocoa is processed and cacao isn’t, so if you are after all of the benefits to be had from cacao such as antioxidants etc. I would try to cacao if you can. If you want to do a little more reading on the difference between cacao and cocoa, you can read this article The difference between Cacao and Cocoa.

If you are trying to work out what coconut oil is ideal for this type of baking, this guide on buying coconut oil might be useful.

So farewell those chocolate biscuits!

Sugar Free No Bake Chocolate Slice

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Course: Baking, Cakes, Muffins and Sweets
Cuisine: Diabetic Recipe, Gluten Free, Keto, LCHF, Low Carb, Sugar Free
Keywords: chocolate, chocolate-slice, dark-chocolate, walnuts
Servings: 20 slices


Chocolate Slice Base

  • 2 cups almond meal/ almond flour
  • 1 cup desiccated coconut unsweetened
  • 1/2 cup walnuts chopped
  • 1/3 cup cacao powder unsweetened or unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 125 gms /4 oz butter melted
  • 2 tablespoons coconut oil
  • 1 tablespoon Stevia and Erythritol blend or alternative sweetener- optional
  • pinch of salt

Chocolate Topping

  • 50 gms /1.75 oz dark chocolate 80 % couverture or more
  • 1 tspn butter or coconut oil


Make the Chocolate Slice Base

  • Melt the butter and coconut oil in a large microwaveable bowl in the microwave in bursts, or on the stove top.
  • Add all other ingredients and mix till combined.
  • Spoon into a small slice baking tray- approximately 19 cm x 29cm/ 12" x 8", lined with baking paper.
  • Refrigerate till cool, then ice with the chocolate topping recipe below if you wish to.
  • Cut into bite sized squares.

Make The Chocolate Topping

  • Melt the  dark chocolate  with the butter or coconut oil in the microwave in short 5-10 second bursts, till smooth and melted. Mix well.
  • Spread out evenly on top of the cold slice.
  • Sprinkle with desiccated coconut, chopped walnuts or almonds.

Recipe Notes

Switch walnuts for almonds or macadamia nuts for variation.
Store slice in fridge as it can soften at room temperature.
Recipe suitable for freezing as well.

Nutritional Information

Serving: 1slice | Calories: 190kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 19g | Fiber: 2g
Note that we calculate our own nutritional values so they may not be precise. Calculate your own if desired. Carb values exclude sugar alcohols such as Erythritol, as they generally have no impact on blood sugar levels. 50% of the carbs from Xylitol is added to nutritional values. This is consistent with industry practice.
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28 thoughts on “Sugar Free No Bake Chocolate Slice”

  1. 5 stars
    I love this recipe because if you have visitors it’s quick and easy to make . I always have it in my fridge.

    1. I’ve never made it without it but you could use additional butter in its place. Let me know how it turns out. Karen

  2. 5 stars
    This is delicious .

    Is the nutritional value for the whole slice or each piece?

    I am new to this so getting a little confused.

    1. Thanks Lisa.
      Nutritional values for most recipes in general are per serve. Most of us also specify whether it’s for the whole recipe, a serve or a slice. With my nutritional values, deduct the fibre from the carbs for ‘net carbs (the carbs your body will digest.)
      I hope this helps.

  3. 5 stars
    Great recipe! Thanks for sharing it. It’s the first low carb ‘baking’ I’ve done and I’m sure I’ll make this slice many times. Very easy and delicious!!

  4. 5 stars
    I have a sweet tooth and adore chocolate especially hedgehog slice. This slice is very similar and I just love it. I am feeling much better on the keto diet, still losing weight and loving being able to indulge my chocolate craving.

    1. THanks so much Jan. It’s great to know you can still enjoy sweet treats like this on a low carb/keto diet. This type of food is what helps me stick to this way of eating. Kxx

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