A ‘No Coconut’ Chocolate Slice

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This is a quick and easy slice to bake. It is a favorite of mine and the kids and adults alike love it. It doesn’t last long at our place – with everyone blaming one another for taking the last slice.

no coconut chocolate slice

What I’ve done with this one is use almond meal in place of desiccated coconut. This suits people who need to reduce their intake of saturated fats to address their cholesterol levels or for any other reason they need to avoid coconut. If you have no concerns, then you can substitute the almond meal in this recipe for desiccated coconut (1:1). Almond meal is good for reducing the ‘bad’ cholesterols. And has other health benefits.

Equipment

Flat baking pan (greased or lined with baking paper)

Mixing bowl

Wooden spoon for mixing

Measuring cups

(optional: Kitchen scales)

No Coconut Chocolate Slice Recipe

This is a great slice for Christmas holidays. Involve your kids in making it. It is a coconut-less slice, which you can modify by substituting desiccated coconut (can also be a cheaper option).

Ingredients:

  • 1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour.
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder.
  • 1/2 cup superfine sugar.
  • 2 tablespoons cocoa (tip: try organic cacao).
  • 3/4 cup almond meal.
  • 1/4 lb margarine.

Method

  1. Preheat oven on moderate settings.
  2. Sift flour and baking powder together. Combine and mix all dry ingredients.
  3. Melt margarine, beat egg well and add these to the dry ingredients.
  4. Mix well and press into a flat baking pan.
  5. Bake 10-15 mins mod oven.
  6. Once cool, ice the slice.
  7. Cut into squares.

Chocolate Icing

  • 1 cup confectioners’ sugar
  • 1 tablespoon cocoa
  • hot water
  • vanilla

Sift the sugar into a bowl. Blend the cocoa into the sugar.

Add a little hot water (tip: add a very little at a time) as you only want a thin paste (If it is too watery you will need to add more of the sugar)

Add vanilla to taste.

Enjoy!

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