Old Fashioned Chocolate Slice

Old Fashioned Chocolate Slice

I have enjoyed getting back to basics and cooking some classic recipes my mum used to make when I was a child.  It means even more to me now because I am making them for my children to enjoy.

Something these old style recipes have taught me is that basic ingredients are still always the best. This Old Fashioned Chocolate Slice is made with the basic baking items and when combined makes the perfect slice for the lunchbox, parties, fetes, school fundraiser etc.

You will have this made and in the oven quicker then the time it takes to get all the ingredients out of the pantry.


125gm Butter, softened
1/2 Cup Brown Sugar
1/2 Cup Desiccated Coconut
1/2 Cup Plain Flour
1/2 Cup Self Raising Flour
2 Tbs Cocoa
1 Egg

1 Cup Icing Sugar
3 Tbs Cocoa


1. Place all ingredients for the base into a food processor and process for 30 seconds or until it starts to come together.
2. Press into a lined square (20cm x 20cm) baking dish and bake in a pre heated 180 degree celcius oven for 20 minutes.

Old Fashioned Chocolate Slice
3. Once cooked allow to cool completely before icing.  Leave the slice in the dish you cooked it in to ice it.
4. To make the icing sift the icing sugar and cocoa into a medium bowl. Add 1 Tsp of water (add a little more to make a smooth paste that is slightly runny but still thick) mix well.

Old Fashioned Chocolate Slice
5. Spread over the cooled base and top with sprinkles.  Place in the fridge to set quicker.

Cut into 16 slices.

Old Fashioned Chocolate Slice
Store in an air tight container in the fridge for up to 2 weeks (if it lasts that long).
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13 Responses to Old Fashioned Chocolate Slice

  1. phyllis March 22, 2015 at 9:53 am #

    what happens if u don’t have a food processor

    • Amanda March 23, 2015 at 7:44 pm #

      Rub the melted butter into the flour until it resembles breadcrumbs and then mix in the remaining ingredients until it all starts to come together.

    • Libby October 23, 2017 at 11:32 am #

      You can melt the butter and just mix everything else in.

  2. Marianne May 7, 2015 at 9:03 pm #

    Perfect timing! I was just thinking I wanted to find an old school chocolate slice to cook for the kids lunchboxes! Thanks Amanda!

  3. Sunita Pradhan June 30, 2015 at 7:03 pm #

    I do not have self rising flour. What do I use to substitute it?

    • Amanda July 5, 2015 at 10:56 am #

      You can use plain flour and 1 1/2 teaspoons of baking powder.

  4. Kerry October 10, 2015 at 4:50 pm #

    Looking for a fail safe wet bix slice

    • Amanda October 15, 2015 at 3:03 pm #

      I have one, I will share it soon.

  5. Katy September 27, 2016 at 12:53 am #

    Do I have to use the coconut

    • Amanda September 28, 2016 at 6:16 pm #

      You do unfortunately, it’s what gives it texture and flavour.

    • Emma June 8, 2017 at 6:20 pm #

      Sub coconut for rolled oats ?

  6. Adele November 20, 2018 at 4:08 pm #

    Delicious, and they freeze well for lunchboxes! My boys love them, thanks. X

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