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Raw Cherry Ripe Slice

This raw cherry ripe slice is inspired by the popular chocolate bar but without the added nasties. This amazing no-bake bar is gluten free, dairy free and you can also make it nut free.
4.78 from 9 votes
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Category: Raw Cakes and Slices
Cuisine: Western
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 20 pieces
Calories: 201kcal


  • 1 square baking tin any size around 20x20cm to 24x24cm (7.88x7.88inches to 9.45x9.45inches) will work



  • 1 cup cashews you can use macadamias or almonds
  • cup cacao powder
  • 3 tablespoons coconut oil melted
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup

Cherry Layer

  • 2 cups desiccated coconut or shredded coconut
  • 1 cup de-stoned cherries fresh or frozen
  • 10 medjool dates pitted
  • ¼ cup coconut cream
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Chocolate Layer

  • ½ cup cacao butter or melted coconut oil
  • ½ cup cacao powder
  • ¼ cup maple syrup


  • Make the base. Place all base ingredients in a food processor and process until well mixed and the macadamias are crushed. Firmly press with the back of a spoon into a lined tin and place in the freezer.
  • Make the cherry layer. Place all of the centre ingredients into the blender and blend until smooth. Spoon the mixture onto the base. Place back into freezer and let set for at least 30 minutes.
  • Make the chocolate layer. Melt the cacao butter in a double boiler on low heat  Add the organic maple syrup to the double boiler and whisk until combined. Whisk in the cacao powder. When well combined pour over the centre.
  • Freeze and store. Put back into the freezer and let it set completely (around 1 hour). Remove from the tin, slice straight away and store in an airtight container in the fridge or freezer (I recommend the freezer as it keeps the slice really firm).


HOT TIP: I highly recommend shaving or chopping the cacao butter into smaller portions before adding to the double boiler.

Nut free base alternative ingredients

  • 13 medjool dates, pitted
  • 2 cups shredded organic coconut
  • ⅓ cup raw cacao powder
  • 3 tablespoons coconut oil, melted
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
The cook time does not include the time it takes for the raw cherry ripe slice to freeze


Serving: 1piece | Calories: 201kcal | Carbohydrates: 20g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 6g | Sodium: 3mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 15g