This recipe is adapted from a Chocolate and Coconut Slice recipe I discovered a while back on taste.com.au. Using home-brand ingredients, the total cost of the slice is $4.00, or $0.22 per piece based on 18 pieces. (Add an extra $1 for optional walnuts.) The best thing about this recipe is it’s tasty, cheap to make, most of the ingredients can already be found in your pantry/fridge and it’s simple enough for a toddler to help you make it.
3 Weet-Bix (blitzed in the food-proccessor or very finely crushed)
1 cup (85g) desiccated coconut
1/2 cup (120g) caster sugar
1 cup (150g) self-raising flour
2 tbs cocoa
1 tsp vanilla extract or essence
Handful of lightly crushed walnuts (optional)
For the topping
1 1/2 cups icing sugar
2 tbsps cocoa
1-2 tbsps hot water
Dash of vanilla extract or essence
- Preheat oven to 180 degrees celsius.
- Place coconut, sugar and processed Weet-Bix into a mixing bowl. Sift over flour and cocoa. Add walnuts if desired and mix together.
- Melt butter in a small saucepan over a low heat, then pour over dry ingredients.
- Add vanilla and mix well.
- Scoop mixture into a lightly greased shallow pan.
- Press down very firmly all over until the slice is well compressed and flat.
- Bake for approximately 15 minutes.
- Remove slice from oven and let it cool on the bench.
- Sift icing sugar and cocoa into a bowl. Add a dash of vanilla and stir in a little water until you reach a nice consistency.
- Spread icing on slice and sprinkle with coconut.
- Place slice in the fridge and let it cool thoroughly (even overnight) before cutting it into pieces. Allowing it to cool thoroughly will prevent crumbling.
Serve on a fancy plate and enjoy!