Off The Wagon Wheels Healthy Slice

Got a craving for a Wagon Wheel but want to avoid the sugar? Try our healthy alternative called 'Off The Wagon Wheels' and bring back some nostalgia… without the sugar-guilts! It's free of refined sugar and packed full of gut-healing gelatin, so when you need a healthier sweet treat, give our Wagon Wheel a try!
Prep Time: 2 hrs 25 mins
Cook Time: 35 mins
Total Time: 3 hrs
Serves: 28
Course: Treat
Cuisine: Australian
Dietary Requirements: Gluten Free, Vegetarian


To make 1 cup Raspberry Chia Jam (you can do this one ahead of time)

  • 1 cup raspberries fresh or frozen.
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 1 tablespoon rice malt syrup
  • 2 tablespoons chia seeds

Bake Cookie Dough Recipe

  • 150 g unsalted butter
  • 2 tablespoons rice malt syrup
  • 3/4 cups buckwheat flour
  • 3/4 cups gluten-free plain flour
  • 1/2 cup desiccated coconut
  • pinch sea salt

Marshmallow Filling

  • 1 1/2 tablespoon I Quit Sugar's Gut Lovin' Gelatin powder
  • 1/4 cup rice malt syrup
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Chocolate Coating

  • 100 g 85% dark chocolate


  • Preheat the oven to 180ºC/350ºF/Gas Mark 4.
  • Grease and line a 28cm x 18cm lamington tin with baking paper.

To make the Bake Cookie Dough Base

  • Melt the butter and rice malt syrup in a small saucepan (or in a mixing bowl in the microwave).
  • Combine with the remaining ingredients and mix well.
  • Press the mixture into the prepared tin and bake for 15-20 minutes.
  • When cool, spread jam over the base and refrigerate.

To make the marshmallow filling

  • ‘Bloom’ the gut-loving gelatin by stirring it into 1/3 cup of COLD water until it dissolves.
  • Allow to sit for 5 minutes – it will become firm like a rubber ball.
  • Meanwhile, combine the rice malt syrup, vanilla and salt in a saucepan with 1 cup of water and bring to the boil.
  • Reduce the heat and simmer, stirring constantly, for 8 minutes.
  • Turn off the heat, add the gelatin blob to the mixture and stir to dissolve.
  • Using a stick blender, blitz until it thickens slightly (or transfer to a high-powdered blender to cut time). It might be easy to let this cool a little beforehand.
  • Pour the marshmallow over the cooled jam layer.
  • Now rub your hands in coconut oil and use your fingers to smooth the surface.
  • Refrigerate for at least 1 hour or until set.

To Make Raspberry Chia Jam

  • Throw all the required ingredients into a blender and blitz until smooth. You may need to add some extra water to help it combine.
  • Pour mixture into a saucepan and heat over medium heat until the mixture begins to bubble.
  • Reduce the heat and whisk constantly until thickened, about 3-5 minutes.

To Make The Choc Coating

  • Melt the chocolate slowly in a microwave (or a heatproof bowl over a saucepan of boiling water, making sure the base of the bowl doesn’t touch the wateand pour over the marshmallow layer, spreading it evenly.
  • Return the tray to the fridge for at least 1 hour or until the chocolate is set.
  • Cut into squares to serve.


  • These healthy wagon wheels can be stored in a sealed container for up to 5 days.
  • Any leftover sugar-free raspberry chia jam can be refridgerated in an airtight container for up to a week.
MINDFUL EATING: We’re a big believer in eating all things in moderation, with an emphasis on ‘moderation‘ in the case of this healthy treat, especially if you’re watching your weight! 🙂  
Nutrition Facts
'Off The Wagon Wheels' Healthy Slice
Amount Per Serving
Calories 113 Calories from Fat 63
% Daily Value*
Fat 7g11%
Saturated Fat 5g31%
Cholesterol 12mg4%
Sodium 10mg0%
Potassium 64mg2%
Carbohydrates 12g4%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 5g6%
Protein 2g4%
Vitamin A 134IU3%
Vitamin B3 1mg5%
Vitamin C 1mg1%
Vitamin K 1µg1%
Calcium 24mg2%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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