Food Solomon Islands

Gnarly Ngali Slice

August 30, 2017

This is a good dessert slice for making me feel like I’m making healthy decisions.

It has ngali nuts, which are delicious, and uses up some of that leftover scrashemed coconut you didn’t know what to do with.

You will need some kind of food processor for this recipe. Soak the dates in water overnight to make it easier for the processor to chop up. Replacing appliances is expensive in the Solomon Islands so one must always be kind to appliances.

Gnarly Ngali Slice


All ingredients can be found at the market or bulk shop.

1/2 cup ngali nuts, roasted or raw
1/4 cup oats
1/4 cup coconut, scrashemed leftovers
1/4 cup coconut oil
4ish pitted dates, soaked overnight

20ish pitted dates, soaked
1/3 cup peanut butter
Tsp vanilla
Pinch of salt

Chocolate topping
2 lines Whittaker’s dark chocolate (or three if it’s that time of the month)
Dash or two of milk


  1. Line a loaf tin with baking paper to give yourself a chance of getting this slice out in one piece.
  2. BASE – Blitz together all of the ingredients for the base until it’s evenly chopped and comes together into a thick paste. Press evenly into the bottom of the tin with a spatula. Put into freezer to set.
  3. CARAMEL – Don’t even bother cleaning the processor, chuck in your caramel ingredients and blitz together until all the dates have been chopped up and it looks like a smooth and spreadable caramel. If it’s too dry, add a dash of water to it. Spread the caramel onto the base with a spatula and chuck back into the freezer.
  4. CHOCOLATE TOPPING – Put chocolate and milk into a microwaveable bowl and zap for 30 seconds. Stir into a spreadable chocolate sauce. If it’s too thick to spread, add another dash of milk. Spread on top of slice.
  5. Leave in freezer for at least 30 minutes. When set, attempt to cut it into neat slices.

Must be stored in the cold. Store in the fridge for a gooier slice, or the freezer for a harder set.