Date caramel apple slice | BEST Merrymaker mum treat recipes

Ok, so the original paleo date caramel slice (you can find it here) made by our amazing Mumma is officially one of the most popular and most talked-about Merrymaker treat recipes. Yes, our Mum is amazing!

This paleo date caramel apple slice recipe is really quite similar… alright it’s almost exactly the same… we just added grated apple (hahaha). But it deserves a whole new recipe post! Also, you might not have even seen the original, it’s a pretty old recipe. 

And actually, in case you’ve missed all of Mum’s amazing recipes here are some of her best healthy treat recipes in one handy spot!

Best ever banana bread 

Grab this easy peasy and delish recipe HERE! We’ve made this one so many times, it never ever disappoints. 

BEST Paleo Banana Bread

Sweetener free coconut jam slice 

Ahhh Mum makes all our childhood faves! This one is so so so good! We were having a phase of no natural sweetener, now we’d add 1/4 cup rice malt or some xylitol… life is too short, add the sweetener! 

Find the recipe here!

Sweetener Free Coconut Jam Slice

Grain free gluten free low fructose lamingtons

Mum gets all the recipes that fall into the ‘too hard basket’ haha. She really did well with these gluten free and refined sugar free lamingtons. Ahhh they are so good!

Find the recipe for gluten free, low fructose lamingtons right here!

gluten free low fructose lamingtons

The OG paleo caramel date slice

Oh, we better include a little pic of this one! Ahhhh so easy and so good!

Find the recipe and go make it!

Grain-free sticky date pudding

This is the ultimate autumn or winters night healthier treat. You will go to actual sweet treat heaven and that sauce is EVERYTHING!

Grab the recipe here!

paleo sticky date pudding

Chocolate pudding

Speaking of puddings! This recipe is for all year but we made it especially for all the people who don’t love Christmas pudding. And don’t worry if you do love fruit pudding… that recipe is just below!

Check out the recipe!


Christmas fruit pudding

We thought we didn’t like Christmas fruit pudding… then we tried this recipe and O M G it is oh so drool-worthy delicious. 

Find it over here!


Ok! Now for the date caramel apple slice, inspired by Mum’s original recipe. 

Check it out and if you make it or any of our delish healthy Merrymaker recipes let us know! Post a pic on your Instagram stories, we LOVE seeing them!

Always merrymaking,

Emma + Carla

Date caramel apple slice

Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time20 minutes
Servings: 14


  • 2 cups almond meal
  • 1 cup chopped dates
  • 1 cup chopped cashews or any nuts you like
  • 125 g butter or coconut oil
  • 1/3 cup coconut sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 apple, grated


  • Preheat oven to 180°c or 350°F and line a 20cm x 20cm slice tin.
  • In a saucepan melt the butter and sugar together, allow this to cool (make sure it is not too hot before you add the egg or it may scramble).
  • Add the egg, dates, cashews, apple and almond meal, mix until well combined.
  • Press the mixture into the prepared tin and bake for 20-25 minutes.
  • Allow the slice to cool in the tin and cut into squares.
  • Enjoy! You can store left overs (if there are any) in an airtight container.


Imagine adding chocolate chunks to this recipe! YUM, we are going to try this next time!



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