Chocolatey Awesomeness


I've blogged this slice previously, without a photo. And it's so damn yummy I had to make it again and am hoping a photo will inspire you to try it! It's dead easy and quick. Awesome with an espresso!

No Nutella this time (I didn't have any) and it's still as good. Here's the recipe again, I've mucked around a little with proportions and ingredients. I think this one is better:


3 oz copha, melted
1 x 250g pkt milk coffee biscuits, crushed
1/2 cup cocoa
1 tsp vanilla
1 tin condensed milk
1 cup shredded coconut, more for the top


Crush the biscuits to a fine consistency in a food processor. If you don't have one you could bash them in a bag with a rolling pin till finely crushed. Might take longer but would be quite cathartic.

Melt copha in microwave. In a big bowl mix the crushed bikkies, the copha, vanilla, condensed milk and coconut. Mix well and press into slice tin (make sure slice tin is well greased and floured and lined with baking paper, this is a sticky slice until set.) Use wet hands to press down into tin. 

Cover with shredded coconut.

Set in fridge for about half an hour, turn out and cut into bars. YUMMO.


P.S. A note on "Australian-ness" 

It's been brought to my attention that some of my recipes have ingredients only available in Australia. Hmm. Good point!

Here are some note on the ingredients in this one that you might not recognise if you don't hail from Down Under!

** "English" version **

COPHA: Solidified coconut oil that stays solid at room temperature. It's white
and comes in blocks, but turns clear when melted. Palmin is the German brand
name of the same stuff we have in Oz. An alternative is 2 parts shortening or
lard with one part creamed coconut.

BISCUITS: Any of these will work perfectly, whatever you can find: Milk coffee,
Arrowroot biscuits, Morning coffee, basically a plain sweet biscuit. In fact, a
Digestive would work well too, they're just a bit softer so would alter the

COCOA: as in the powdered chocolate stuff. You gotta be able to get that at Tesco.

VANILLA: I should have specified, Vanilla extract. You can use vanilla essence
if that's all you've got.

CONDENSED MILK, as in Nestle sweetened condensed milk… hopefully you can get
this? It also makes fabulous caramel – we'll get to that another time.

SHREDDED COCONUT: you can use desiccated if that's all you can find, shredded
just has more texture.


5 Comments on “Chocolatey Awesomeness

July 6, 2009 at 7:22 pm

Thanks for the update on the Engligh ingredients! You can get solid coconut oil from Asian supermarkets – we have one in Andover, would you believe?! I buy solid coconut oil for soap making, but I’m pretty sure it’s food grade (will check!). I’m guessing we’re not counting calories with this item of deliciousness?!

July 7, 2009 at 5:52 am

Please can you make caramel at Christmas? Pleeeeeeeease. Went to Tesco today by the way – jaffa cakes, brown sugar and cornflour, amongst other things. Oh yes, and I threw in a tube of condensed milk. Happy days! xo

July 9, 2009 at 5:57 pm

Made it today Fi and currently feel slightly ill having eaten too much – yummm! My friends thought it was great so it’s all thumbs up from here.

August 26, 2013 at 7:37 pm

made it. love it. second batch already in the freezer. i used raw cacao and solid coconut oil. fabulous

Inner Pickle
August 26, 2013 at 8:26 pm



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