Easy Chocolate Slice

This old fashioned chocolate slice recipe is one that brings back memories of my childhood. Mum would often make this exact chocolate slice for us as kids and it was a family favourite growing up. Simple

This recipe was first published in June 2015. Updated in 2020.

EASY CHOCOLATE SLICE RECIPE

Every now and again, all you want is something really quick and easy to make that satisfies that chocolate craving. This recipe is one that does exactly that!

Although if you are looking for a healthy chocolate slice, my healthy chocolate Rice Bubble slice is the perfect alternative.

The bottom layer is baked to add a little bit of crunch. Then chocolate icing and a sprinkle of coconut to finish it off.

This chocolate coconut slice is one that you will likely already have all the essential ingredients in the pantry already. It uses inexpensive ingredients and is easy enough that you only need basic baking skills to make it.

In fact, this choc slice recipe is a perfect treat to make with kids!

Old fashioned chocolate slice recipe with coconut

THE INGREDIENTS

Most of these ingredients are already in our pantry and refrigerator, making this a really easy, last-minute dessert recipe to make. This is often my quick go-to when expecting guests at the last minute for this exact reason.

BASE

  • 1.5 cups Self Raising Flour
  • 2 tablespoons cocoa powder
  • 3/4 cups coconut
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 120g butter
  • 1 egg

Chocolate slice Icing

  • 1.5 cups icing sugar
  • 1/4 cup cocoa powder
  • 20g soft butter
  • 3 tablespoons boiling water
Easy Chocolate Slice Recipe

HOW TO MAKE OLD FASHIONED CHOCOLATE SLICe

The steps for this one could not be much more simple. You only need one bowl and can mix everything by hand, which means no need to get any of your kitchen appliances out! Woohoo!

STEP ONE – Preheat your oven to 180 degrees Celsius for a fan-forced oven. Line a 20 x 20cm square slice tray with baking paper. For oven temperature conversions.

ingredients in bowl

STEP TWO – Melt butter and whisk together with the egg. Add dry ingredients and mix together well. You will end up with a stiff mixture.

Chocolate slice mixture

STEP THREE – Press base mixture firmly into the lined slice tray and bake for approximately 25 minutes, until firm. The base will have a crunchy texture rather than chewy.

chocolate slice base

STEP FOUR – Once you take the slice from the oven, allow it a few minutes to cool while you make your icing. Mix together icing ingredients, adjusting until you reach desired icing thickness.

STEP FIVE – Ice your slice while it is still warm, as this makes it easier to spread the icing mixture. Place your slice in the refrigerator to allow the icing to set. Then cut the slice into squares, ready for serving.

How To Store Chocolate Slice

Keep your chocolate slice stored in an airtight container for up to 5 days. Room temperature is fine.

If you wish to freeze your slice, it will keep for up to 1-2 months in a sealed freezer-safe container or in individual freezer bags.

chocolate icing on a spoon

Chocolate Icing Troubleshooting

If your icing is too runny, mix in a little extra icing sugar until you reach the desired thickness.

Alternatively, if your icing is too thick, add small amounts of boiling water until it reaches the consistency you want for your icing.

You can use a chocolate buttercream icing for your slice instead, however, this will not set as firmly and you will need to store your slice in the refrigerator instead.


For more simple chocolate dessert ideas:

This easy chocolate slice recipe is one you can put together quickly if you have guests dropping by, even if it is short notice!

Easy Chocolate Slice Recipe

Easy Chocolate Slice

Yield: 16 serves
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Additional Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes

This old fashioned chocolate slice recipe with coconut is simple to make, with 2 chocolate layers of deliciousness.

Ingredients

BASE

  • 1.5 cups Self Raising Flour
  • 2 tablespoons cocoa powder
  • 3/4 cups coconut
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 120g butter
  • 1 egg

ICING

  • 1.5 cups icing sugar
  • 1/4 cup cocoa powder
  • 20g soft butter
  • 3 tablespoons boiling water

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 180 degrees Celsius (fan-forced). Line a 20x20cm square slice tray with baking paper.
  2. Melt butter then combine butter with the egg and whisk.
  3. Mix in dry base ingredients and stir until well combined.
  4. Press mixture firmly into the prepared slice tray and bake for approximately 25 minutes, or until firm. Allow your slice to cool for a few minutes.
  5. Combine icing ingredients together in a bowl to create a thick chocolate icing texture.
  6. Add chocolate icing to the slice while it is still warm. Sprinkle coconut over the top.
  7. Place in the refrigerator to set the icing. Cut into squares for serving.

Notes

Icing your slice while warm will make it easier to spread the icing mixture over the base.

If your icing is too thick, add a small amount of boiling water until you reach the desired consistency. Alternatively, if it is too runny, mix in a little more icing sugar until it is firm enough.

Store your slice in an airtight container for up to 5 days or freeze for up to 2 months.

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16 thoughts on “Easy Chocolate Slice”

  1. Lisa Barton-Collins

    This looks delicious! I love a quick recipe, it makes it so easy to feed your family healthy food instead of opening a packet!
    xx

    1. Baking from scratch is always a great feeling too. You can taste the difference :) let me know if you get a chance to try it out x

  2. Malinda @mybrownpaperpackages

    Ooo, I love how quickly you can make this, and from stuff I would usually have int he pantry.

  3. Bronnie - Maid In Australia

    Chocolate slice was always a quick and easy favourite in our place too. No need for packets for this one.

  4. Sammie @ The Annoyed Thyroid

    How yummy! I make something similar and I love anything that I can bake and go. My favourite dessert is bread pudding. My nana used to make the best bread pudding and is wholly responsible for my addiction to it! Thanks for linking up to the Ultimate Rabbit Hole.

  5. Lauren @ Create Bake Make

    You can’t go wrong with a classic chocolate slice and this looks delicious. Thanks for linking up with us for Fabulous Foodie Fridays :)

  6. Lorelai @ Life With Lorelai

    Mmm… tasty! Mexican Wedding Cakes were always a favorite around our house. Thanks for sharing at the #HomeMattersParty – we’re looking forward to what you have to share next week. :)

    ~Lorelai
    Life With Lorelai

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