Chocolate Coconut Slice

Susan, AKA Kiwicook
Susan, AKA Kiwicook

Susan, AKA Kiwicook

In her days as a recipe developer, Susan has created over 450 recipes. Her Dutch and New Zealander roots serve as a basis for her culinary inspiration.

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It’s Christmas party time at work and I was asked if I could bring along a sweet dish. We New Zealanders love our slices and this Chocolate Coconut Slice is a firm favourite.

It’s quick and easy to make and, like many of our favourite slices, combines the textural delight of a crunchy (and chewy) base and a melt-in-your-mouth icing topping. And, of course, it’s chocolate – need I say more?! Thanks to Cadbury for this recipe



This no-fuss dessert combines melted butter, brown sugar, and vanilla with flours, cocoa, and coconut, baked to perfection. Once cooled, it's topped with a rich, cocoa icing and sprinkled with coconut. It's a hit at gatherings or as a comforting snack. Just watch the oven time – it sets as it cools, promising a chewy or crunchy delight either way!
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Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Course Dessert
Servings 24 Slices
Calories 179 kcal


  • 185 g butter, melted
  • cups brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • ¾ cup flour
  • cup self-raising flour
  • cup good quality cocoa
  • ¾ cup desiccated coconut
  • 1 cup icing sugar (confectioner’s sugar)
  • ¼ cup good quality cocoa
  • 20 g butter, extra, melted
  • Hot water about 2 Tbsp
  • 2 Tbsp desiccated coconut, extra, for sprinkling


  • Beat together the butter, sugar, egg and vanilla then stir through the sifted flours and cocoa with the coconut, until well combined. Pour into a greased and base-lined 28cm × 18cm slice pan.
  • Bake in a moderate oven 180°C (360°F) for 25-30 minutes or until cooked through.* (See note below). Take the slice out of the oven and cool it on a cake rack. As soon as it’s out of the oven, sift the icing sugar mixture with extra cocoa into a bowl then stir in the extra butter and enough water to make a spreadable icing. Spread over the slice while it’s still warm and sprinkle with extra coconut. Let it cool. Once it’s cool, you can pop it into the refrigerator to help the icing set, then take out and slice and serve.


*Note: It’s kind of hard to tell when it’s done to be honest – it certainly doesn’t feel firm when it’s ready, but I can assure you it does harden as it cools. Stick to the time suggested and you should be fine. The worst that can happen is that the slice is either a little more chewy or a little more crunchy in texture, so it’s a win/win either way!


Calories: 179kcalCarbohydrates: 25gProtein: 2gFat: 9gSaturated Fat: 6gPolyunsaturated Fat: 0.4gMonounsaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0.3gCholesterol: 25mgSodium: 63mgPotassium: 75mgFiber: 1gSugar: 19gVitamin A: 223IUVitamin C: 0.04mgCalcium: 19mgIron: 1mg
Keyword Chocolate Coconut Slice
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Susan, also known as the Kiwi Cook, hails from Levin, New Zealand, and has a unique Kiwi-Dutch-British heritage that influenced her culinary upbringing. As an artist, tutor, writer, and editor, Susan dedicates her weekends to creating delectable dishes. Her food philosophy embraces moderation and listening to her body's needs.


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    mmmmmm 🙂


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