Easy Chocolate Slice

A family favourite for as long as I can remember, my mum used to make this chocolate slice for us to take to school in our lunchboxes. It’s super easy to make, budget-friendly, and incredibly delicious.

Chocolate slice header image

Sometimes when I’m photographing food I’ve made, I find myself laughing. Laughing because if my neighbours were watching, they’d think I was pretty insane. I’m moving around the food, going high and then going low, like it’s an actual fashion photoshoot.

This slice felt like an over-achiever when it came to photographing it. Look at that base, and the icing layer! I should probably stop drooling now.

When it comes to baking, I think slices are the way to go. They’re not as temperamental as cakes, and with recipes like Grandma’s No-Bake Slice, Apple Slice, Chocolate Rough Slice, and even Muesli Slice, you can’t go wrong.

Easy Chocolate Slice

Why is this chocolate slice a winner? It’s all in the name, it’s EASY. My mum used to make this for us as kids, and then as soon as I could, I was whipping this up in the kitchen from the age of ten. It’s not overly complicated, and it uses general pantry items that many people will have in their pantry already.

What’s in the base? The base is a deliciously moist base, that is highlighted by coconut, giving it that delicious chew. When I make this recipe, I’ll often double it, because it gets eaten so fast. You might like to do the same, and you could even make a thicker base (by doubling the recipe). I love it with the ratio you can see in the pictures. It’s not too much, and just enough of everything.

Can this chocolate slice freeze? Absolutely. You can bake and freeze this slice for up to 3 months. Just store in an airtight container. Otherwise, store fresh in an airtight container for up to 4 days.

Chocolate Slice

Tips for making Chocolate Slice:

Don’t mix the melted butter and egg together at the same time. The egg will start to cook in the butter and its not ideal! Who wants scrambled eggs in their chocolate slice? I mix in the melted butter with the flours, sugars and coconut, and then add in the egg.

Wait for the slice to cool before icing. I’ve done this so many times before, and tried to rush the process – because I’m impatient like that. But icing a hot slice will never work. Make the slice ahead of time, or wait for it to cool. Patience is the key!  

Chocolate slice on a plate

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Easy Chocolate Slice Recipe

  • Author: fatmumslim



150g butter, melted

3/4 cup brown sugar

1/4 cup caster sugar

1 egg

1/2 cup plain flour

1/3 cup self-raising flour

1/4 cup cocoa powder

1/2 cup desiccated coconut

2 cups icing sugar

1/4 cup cocoa powder

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

30g butter, chopped

2 tablespoons boiling water


1. Preheat oven to 160ºC fan-forced, and line a slice tray with baking paper. Mine is 27cm by 17cm.
2. In a medium sized bowl, combine all of the ingredients {not including the icing ingredients, of course} and stir to combine. Press into the prepared tin and bake for 20-25 minutes, until slightly firm.
3. Allow to cool, and then make icing. To make icing, combine the butter and bowling water in a small mug, and stir until the butter is melted. In a small bowl place the icing sugar and cocoa, and mix to combine. Add in the water/butter mix, and the vanilla extract. Stir to bring together, and continue until the mix is smooth. Spread onto slice base. To decorate you can sprinkle with extra coconut, or even colourful sprinkles.