Chocolate crunchy slice

I suddenly remembered this recipe yesterday. It is one of my Mum's old recipes and now that she is gone I have her recipe book which is largely hand written.
As a girl I would make it for my Dad while he was working - I'd take him a cup of coffee and some slice and his most common response was "Goody!" while rubbing his hands together.

It's really easy for kids to make too, my 5 year old made this one with me.

2 cups dessicated coconut
250 grams butter
2 tablespoons cocoa powder
2 cups self raising flour
1 cup sugar

Pre heat oven to 180 degrees. (C)
Melt butter and add to the dry ingredients. Mix well. If mixture seems a little dry add a little milk.
Press into a lightly greased slice tray. Bake for 25 minutes.

When cool you may ice the slice if you wish. I make a simple icing with soft icing sugar, cocoa powder and milk. Spread this on and sprinkle with extra coconut.


Sue Elvis said...


What a treasure! You must be so glad you have your mother's handwritten recipe book. I love the idea of passing on family recipes from generation to generation. This slice looks so delicious.

Stephanie Philippou said...
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The Handmaden said...

Sue, it is a treasure, it also has hand written recipes that I wrote out for her as a child.

Stephanie, melted choc on top sounds awesome!

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