Close up of a piece of chocolate coconut slice with a bite taken out of it to show the fudgy, chewy texture.

Chocolate Slice

This chewy chocolate slice is filled with coconut and topped with a layer of sweet, fudgy, chocolate icing. Perfect with your morning or afternoon coffee - or whenever you need a simple, easy to make, chocolate treat. 
Course Dessert
Cuisine Australian
Keyword Chocolate Slice, Coconut
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 12 pieces
Calories 318kcal
Author Fiona Dowling


Chocolate Slice

  • 2/3 cup unsalted butter melted
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup plain flour aka all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup cocoa powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 cup dessicated coconut

Chocolate Icing

  • 1 1/2 cup icing sugar aka powdered sugar
  • 1/4 cup cocoa powder
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter melted
  • 2 tablespoons boiling water
  • 1 tablespoon golden syrup aka corn syrup
  • 2 tablespoons coconut for sprinkling on top


Chocolate Slice

  • Preheat the oven to 350F (180C) degrees.
  • Line an 8x8 inch (20x20 cm) pan with parchment leaving an overhang around the sides.
  • In a medium bowl whisk together the melted butter, brown sugar, egg and vanilla extract.
  • Stir in the flour, cocoa, baking powder and coconut.
  • Spoon the mixture into the prepared pan and smooth the top. Bake in the preheated oven for 30 minutes or until just firm

Chocolate Icing

  • Sift together the icing sugar and cocoa powder in a medium-sized bowl.
  • Whisk in the melted butter, boiling water and golden syrup until smooth.
  • Spread the icing over the warm bars and sprinkle with coconut.
  • All the bars to cool fully and for the icing to set before slicing. You can pop them in the fridge for 30 minutes to speed the process up.


Store leftovers in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 4 days. 


Calories: 318kcal | Carbohydrates: 45g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Cholesterol: 50mg | Sodium: 16mg | Potassium: 136mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 34g | Vitamin A: 400IU | Calcium: 35mg | Iron: 1.3mg