Lunchbox Coconut Rough

January 18, 2021

Lunchbox Coconut Rough

It’s nearly that time again- back to lunchboxes! 
If you’re looking for inspiration for a healthy treat for your kids that’s nut free, dairy free & grain free, look no further. 

This coconut rough recipe is soft, sweet & packs an energy hit for that midday lull. Quick and easy and they can be frozen.


Lunchbox Coconut Rough 




  • 3 cups desiccated coconut
  • 1/4 cup cacao or cocoa powder
  • 12 medjool dates, seeds removed
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1 tablespoon coconut cream
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • pinch of salt

icing (optional)

  • 3 tablespoons cacao or cocoa powder
  • 2 tablespoons coconut oil, liquid
  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup
  • 2 tablespoons desiccated coconut



  1. Line a square 18cm tin with baking paper overhanging the sides for easy removal.
  2. Place the Coconut Rough ingredients into your processor and blend at high speed until the mixture resembles a fine, sticky crumb. Press the mixture firmly into the base of your prepared tin. If making the icing place the cacao or cocoa, coconut oil and maple syrup into a small bowl and mix to combine. Spread the icing over your slice (it will be a thin layer) and sprinkle over the desiccated coconut.
  3. Place the slice in the fridge or freezer to set and to store.

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