When I can get into the city I go to my favourite health food shop & buy my kids a little treat (to keep them happy (quiet) in their pram). I usually buy a lovely hazelnut slice…..I decided to have a go at making it myself by looking at the ingredients list and figuring out the ratios needed to get the right consistency! It worked!!!! Here it is – sorry lovely health food shop, but I actually think my version tastes better.

If you enjoy playing in the kitchen then I would highly recommend giving this a go. Choose something you buy which has only got a few household ingredients and have a play – why buy it when you can make it….

  • Kid approved
  • Easy to make


7 medjool dates
95g ground hazelnuts
55g sunflower seeds
30g flour
50ml oil (I used melted coconut oil)
10ml freshly squeezed lemon juice
16 whole hazelnuts


Makes 16 (5x4cm) slices.
Great for kids if you leave off the whole nuts.

  1. Preheat oven to 170C (no hotter as the smoke point of Virgin coconut oil is around 177C)
  2. Combine all ingredients (except the whole hazelnuts) in a food processor until smooth.
  3. Place the mix in a lined brownie tin and press into a 20cm x 18cm rectangle (1cm thickness)
  4. Bake for 20 mins. Allow it to cool before removing from the tin & cutting.