Chocolate Coconut Slice

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Chocolate coconut slice

Chocolate coconut slice

Time for a sweet dessert. Coconut is my favourite. Back home in Malaysia we use a lot of coconut in our cooking and desserts, like Best Coconut RollsPopular Malaysian Dessert (Bubur Cha Cha)9 Layered Coffee Rice Pudding and Condensed Milk Tapioca Cake, to name a few. We use it a lot in our curries, too. Freshly grated coconut is easily available. Nothing beats that. It gives awesome flavour, no matter what you cook.

But over here, I have to depend on canned coconut milk and packet desiccated coconut. It’s quite disappointing but at least there’s something rather than nothing. Recently I saw fresh coconut at a supermarket. They were small. Nevertheless I was happy and bought 2. I tried to extract the cream but very disappointed to say that there was very little cream, so I gave up.

Besides coconut, chocolate makes great desserts. We all know that. So, combining these 2, this dessert is one of my favourites. The chocolate topping makes it really delicious when you bite into it. However I find the coconut base a little too dry. If I make this again I think I will add half a cup of coconut cream to Ingredients B for a more moist base and flavour.

This recipe is very simple and easy and great for any parties….just melt, mix and bake. There’s little washing to do too.

Ingredients A
1C flour
1T cocoa
1/2C sugar
1C desiccated coconut

Dry ingredients

Dry ingredients

Mix Ingredients A in a mixing bowl.

Ingredients B
185g butter (melted)
1t vanilla

Ready to be baked

Ready to be baked

Mix Ingredients B and pour into the dry ingredients above. Mix well and press into a paper-lined tin and bake at 180 degrees Celsius for about 20 minutes or check with a skewer. It’s cooked when a skewer inserted into the centre comes out clean. Remove from the oven

Ingrdients C (topping)

200g dark chocolate
60g butter

Melt together in a pot under low fire. Pour over the chocolate base above and let cool. Chill until set before cutting.

What is your favourite slice? Do you have an easy slice to share? Please share, add and comment in the comment box below.

Other slice recipes that you may be interested in:
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Peanut Butter Bars
Coconut Walnut Slice
Coconut Rocky Road Slice
Peanuts Coconut Cornflakes Slice
Chocolate Shortbread Slice

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Angie  on April 14th, 2010

That looks amazing, Mary. It can also easily be veganised by using vegan butter and chocolate.

I love coconut, and I love the thick chocolate topping,so this is definitely one of the recipes I will be trying soon.

Thanks for sharing

Dimah  on April 14th, 2010

Love these chocolate coconut Slices! They look so delicious!

the lacquer spoon  on April 14th, 2010

Wohoo, choc heaven!! It’s late afternoon here which is my snack time… wish I could visit you with a cuppa ;)

Sushma Mallya  on April 14th, 2010

wow i love anything you post, and this is so tempting that i wanted to have it it…so yummmmmmmmm

Lauren  on April 14th, 2010

I love coconut and this looks a perfect recipe, thanks!

Mary  on April 14th, 2010

@Angie - Thanks very much for sharing, Angie. Seems like we are sharing similar favourites…yeah! :D

@Dimah - Thanks very much, Dimah! :D

@the lacquer spoon - You should just come and be my neighbour. Then we can enjoy afternoon tea everyday! :D I’ll make lots for you!

@Sushma Mallya - Thanks very much, Sushma! I wish I can make and send you some but I think you’ll have it faster if you make :D

@Lauren -Thanks very much, Lauren! :D

Divina  on April 14th, 2010

Mary, these are really tempting. I thought there’s another party going on in your house. :)

Nasi Lemak Lover  on April 14th, 2010

Coconut and chocolate, sound like an interesting combination!

The Little Welsh  on April 14th, 2010

YUM! there is nothing better than a chocolate and coconut combination! this is a brilliant recipe and i cant wait to try it!!

Alesia  on April 14th, 2010

Ooooo this looks good!! Am definitely going to try this

Mary  on April 14th, 2010

@Divina - Haha…small parties are quite frequent but not big ones. Waiting for you to come and I’ll have a big one :D

@Nasi Lemak Lover - It is…hehe…my favourite :D

@The Little Welsh - Thanks very much for visiting and lovely comment :D Have fun baking!

@Alesia - Thanks very much, Alesia! Have fun baking :D

Cheah  on April 14th, 2010

I’m having a cup of tea now, would love to have a slice, too bad, so far away!

grace  on April 14th, 2010

as you know from my last post, i’m a huge fan of the coconut-chocolate combination. your bars look amazing, mary, and they’re so easy to put together! thanks for feeding my obsession. :)

Treat and Trick  on April 14th, 2010

Mmmm..looks great and quite simple to make, love to try this…..

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Joanne  on April 14th, 2010

I JUST made brownies and I so should have put coconut in them because these sound delicious!

Catherine  on April 14th, 2010

Oh Mary these look fab! I’ve got such a craving for coconut at the moment aswell, I think this might be on the cards for me!

SathyaSridhar  on April 14th, 2010

Mary,,,looks awesome dear perfectly came out right. nice combination choc n coconut both i like it sure it will tastes good too.

Mary  on April 14th, 2010

@Cheah - Haha…one day when we meet, I hope I have a big piece for you :D

@grace - Wow…we share similar favourites! :D This one is really easy and my favourite to make, especially for parties.

@Treat and Trick - It is really simple and easy. Give a try. Have fun baking :D

@Joanne - I’m sure coconut in brownies would be delicious though I have not tried it yet. Would love to try next time :D

@Catherine - This is really fast. You can make it any time and satisfy your craving…just like me…haha :D

@SathyaSridhar - We are sharing the same favourite….yeah! :D
Thanks very much, Sathya!

3hungrytummies  on April 14th, 2010

Looks really delicious with all the different layers of goodness :)

Belinda @zomppa  on April 14th, 2010

This looks awesome!!!!!!!! Sooooooooooooo yummy.

Simply Life  on April 14th, 2010

YUM! Those look amazing and I love all the different layers!

kristy  on April 14th, 2010

Simply delicious! Can always keep the leftover chill and enjoy slowly, right? Have a nice day!
Regards, Kristy

Tangled Noodle  on April 14th, 2010

I miss fresh coconut, too! I’ve never extracted cream before but I did bring home a coconut grater from the Philippines so that I wouldn’t have to rely on the sweetened flakes that are the only things available. This looks fantastic!

sany  on April 14th, 2010

This looks awesome!!!!!!!! Sooooooooooooo yummy.

Kristi Rimkus  on April 14th, 2010

Mouthwatering dessert!

Sany-ivanov  on April 14th, 2010

YUM! Those look amazing and I love

Roti n Rice  on April 14th, 2010

What a sweet treat….delicious!

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Jeannie  on April 14th, 2010

Would love a tiny piece of that chocolate coconut slice too! The recipe is easy but the calories is not so easy to get rid of! lol!

Mary  on April 14th, 2010

Mary, these are a chocolate lovers paradise. Add coconut and you have the rest of us following you like puppy dogs. I hope you are having a great day. Blessings…Mary

5 Star Foodie  on April 14th, 2010

Yum! Chocolate and coconut sound great together, a scrumptious dessert!

Mary  on April 14th, 2010

@3hungrytummies - Thanks very much, Suresh! :D

@Belinda @zomppa - Thanks very much, Belinda! :D

@Simply Life - Thanks very much! :D

@kristy - You are right. This can be kept in the fridge. But I didn’t manage to keep long…..too weak to overcome the temptation…LOL :D

@Tangled Noodle - I actually wonder why the coconuts here have so little cream and what do people do with them. I hope you have more luck on your side :P A coconut grater from the Philippines? Wonder how it looks like.

@sany - Thanks very much for visiting and lovely comment Sany! :D

@Kristi Rimkus - Thanks very much, Kristi! :D

@Sany-ivanov - Thanks very much for visiting and lovely comment, Sany! :D

@Roti n Rice - Thanks very much, Biren! :D

@Jeannie - We really have to exercise in order to enjoy some desserts. Once in a while is OK :P

@Mary - LOL….I’m so amused by your description :D I’ll have to make more desserts with a chocolate and coconut combo then :P You are just so sweet, Mary!

@5 Star Foodie - Thanks very much, Natasha! :D

Angie's Recipes  on April 14th, 2010

Chocolate and coconut are absolutely born to be TOGETHER!

anudivya  on April 14th, 2010

Lovely combination. If it is made right, it tastes like bliss. Yours looks awesome.

Yummy Team  on April 14th, 2010

Yum Yum!! It looks so so delicious..Thanks for sharing..

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teresa  on April 14th, 2010

your blog is wonderful. this looks just delicious, i could eat a whole plate of it!

Mary  on April 14th, 2010

@Angie’s Recipes - They do sound like a loving couple :D

@anudivya - Thanks very much for visiting and loving comment, anudivya! :D

@Yummy Team - Awww….thanks very much for the awards. Really appreciate very much :D So sweet of you!

@teresa - Thanks very much for visiting and lovely comment, Teresa! :D

Priya  on April 14th, 2010

Pretty choco-coco slice, looks yumm!

Namitha  on April 14th, 2010

That’s a divine combo..I love both chocolate and of the best desserts I could

rebecca  on April 14th, 2010

adore cakes like this I am new to using good quality balsamic any recipes lol

Mary  on April 14th, 2010

@Priya - Thanks very much, Priya! :D

@Namitha - Wonderful to know that’s your favourite too :D

@rebecca - Thanks very much, Rebecca! Good quality balsamic vinegar is very delicious on it’s own or mixed with other sauces. You can mix it with sesame oil, soya sauce and chili sauce and use as dips. That’s my favourite. I find it very addictive :D

Julie Lynn  on April 14th, 2010

Oh Mary, those look scrumptious!! =)

Sook @ My Fabulous Recipes  on April 14th, 2010

Mary, the bars look amazing! I love the combo of chocolate and coconut!

Rochelle (Acquired Taste)  on April 14th, 2010

These look like such a nice treat! I have to agree that fresh coconut is a lot tastier than packaged coconut! I bet if you could have gotten more of the milk out it would make it almost over the top good :)

hopeeternal  on April 14th, 2010

A delicious sounding recipe Mary, thank you.

I am assuming that small ‘t’ means teaspoon and large ‘T’ means tablespoon?? What sort of flour do you use (plain or self-raising)?

What a shame you cannot easily get fresh coconuts - our local street market (Walthamstow, East London) often has them.


hopeeternal  on April 14th, 2010

By the way, my favourite slice has to be Currant Slice, (currants, orange zest and a little sugar between two layers of pastry) made by my grandmother and also my mother. I must get the definitive recipe from her and post it sometime.

pegasuslegend  on April 14th, 2010

I dont know where you get all these wonderful coocnut recipes but they are awesome….

Catherine  on April 14th, 2010

Wow, Mary this looks fantastic! I have to try making this soon!
The photos look amazing!

Reeni  on April 14th, 2010

These bars are irresistible! I love the chocolate and coconut combo! Such a yummy treat.

veron  on April 14th, 2010

Chocolate and coconut are divine!!!

Little Inbox  on April 14th, 2010

Hi Mary, with coconut, sure the fragrant will enhance the taste, right?

somewhere in singapore  on April 14th, 2010

Have not try this b4…

tasteofbeirut  on April 14th, 2010


I bought a coconut recently and it had been sitting on the shelf accumulating dust! Now I know what to use it for!

lequan@luvtoeat  on April 14th, 2010

I love the taste of natural coconut juice and coconut meat, so refreshing! This is such a great combo.

Thank you so much for dropping by my blog and leaving those great, helpful tips. It’s so nice to get advice from someone who’s been there and done that. I actually saw your egg tofu recipe while going through your other recipes but I had already bought my tofu :( Next time I will definitely use your wonderful recipe. Thank you so much again Mary!

yummy koh  on April 14th, 2010

These chocolates look very rich - chocolate lovers will definitely love this.

tigerfish  on April 14th, 2010

Love chocolate anything, really. The sprinkles of coconut reminded me of kueh…:)

theUngourmet  on April 15th, 2010

These looks amazing! I love chocolate and coconut together!

sweetlife  on April 15th, 2010

what a wonderful treat I love chocolate…yum and coconut..added bonus


xiaoyen  on April 15th, 2010

Gosh, just look at those chocolate slices!! Great with a glass of milk. I looovvveee chocolates. This is a great recipe, Mary :)

Mary  on April 15th, 2010

@Julie Lynn - Thanks very much, Julie! :D

@Sook @ My Fabulous Recipes - Thanks very much, Sook! We share the same favourites! :D

@Rochelle (Acquired Taste) - I think it’s the type of coconut. back home. The coconuts come with a lot of milk and the coconut is very fragrant. Guess over here I still have to go for the canned ones. I really miss the fresh ones. Most important I still have awesome desserts here :D

@hopeeternal - Yes, ‘t’ is for teaspoon and ‘T’ is for tablespoon. I always specify flour or self-raising flour. Maybe I did not find hard enough for the fresh coconuts….haha. I think I’ll just give up on that for the time being :P

Currant slice sound very delicious. I love the orange zest. I hope you’ll make it one day and post it.

@pegasuslegend - Thanks very much, Claudia! My love for certain ingredients make me ‘hunter’…haha :D

@Catherine - Thanks very much, Catherine! :D

@Reeni - Thanks very much, Reeni! :D

@veron - Thanks very much, Veron! :D

@Little Inbox - Yes, coconut always gives a beautiful flavour to desserts. That what I like :D

@somewhere in singapore - Mabe you would like to give a try. I like it :D

@tasteofbeirut - Have fun baking! :D

@lequan@luvtoeat - You are most welcome, Lynn! :D You have adorable kids….a wonderful family. Please take care of everyone, including yourself :D

@yummy koh - Haha….does that include you? :D

@tigerfish - Wow…you are a real chocolate lover! :D Haha…now you remind me of kuih and make me carve for them :P

@theUngourmet - Thanks very much! We share similar favourites! :D

@sweetlife - We share similar favourites…yeah! :D

@xiaoyen - Thanks very much, XiaoYen! Time to bake :D

Drick  on April 15th, 2010

love that chocolate layer - the bottom coconut does look a little dry, but a big ol scoop of ice cream should solve that….

penny aka jeroxie  on April 15th, 2010

I can’t even bake any slices but then I can always come here and drool!

Sophie  on April 15th, 2010

Ooh Mary Moh!!

These bars look so tasty & inviting too!

Yum Yum yum! Have you some left???

Light Delight with TouTou  on April 15th, 2010

oh Mary, this looks sooooo sweet :-D I love it! you are so generous in terms of chocolate, I can see from that thick chocolate tops!

Cristina @ TeenieCakes  on April 15th, 2010

These chocolate and coconut slices look delicious…the perfect dessert for guests or for the warmer weather picnics and bbqs.

shahana  on April 15th, 2010

Looks sp perfect and yummy!

Mary  on April 15th, 2010

@Drick - What a great idea to use ice cream! Thanks very much, Dick, for your advice. It’s still very cold so I will enjoy eating it and then go hide under my duvet…LOL :D

@penny aka jeroxie - Give a try. You’ll be most surprised how smart you are :P

@Sophie - Oooops…no more! But come here…I’ll make a big tray for you :D

@Light Delight with TouTou - Yes, you just feel so good biting into the chocolate layer…creamy and chocolatey….mmmm :D

@Cristina @ TeenieCakes - It is. This would be my favourite if I have parties cos it’s so easy to make and can make ahead :D

@shahana - Thanks very much, Shahana! :D

sippitysup  on April 15th, 2010

coconut seems to be everyone’s favorite! I have never seen so many comments before. GREG

Carolyn Jung  on April 15th, 2010

I bet the coconut makes the chocolate taste even more luscious and rich. Mmmm!

Gera @ SweetsFoodsBlog  on April 15th, 2010

Adore coconut and with chocolate is a fabulous combination :)
I can eat several slices of this wonderful dessert!



hopeeternal  on April 15th, 2010

Thanks for the clarification regarding the type of flour. I’m sure it would always be helpful to UK readers if you specified plain or self-raising.
I understand that in the USA plain flour is known as all purpose and self-raising is known as self rising (or cake).
I must try these coconut lovelies sometime - not good for the waistline though ;-)

Erica  on April 15th, 2010

Wow! Those look like heaven!!!!Chocolate and coconut what a great combo!

Cynthia  on April 15th, 2010

Hi Mary, thanks for stopping by. My, there is lots for me to bookmark here!

Tuty @Scentofspice  on April 15th, 2010

Oh Mary, I can’t keep up with you… LOL
You have so many great recipes for me to try.

Faith  on April 15th, 2010

Chocoalte and coconut are a perfect combination! I love the layers in these pretty bars!

Yummy Koh  on April 15th, 2010

I do like chocolates but not indulging - occasionally!! I dont want to become Ah Pui …. haha

peachkins  on April 15th, 2010

you just made me crave for chocolate!

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thatssoron  on April 15th, 2010

wow! that looks really easy to make… and oh so delicious… but i shall resist it… so i that i dont have to buy a bigger sized pants…

but looks really yummy indeed

Mary  on April 16th, 2010

@sippitysup - Haha….Thanks very much, Greg! :D

@Carolyn Jung - Yes, it is. Thanks very much, Carolyn! :D

@Gera @ SweetsFoodsBlog - Haha…you need to make a big tray! :D

@hopeeternal - You are most welcome. Thanks very much for your suggestion to be more specific. Will take note. Have fun cooking and baking :D

@Erica - Thanks very much, Erica! :D

@Cynthia - Thanks very much for visiting and lovely comment, Cynthia! :D

@Tuty @Scentofspice - Haha….keep cooking! :D

@Faith - Thanks very much, Faith! :D

@Yummy Koh - Haha…then you will be called Ah Pui Koh :D Take small bites, ok? :P

@peachkins - Haha :D

@thatssoron - Haha :D I just wonder if there’s a low calorie version. Then we can all indulge :P

Conor @ HoldtheBeef  on April 16th, 2010

Coconut is my favourite too, Mary, and I somehow feel your pain - a new friend of mine is from Sri Lanka and recently made some Sri Lankan sweets for us that needed freshly grated coconut but she had to make do with packet coconut flakes. Still was delicious but I know what it is like when you know personally how much better it can be.

Still, this looks lovely!

Janet @Gourmet Traveller 88  on April 16th, 2010

I have a few packs of coconut flakes sitting at home, and I do not know what to do with them. Gotta try your coconut choco slice, looks yummy!

Mary  on April 16th, 2010

@Conor @ HoldtheBeef - May be I should make this again when I go back to Malaysia for holiday. Oh…but then I’ll have problem with the chocolate layer because of the heat :( Well, I guess I have to keep it in the fridge and eat in air conditioned room…haha :P

@Janet @Gourmet Traveller 88 - Give a try. Hope you like it. Have fun baking! :D

Sasha @  on April 17th, 2010

Looks and sounds amazing. I make a chocolate coconut bread pudding and this reminds me a bit of that

Mary  on April 18th, 2010

@Sasha @ - Chocolate coconut pudding sounds delicious. I hope I make one day :D

Esi  on April 18th, 2010

Oh yum. These look like a decadent version of Nanaimo bars.

Mary  on April 19th, 2010

@Esi - Thanks very much for visiting and lovely comment, Esi! :D

kesito  on April 20th, 2010

Ummmmmmmmmmmmm.. que tentador, un dulce para saborear.

kesito  on April 20th, 2010

Ummmmmmmmmmmmm .. Que tentador, sin saborear el dulce párr.

Mary  on April 20th, 2010

@Kesito - Thanks very much for visiting and lovely comment! :D

Liren  on April 25th, 2010

Mary, this looks soooo amazing! I can’t wait to try it!

Mary  on April 25th, 2010

@Liren - Thanks very much for visiting and lovely comment, Liren! :D

NSG  on October 7th, 2010

wow! These bars look so perfect and drool worthy!!

Btw, what was the size of your baking pan?
What is the consistency of your batter? Just wondering, wont the melted butter make the batter too thin.
I assume you are using 250ml cup.

I cant wait to try it. Pls reply.

Mary  on October 8th, 2010

@NSG - Thanks very much for visiting and lovely comment, NG! My tin is shallow. I’m so sorry I don’t know the measurement. I’m away from home and don’t have the tin with me. This slice doesn’t rise so it’s safe to use any shallow tin, big enough for the thickness you want. No, the batter is quite thick because of the dry ingredients in Ingredients A. Yes, I used a 250ml cup. It’s very convenient. Have fun baking :D

NSG  on October 9th, 2010

Thanks Mary for your prompt reply!! Thats really nice of you..

One more question before i actually try the recipe. Can i use oil instead of butter??

Mary  on October 9th, 2010

@NSG - I suppose you can use oil too but the flavour, I’m afraid, may not be there. Would love to know if you try with oil. maybe you can mix with some thick coconut milk if you use oil. That will give a stronger coconut flavour which I will like. Have fun baking! :D

NSG  on October 9th, 2010

How much coconut milk do you suggest to add along with oil?
I just noticed that you havent mentioned anything about preheating the oven. Its that necessary?

Will definittely let you know how it turns out..
Thanks for the tips Mary..

NSG  on October 20th, 2010

hey! i tried this..

i preheated the oven.. i used half butter and half canola oil.. and it wasnt baked properly.. batter was still liquidy..
kept it overnight, but i couldnt cut in pieces.. it was too crumbly..

1.Any suggestions what could have gone wrong. using oil?? was yours when you took it out of oven?

pls help!!

Mary  on October 20th, 2010

@NSG - I think my batter wasn’t liquidy as can be seen from the picture. The oil could be a problem thought I am not sure. My is a little crumbly, too but it helps with a sharp knife to cut. If I am to make this again, I think I will add an egg to help it bind better. Hope you did not throw it away. You can actually melt chocolate and mix them and make into balls and then coat with melted chocolate like truffles. Thanks very much for visiting. Have fun baking :D

Oh, forgot about your previous comment. No, I didn’t use coconut milk. But you can if you like. You can try with half butter and half coconut milk. Oh yes, need to preheat the oven first. I mentioned bake at 180 degrees Celsius. So sorry that it wasn’t clear. Hope this helps. Please let me know if you need further help. I’ll try this recipe again one day.

NSG  on October 22nd, 2010

Thanks Mary for suggestions..

Regarding preheating, i checked a few other posts where you have specifically mentioned preheating. Hence was a little confused..

Keep posting more yummy recipes!

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PP  on February 28th, 2013

I made this Chocolate Coconut Slice. It came out very yummy.
After baking, it rose. So i pressed it down with a spoon, fearing that it may be too crumbly to cut. Wondering if it was supposed to rise? Would it have settled on its own?

Thanks for wonderful recipe!!

Mary  on March 1st, 2013

@PP - Really wonderful to know that you like it. It’s avery long time since I last made this lovely slice. Can’t quite remember how high it rose. But at least I remember I didn’t press it down. Usually it will settle. Have fun baking! :D

PP  on March 1st, 2013

Do we need to refrigerate the dough as is done while making cookies? Thanks.

Mary  on March 1st, 2013

@PP - So far I hardly chill the dough. The only time I did that was with chocolate chip cookies cos it was too soft. I always love to see the end product as soon as possible. Sounds greedy huh…..haha :D

PP  on March 1st, 2013

Sorry, last question was regarding the coconut base.

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