When you’re looking for original tea party ideas and want something simple, delicious and wholesome to serve alongside the traditional tea sandwich and scones, this all new Healthy Honey Summer Slice is the exciting new tea party food to include on the menu.

And just because it’s called a ‘summer’ slice, it does not mean that it can’t be a winter favorite also!  The honey and fruit and coconut combined are reminicent of the summer season, perhaps.  So bring a little summer to winter, if it helps get you through to warmer weather!

I love this tea party food recipe for its delicious taste, its versatility, its simplicity, its healthfulness and the ability it has to satisfy a sweet craving.

The Healthy Honey Summer Slice is an amazing tea party food addition for any tea party occasion – both morning tea and afternoon tea.

Tahini, Honey, Dried Fruit & Almonds

A very versatile tea party food – served in slice form or formed into balls

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A Versatile Menu Item

Now, I wasn’t being entirely accurate when I called this tea party food a summer ‘slice’ – this recipe started life as ‘balls’! I make it both ways. Served in a ball shape looks so clever and appetizing, but the slice still looks good and because this amazing tea party food doubles as a lunch box menu item, making it in slice form is my current favorite. Both the ball shape and slice shape fit just as easily in the school lunchbox, of course, but the slice stores a little more easily and compactly in a sealed plastic container in the fridge.

And, being deliciously fruity and uncooked, this recipe is perfect for summer, but as it is also quite rich, it is very satisfying and packed with goodness and perfect to serve in the cool winter months as well.


As far as a “Use By” date goes for this tea party food, I would be happy keeping it in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks – but I can guarantee that it is a favorite tea party food and lunch menu item that will not last as long as that! Being able to make this menu item in the day or day prior to your tea party adds to its appeal – no last minute scramble to get this one ready fresh.

Suitable for Vegetarians

There are no animal products in the recipe, so the Healthy Honey Summer Slice suits your vegetarian guests – another box checked! It cannot be claimed to be vegan, as it contains honey. I like to buy honey from small “hobby farm” producers in the hope they are more caring for their hardworking bees than the large commercial giants, but that still won’t sit well with a true vegan!

What Type of Tea Should One Serve With This Delicious Tea Party Food?

I adore this particular tea party food served with a quality black tea, served steaming hot with a dash of milk (no sugar). An English Breakfast works well and I have enjoyed this – my current favorite tea party food – with a cup of delightfully sophisticated Assam tea. Because of the sweetness of the treat, I personally haven’t been tempted to try it with tisanes / herbal teas and not even with my green tea. But that is my personal palate and I wouldn’t be surprised if someone else told me they have enjoyed it otherwise!

Ready to try it? Now for the recipe:

 Recipe – Healthy Honey Summer Slice

Message : If the ingredients for the Healthy Honey Summer Slice tea party food are new to you, never fear – I’ve provided information in the notes so that you know what they are and where you can get them if you can’t locate them at your local stores (or if you just love the convenience of online shopping, like me!). It will be worth it to find them, I promise you!


Light tahini (see Notes below) – half a cup

Honey – half a cup

Desiccated coconut (see Notes below) – half a cup

LSA (Linseed/Sunflower/Almond meal – see Notes below) – half a cup

1 cup dried fruit – chopped small (apricots, dates, currants together are what is used in my recipe photographed)

One quarter cup of fairly finely chopped (or blended) almonds




What is It? I didn’t learn about tahini until a couple of years ago – it’s a paste made out of sesame seeds.

Where Can I Get It?  Healthfood stores, some supermarkets, online.

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What is It? Desiccated coconut is quite different from shredded coconut – make sure what you get is desiccated, which is very well dried and unsweetened.

Where Can I Get It?  Healthfood stores, some supermarkets, online.

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(the McKenzie’s brand at the bottom is the brand I use in Australia!)

Desiccated Coconut Ingredient
This is (importantly) unsweetened, desiccated coconut.
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This is a brand of desiccated coconut popular in Australia – and the one I used  in this recipe.
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LSA – Linseed, Sunflower Seed, Almond (Meal)

What is It? In Australia, Flaxseed is called Linseed. This ingredient, LSA, is a “meal” (i.e. processed in a blender until it’s in a form able to be sprinkled!) made from Almonds, Sunflower kernels and Linseeds/Flaxseeds. If you can’t buy it, or anything like it, you can very easily make it. I like this link http://www.craig.copperleife.com/health/lsa.htm for its description of how to make your own LSA.  This is an incredibly healthful product – to be sprinkled on breakfast cereal, added to smoothies/shakes and used in baking.

Where Can I Get It?  I found this available on eBay, just don’t search on “LSA” as you’ll get results for  ‘light sport aircraft’!

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Mix all ingredients together well to make a firm but workable mixture. I use a Thermomix (on reverse) and it makes it a very quick task.  Mixing in a bowl with a spoon, wooden, metal – or even your bare hands – is just fine.  Use disposable gloves – latex or food preparation gloves – if you don’t like getting mixture in your fingernails and jewelry.

To make into balls, roll into shape between the palms of your hands and roll in desiccated coconut to give a thin coating. (Children love this step, so if you’re not too particular about the final shape and size…). Refrigerate until firm.

The honey ingredient in this recipe may make it a little prone to ‘flopping’ in the heat, so if the mixture seems a little sticky or soft, add extra coconut or even crushed almonds – whatever you have more of!

To make slice, sprinkle a layer of desiccated coconut in the bottom of a slice tray, press the mixture into the tray and when evenly pressed in, sprinkle more coconut on top. Cut into squares after about 30 to 60 minutes of refrigeration.

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Thank you to TPG’s Husband for shaping the slice!

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Why is the Healthy Honey Summer Slice so … Healthy?

Tahini and Sesame seeds are high in calcium. There is no cooking involved, so all the raw goodness of the nuts and seeds are present. It contains fiber and essential fatty acids, vitamins and other minerals in addition to the calcium. This isn’t only a tea party food – it’s a super-food – but shhhh, don’t tell anyone!  If an alternative meal sprinkle to LSA is used, such as one containing Brazil nut, the nutritional benefits will be just as wonderful.

So a few new concepts, but once you have your supply or source of ingredients, you can whip this lovely treat up in no time flat!  No cooking, little mess, ingredients easily stored in the pantry, a delicious reward with a cuppa – and healthy to boot!

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Store Healthy Honey Summer Slice in an airtight container in the refrigerator

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