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Jasmine and Melissa Hemsley

Sisters Jasmine and Melissa Hemsley's approach to healthier eating is straightforward, healthy and refreshing: they use only natural, wholesome ingredients.

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No-bake Piña Colada fingers

  • Makes 24
  • Prep 20 mins
  • Total time 20 mins, plus chilling
4.0/5 rating (6 votes)
No-bake Piña Colada fingers
No-bake Piña Colada fingers

step by step

  • 1Line a 20cm square tin with baking paper. Place the unopened packet of creamed coconut in a bowl of hot water from the tap for 5 minutes to melt it (massage the packet to help its contents soften).
  • 2When the creamed coconut is soft all the way through, pour into a bowl and mix in the coconut oil, honey, vanilla, lemon juice, a pinch of sea salt, pineapple and rum, if using.
  • This recipe was inspired by the Paradise bar – a popular recipe in our cookbook. We've added dried pineapple pieces, a splash of rum and a sprinkle of nutmeg to make a tropical-tasting, high-energy, low-sugar snack with plenty of protein and nourishing natural fats. This satisfying no-bake sweet transports well in the cooler months – we make big batches to freeze so that we can grab one to take to work or offer to guests as a dessert. If you're making them for kids, just leave out the rum.
  • 3Stir in the desiccated coconut and nutmeg evenly to create a doughy consistency.
  • 4Pour the mixture into the prepared tin and press down with a palette knife or the back of a spoon to level. Sprinkle with the extra coconut to coat. Set in the fridge for 30 minutes until hard (or longer is fine).
  • 5Turn out onto a board and slice into 24 pieces.
  • Photographed by Tara Fisher

Get ahead

Make up to 5 days ahead and store chilled in an airtight container (take out of the fridge 30 minutes before serving). They can also be frozen.

You will need

  • 1 x 200g packet creamed coconut
  • 6 tbsp coconut oil
  • 2 tbsp honey
  • 1½ tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp lemon juice
  • a pinch of sea salt
  • 100g dried pineapple, snipped into small pieces using scissors
  • 2 tbsp golden or white rum (optional)
  • 75g desiccated coconut, plus extra for the topping
  • a large pinch of freshly grated nutmeg

+ Nutritional Information