{Recipe} Chocolate Coconut Slice

Warning: This is not a health bar.

Chocolate Coconut Slice

This is a chocolatey, fudgey, sugary, decadent treat.

When I was a child, my mum was famous (at least in my eyes) for making a slice that we called chocolate fudge. It was delicious. However, it contained butter. After I became a vegan, this was one of the first ‘treat’ recipes that I ‘veganized’.

I started calling it Chocolate Coconut Slice to differentiate it from the non-vegan version. I do not know where the original (non-vegan) recipe came from. My ‘veganized’ version is scrawled on a piece of lined notepaper. Perhaps the original recipe came from a 1980’s edition of Women’s Weekly or Family Circle?

Recently, I attempted another overhaul of this recipe. I was hoping to improve its nutritional worth by reducing the sugar and oil (margarine) content. My attempt was not successful. Dry and crumbly is not the desired texture!

The beauty of this slice is in its fudgey-ness. My plans to ‘healthify’ it were abandoned!

Chocolate Coconut Slice

You will need:

1 3/4 cups self raising flour

2-3 tbsp cocoa powder

1 cup shredded or dessicated coconut

1/2 cup sugar

1/2 cup walnut pieces

180 g vegan margarine, melted

1 tsp vanilla extract

1 tbsp golden syrup

Method

1. Pre-heat oven to 180 deg C/350 F. Line a baking dish or tin with parchment/baking paper.

2. Add flour and cocoa to a large mixing bowl. Combine.

3. Add coconut, sugar and walnuts, and mix well.

4. Melt margarine on stove top. Pour margarine into a small mixing bowl.

5. Add vanilla and golden syrup to margarine. Stir.

6. Pour liquid ingredients over dry ingredients. Mix until well combined.

7. Press mixture into baking dish:

press into dish

8. Bake for 20 minutes.

9. Allow to cool completely before icing.

Chocolate Icing:

You will need:

2 cups icing sugar, sifted

2-3 tbsp cocoa powder, sifted

1 tsp vanilla extract

30 g vegan margarine

2-3 tbsp hot water.

Method:

1. Sift icing sugar into a mixing bowl. Add cocoa, and combine.

2. Add margarine to the mixing bowl, then pour 2 tbsp of hot water over the margarine. The margarine will begin to melt. Add vanilla extract.

3. Stir ingredients until well combined. Add additional tablespoon of hot water if required.

4. Spread icing over the slice, using a knife or spatula. Be generous!

5. Sprinkle with shredded or desiccated coconut.

coconut

6. Refrigerate to allow the icing to ‘set’.

7. Cut the slice into squares (or rectangles!).

Choc Coconut Slice

Each Monday, I feature a delicious vegan recipe – one that is enjoyed by my own family. I hope your family enjoys it too. 

Ally

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About Ally
Mamma. Vegan. I blog at Made of Stars.

15 Responses to {Recipe} Chocolate Coconut Slice

  1. smiles00 says:

    Ok this looks AH-MAZING and I hope to make this for Christmas treats … yum o … thanks for sharing good photos too

    • Ally says:

      Oh maybe you could sprinkle the slice with crushed vegan candy cane instead of coconut!
      I hope you enjoy it. This slice has accompanied me to many work lunches, picnics, and potlucks. It is popular with vegans and non-vegans. It is very moreish!

  2. Xiomara says:

    What is self raising flour? Is it.much diff than regular flour?

    • Ally says:

      Hi!
      Self-raising flour already has the raising agents added. What do you call that type of flour?
      If you use regular or plain flour, you will need to add baking powder (1 1/2 tsp) and bi-carb soda (1/2 tsp) in step 2 of the recipe.

  3. susykat says:

    I think I will be attempting to make this one for Christmas! 🙂

    • Ally says:

      With crushed candy cane instead of coconut I hope?!
      Will you make the original icing? It’s a bit exxy to run out and buy coconut oil and coconut butter if you don’t have them on hand already.

  4. susykat says:

    Crushed candy cane sounds fun! I actually have some coconut oil already, and would just need to get some coconut butter so may go with that icing.

  5. Sophie33 says:

    Waw! What a lovely dessert! I love all of the coconut & chocolate flavours in here: Yummy! That frosting looks eaqually tasty too! 🙂 MMMM!

  6. Vanessa says:

    You got me at “chocolate fudge.” Sounds delicious!

  7. This looks fab Ally! I wish I didn’t have such a sweet tooth!! Celeste 🙂

    • Ally says:

      I know, me too! I am trying to curb it. Not that anyone else would know that- I just posted a cheesecake recipe!
      Thanks Celeste. 🙂

  8. Pingback: {Recipe} Chocolate, Raspberry and Walnut Cupcakes | Made of Stars

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