This no-bake chocolate Weetbix slice is a super easy kid-friendly recipe. I was going to say baking idea, but as it says in the title this version is no-bake!
Is Weetbix slice healthy?
This is a little bit of a tricky question as people have such different definitions of healthy.
The base of this slice is Weetbix. In New Zealand, we say Kiwi Kids are Weetbix kids, as it is such a very very popular breakfast cereal here in New Zealand.
The funny thing is I believe the Australians say Aussie Kids are Weetbix Kids, so it’s clearly a very common breakfast cereal in the Southern Hemisphere.
Weetbix is low in salt, low in sugar and high in fibre. This ticks a lot of nutrition boxes for me. The other 5 ingredients in this chocolate slice are coconut, cocoa, dates, sunflower seeds and honey. So for me, yes I do consider this a healthy slice recipe.
Weetbix is also fortified with iron, the cocoa, dates, and Weetbix in this recipe means it is also a relatively high source of plant-based iron for kids.
In saying all this though, obviously Weetbix is a processed breakfast cereal so this slice is not perfect or non-processed, but for me, it is A OK.
Weetbix, Weetabix or Wheat Biscuits?
What is in a name? Elsewhere I believe this no-bake chocolate Weetbix slice may go by another name, perhaps no-bake chocolate Weetabix slice in the UK and South Africa or maybe just no-bake wheat biscuit slice… either way I am very confident you will be able to use any brand of wheat-biscuit style breakfast cereal to make it.
Can I make this recipe without coconut?
Ahh, here we go, it’s time for the recipe substitutions. 2 out of my 3 kids love this chocolate Weetbix slice just as it is.
The one who doesn’t like it, dislikes it because they dislike dates! I have therefore subbed out the dates in this recipe many many times. But you can also substitute most ingredients in my no-bake chocolate Weetbix slice recipe.
- Coconut Substitutions: The coconut can just be left out entirely, just up the sunflower seeds by ½ a cup
- Date substitutions: Any dried fruit can be substituted, raisins or sultanas work really well
- Sunflower seed substitutions: I have made this recipe with Cashews, Almonds and Macadamia nuts instead of sunflower seeds, they have all worked well
Can I freeze this Weetbix slice?
You sure can, this no-bake weetbix slice will store in the fridge for 3-5 days, but it does freeze well for up to 3 months. I find adding it to the kids lunchbox frozen is brilliant. By the time they come to eat it at school it has defrosted.
Weetbix Slice A Thermomix Version?
I have had a few people ask me if there are Thermomix instructions for this recipe. I do not own a Thermomix, so, therefore, have not made this slice recipe specifically to be made in a Thermomix. But I have been told by my followers that it works fine in a Thermomix. It’s a no-bake chocolate slice so you only need the blender/food processor function of the Thermomix
What food processor do you use
I use a Magimix food processor, it is a true workhorse. If your food processor struggles with the dates, try soaking them in warm water first. Or pop them in a microwave-proof bowl, add a splash of water, cover then microwave for a couple of minutes.
I tend to just use regular dried dates as they are so much cheaper. but you can use Medjool dates, they are softer and easier on food processors.
Weetbix & Weetabix Recipes
As I mentioned above most kiwi and Aussie households will have a box of Weetbix lurking in the pantry. Because Weetbix is such an accessible ingredient for so many of my readers I have ended up with quite a collection of Weetbix Recipes on my blog.
If a no-bake slice is your thing, my APRICOT WEETBIX SLICE recipe is also very easy and popular with my kids. I also have a WEETBIX BLISS BALL recipe and 2 Weetbix Muffin Recipes: FEIJOA MUFFINS and APPLE & DATE MUFFINS which are fabulous.
Healthy Slice Recipes
If you ended up at on this no-bake chocolate slice recipe because you are interested in healthy slice recipes for your kids, then I have a few other non weet bix slice recipes that you might like.
- 5 Weetbix, (Weetabix or Wheat Biscuits)
- 1 Cup Dates (pitted)
- 1/2 Cup sunflower seeds
- 1/2 Cup desiccated coconut
- 4 Tbsp Cocoa
- 2Tbsp Honey
- 2 Tbsp Water
- 40g dark chocolate (optional)
- Watch the quick recipe video before you get started, scroll up a little to find it
- Check the notes at the bottom of the recipe for little bits of extra info and help
- Place first 7 ingredients in a food processor
- Blitz until comes together into a ball (takes 3-5 mins)
- While food processor is doing its magic line a loaf tin with baking paper
- If you have chosen to use dark chocolate on the top, you can also get this melted. I either use a double boiler, or for a small quantity like this I do short 30 second bursts in the microwave on 50% power)
- Press the mixture into the loaf tin
- Top with the melted chocolate
- Refrigerate for 2 hrs
Store in the refrigerator for 3-5 days, or freeze
For dairy-free ensure the chocolate used is dark chocolate that is dairy free or skip the chocolate layer on top. For wheat and gluten free the new gluten-free weetbix work well in this recipe
Nutrition Information:Yield: 16 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 103Total Fat: 4gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 262mgCarbohydrates: 16gFiber: 2gSugar: 10gProtein: 2g
Please know this nutrition analysis is based on the ingredients only, this recipe has not been sent to a laboratory for independent testing