Chewy chocolate slice

This delicious slice is a favourite in our house. It’s pretty easy to make and tastes even better after a few days (if there’s any left!).

Step one

First step – grease and line a rectangular pan so the baking paper hangs over the edges of the pan. In a large bowl, combine the sugar, egg, vanilla and butter.

Step two

Then, add the flour, coconut and cocoa and stir to combine.

Spread it

Spread the mixture into the pan and bake for 25 minutes at 160C /320F degrees (fan-forced). Meanwhile, make the icing.


In a bowl, combine icing sugar, cocoa, butter and hot water and stir until smooth. You might need to add a bit more water to get it to the right consistency. I normally do.

Spread the icing

Spread the icing over the slice as soon as it comes out of the oven.


Sprinkle with coconut and leave it to cool to room temperature.

Chewy chocolate slice

Cut into triangles and enjoy!

Chewy chocolate slice

Chewy chocolate slice

Yield: 30


  • 125g (4oz) butter, melted
  • 1 cup (220g) (8oz) firmly packed brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla essence
  • ½ cup plain flour
  • ¼ cup self raising flour
  • 2 tablespoons cocoa
  • ½ cup desiccated coconut
  • 1 tablespoon shredded coconut
  • 1 cup icing sugar
  • 2 tablespoons cocoa
  • 2 teaspoons butter
  • 1 tablespoon hot water


  1. Preheat oven to 180C/360F (160C/320Ffan-forced).
  2. Grease and line 19x29cm slice pan and leave 2cm of lining over each side.
  3. Combine butter, sugar, egg and vanilla.
  4. Stir in sifted flours and cocoa then add coconut (I used all one type of coconut, I don’t think it matters).
  5. Spread the mixture into the pan and bake for 25 minutes or until firm.
  6. Make the icing while the base is baking.
  7. Combine all ingredients (you might need a little extra water) until smooth.
  8. Remove base from oven and spread the icing straight away.
  9. Sprinkle with coconut.
  10. Once cool, slice into 30 triangles.


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