The BEST EVER Choc Coconut Slice Recipe

Are you a choc coconut slice aficionado like me? If so, do read on as I’m about to share the recipe for the greatest Choc Coconut Slice of all time! … That’s a big claim I know, but please believe me when I say you must make this slice for yourself, consume said slice, and then glory in its rich and wondrous goodness. It’s crispy on the outside and just slightly gooey on the inside – in other words, it’s fantastic!!

Feeling a bit down in the dumps and generally blah given all the bad stuff that’s currently happening in the world – both close to home and far away, I sought comfort in the warm arms of baking. In my opinion you just can’t go past a chocolate slice on such occasions, and I firmly believe that chocolate and coconut should unite together as often as possible.

Heading to Mr Google for inspiration, I came across this recipe and decided to make it my own. It took hardly any time at all to make, and didn’t last much longer once it was out of the oven. While the original recipe was pretty good, I did make a few minor modifications of my own along the way. Please note, if you’re doing your best to be healthy it’s probably best to overlook the massive amounts of butter and sugar used …

After you’ve preheated your oven to 180°C, you’ll need to grease a baking tray and line it with baking paper (you know how sometimes you don’t bother with baking paper even though a recipe says to … in this case it makes all the difference to slice failure or success).

1. Mix all these dry ingredients together in a bowl:

  • 3 crushed wholewheat breakfast biscuits (Vita Brits or Weet-Bix)
  • 1 cup desiccated coconut
  • 1/2 cup caster sugar
  • 1 cup self-raising flour
  • 2 (generous) tablespoons cocoa

2. Melt 150g butter and pour it over the dry ingredients. Add 1 teaspoon of vanilla essence and mix it all together. Spoon the mixture into your chosen baking tray and press it down until roughly level (it makes the icing so much easier to apply).

3. Bake the slice for roughly 15 minutes. Then it’s time to make the icing – strangely enough, this slice is actually iced while it’s still hot (I don’t think I’ve ever come across that before).

4. To make the icing, mix together: 1 1/2 cups icing sugar mixture and 1 1/2 tablespoons cocoa in a small bowl. Add 2 (generous) tablespoons of hot water and 1 tablespoon of melted butter and mix. I found that I needed to add more hot water to get the icing to ‘spreading’ consistency, but this is more of a ‘follow your instinct’ kind of situation. Just keep adding hot water gradually until a spreadable paste is achieved. Don’t worry if it feels a bit too stiff, as you begin to spread the icing on the still-hot slice it will become more malleable.

5. Leave the slice to one side until it cools further and the icing sets. So now you’ve got your finished and beautifully iced slice, there’s little more to do apart from eat it!

Now the original recipe suggested this slice makes 24 serves … hahahaha … they obviously don’t know how the slice portioning process works in my household. But needless to say, this slice was very satisfying even if we didn’t come at all close to achieving 24 serves.

Perhaps you’d like to make this slice for yourself? Or make it for someone who’s feeling a little worse than ordinary? The fabulous Digella is currently coordinating ‘Baked Relief’ in Brisbane – a wonderful way to bring baked goodies to those either impacted by recent floods, or who are helping out with the clean-up process. Makes you feel all warm inside just thinking about the goodness of the human race … don’t you think?

28 Comments

  1. Kylie

    I want THAT!

    I asked John to make me coconut and jam slice yesterday. He declined. 🙁

    1. tracey (Post author)

      Hi Kylie – I don’t blame you for wanting this slice, it’s seriously delicious. I honestly couldn’t stop congratulating myself on my excellent baking skills! 😉

      I can’t believe John refused to make you coconut & jam slice (another favourite temptation of mine) – husbands can be so mean when it comes to baked goods. If I’d known that on the day, I would have whipped one up for you myself! 😀

      1. Kylie

        Mmmmmm, slice. Every time I look at it I WANT IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!

        1. tracey (Post author)

          Hi Kylie – Haha … I’ll have to bring you a slice ‘care’ package when we catch up! 😉

          1. Kylie

            Eeeeeeeeee! Hopefully in the next week or so we can start scheduling our lunch dates again!

        2. tracey (Post author)

          Hi Kylie – Yep, we’ll definitely catch up for lunch again soon. I was figuring that we’d let everything kind of get back to normal in the CBD first.

          I really hope you’re able to get into your work building again very soon …

  2. Francesca

    Yummo! I think I know what I’m baking next weekend 🙂

    1. tracey (Post author)

      Hi Francesca – Definitely give this one a go … I made it on a whim and it has left me wanting more ever since! 🙂
      (the sign of an excellent recipe I think).

  3. Jasmine

    Yum that looks amazing! I’m sure the volunteers would really appreciate some of that as a treat after cleaning up all that stinky mud!

    There is a little surprise for you on my blog 🙂

    1. tracey (Post author)

      Hi Jasmine – Yum indeed! (and unfortunately unhealthy too) I know I could have left the slice un-iced, but I almost feel like that leaves the poor baked treat looking a little naked.

      I’m planning on treating some volunteers near my office to some baked goodness this week! 🙂
      It’s so exciting that a lovely Frankie diary is on its way to me courtesy of yourself … I honestly feel like I have the best blog friends! 🙂

  4. Linda from Heartfire At Home

    Wow!!!! I go away for a while and when I get back your blog looks completely different! How gorgeous the new graphics are. And… the one with the deer and the owl… OMG that is so cute!

    It’s nearly 2 in the afternoon over here, I haven’t had anything since my solitary slice of toast for breakfast ages ago…. and now I’m craving choc coconut slice for lunch!! Hehehe. I’m a bit lazy and no time to cook, so I think I’ll have to pop into my favourite little cafe whilst I’m running around town shortly and buy a piece of their slice. Yum!!

    Hope you had a great Christmas and new year Tracey. 🙂

    Linda. xoxox

    1. tracey (Post author)

      Hi Linda – Welcome back!! I hope you had a lovely break over the Christmas and New Year season?

      I’m so glad you like the new design … the lovely Tabitha has done a wonderful job in sorting out the layout and creating those beautiful illustrations. You know how much I love woodland creatures Linda – so this entire site is looking and feeling very much more like me! 🙂

      Oops, I’m so sorry I inadvertently gave you a choc coconut slice craving at lunchtime – those pesky time differences (and reading posts at certain ‘meal’ times throughout the day) don’t help any of us. I hope you managed to pick yourself up a tasty treat at your favourite cafe. I’m on the hunt for a new cafe actually – my current coffee digs aren’t living up to my lofty coffee and treat standards! 😉

      I did indeed have a lovely Christmas and New Year … I can’t wait to catch up with your blog soon!! 🙂
      It’s so lovely to have you back.
      xx

  5. Erika Lee Sears

    YUM!! If only I could bake. 🙂 Looks divine.

    1. tracey (Post author)

      Hi Erika – It’s such a tasty slice. Do you not like baking or just feel like you don’t have the baking ‘gene’?
      I know I’m a bit ordinary on the savoury recipes, but I love making sweet treats! 🙂

  6. Gabrielle

    They always get the portion sizes wrong in these sort of things – haha. Looks lovely – I might have to give it a go – thank you.

    1. tracey (Post author)

      Hi Gabrielle – I agree, they never get the serving sizes right in recipes … well either that or I’m a greedy guts! 😉
      (I know I can’t resist a chocolate slice).

      It’s been ages since I’ve done some proper home baking, so it felt like good therapy … the good eating turned out to be a bit of a bonus.

  7. Sonia

    Okay some serious cravings have developed. Drool…….. salivating……… yum!!

    1. tracey (Post author)

      Hi Sonia – Haha, those chocolate cravings can be really hard to shake … I hope you either did your best to resist or just gave in and ate something really lovely (choose whichever options works for you).
      🙂

  8. hila

    baking is slowly becoming one of my stress reliefs too, this looks delicious! And I agree, it just warms my heart seeing how generous and kind people have been.

    p.s. I love your new blog header and design!

    1. tracey (Post author)

      Hi Hila – Baking is wonderful for relaxation and focussed thought on something other than the worries at hand. This was a really easy slice to make, and it was so good – I just can’t stop gushing enough.

      I’m looking forward to making something different this weekend – perhaps a cake I think?

      The community spirit in Queensland has been wonderful, and it doesn’t show any signs of weakening. It’s been wonderful to see and be surrounded by.

      Thanks for your kind words on my new blogger and design … I love it too. There are just a few more things to sort and the transformation will be complete! 🙂

  9. Narnie

    That looks like a chocolate dream. And we heard on the news today how everyone is mucking in (literally) to help each other with the chaos the floods have left. It is wonderful to see how people are pulling together.

    1. tracey (Post author)

      Hi Kiersty – A chocolate dream indeed (and we know how much I love chocolate). 🙂
      It has been wonderful to see the local community comig together in such a fantastic way – by helping out with cleaning, providing food and through financial donations. It’s great that such positive community spirit is getting overseas media attention.

  10. Lisa

    Our wintry landscape will become whiter and fluffier come tomorrow, as another ‘storm in a teacup’ is barreling our way while we snooze away the night. Nevertheless with the strongest, whitest and fastest of snowflakes traveling all around me en route, I shall keep my steady sight on those luxuriously self-indulgent chocolate coconut slices for this weekend!

    1. tracey (Post author)

      Hi Lisa – It’s amazing how such turbulent yet beautiful weather patterns can creep their way into our world overnight, transforming the morning landscape as if by magic.

      Chocolate helps with most things I think, so the very thought of such a tasty treat should provide all the warmth needed throughout the snowflake swirling season.

      Take care.

  11. belinda/gretchenmist

    looks delicious! your photos are lovely too 🙂
    i really like your new blog look ~ lovely and clean!
    hope things are getting better in your town and area.
    xx

    1. tracey (Post author)

      Hi Belinda – I can definitely confirm the slice was delicious!!
      Thanks so much for your lovely kind words about my blog … I completely agree with you, the whole site is feeling cleaner (which was one of my goals).

      The city and surrounds are slowly getting cleaned up, but I suspect the recovery will take a long time.
      Thanks for your thoughts, they are much appreciated.
      xx

  12. Mel

    Looks yum 🙂 You’ve reminded me that I have a recipe tucked away somewhere, given to me by a colleague in my first teaching job, for a coconut slice with chocolate topping – might just need to make them both for taste test purposes 😉

    1. tracey (Post author)

      Hi Mel – Oh yes, this slice was YUM in a very big way … I sure hope you’ve dug out that recipe for coconut slice with chocolate topping?!!?!

      You’ll definitely have to make it for quality control purposes … after all there’s no sense hanging on to a recipe that may not come up to your high eating standards! … Haha … 😉

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