Here is the recipe for my (Mum’s) old fashioned chocolate slice. If you grew up in Australia you probably know this one. It’s a classic. You might know it as chocolate crunch slice or chocolate coconut slice.
It’s pretty too.
I reckon this old fashioned chocolate slice was made almost on a weekly basis in our house when I was a young girl. It’s very quick and easy to make and it is so yummy. I really love the way the mixture sticks together in a big buttery blob when it goes into the pan. After it has cooked it sets as it cools so that it’s really crunchy and delicious.
In our house it was iced with chocolate icing then topped with hundreds and thousands, so of course that’s how I make it for my kids now too. Once cool, this old fashioned chocolate slice cuts nicely and will store really well in an airtight container for around a week (I promise it will be eaten long before this!). It also freezes very well, even with the icing on it.
Here is the recipe:
- 1 cup Plain flour
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 1 cup coconut
- 1 Tbsp cocoa
- 185g butter
- 1/2 tsp vanilla
- 1 cup icing sugar
- 2 Tbsp cocoa
- 30g butter
- 1 1/2 Tbs hot water
- Sift dry ingredients into bowl, add melted butter and vanilla. Mix well.
- Press mixture into greased 28cm x 18cm lamington tin.
- Bake in moderate oven for 20 minutes or until cooked.
- Cool in tin.
- When cool, ice with chocolate icing and sprinkle with hundreds & thousands.
- Cut into squares when icing has set.
- Sift icing sugar and cocoa into small bowl.
- Add melted butter and water.
- Mix well until the icing is smooth and glossy.
- Add more water or icing sugar as required.
This old fashioned chocolate slice is a delicious treat. Take it with you when you visit friends, take it on picnics, make it for your workmates. Everyone will love it and people might remember it from their childhood too!
Give this recipe a go at your place. It’s easy enough for the kids to whip up after school or on the weekend. Make a yummy afternoon tea treat for your family.
PS I’m not going to pretend this slice is healthy…..it’s definitely in the “special treat” category, but as part of a balanced diet I think you should give yourself permission to have a piece and enjoy every crumb!
ALSO: I have some other great chocolate slices you might love too: Check them all out!