Crowd pleasing chocolate biscuit slice

Mar 22, 2024
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This afternoon tea treat is the ultimate crowd pleaser. With biscuits, chocolate and coconut all coming to the forefront in this mouthwatering recipe – there’s nothing more guaranteed to please everyone (including those pesky fussy eaters) than this slice.

You can serve it up to family and friends or pack it up and take to a picnic or outing as it’s incredibly easy to whip up in no time at all. Don’t forget to enjoy a warm cuppa alongside it and you’re good to go!


  • 125g butter, chopped
  • 1/2 cup caster sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla essence
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons cocoa powder
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • 250g packet arrowroot biscuits, roughly chopped
  • 1 tablespoon desiccated coconut
  • 2 cups pure icing sugar
  • 1/4 cup cocoa powder
  • 40g butter, melted
  • 2 tablespoons boiling water


  1. Grease and line a 3cm-deep, 16.5cm x 26cm (base) slab pan with baking paper, allowing a 2cm overhang at both long ends. Place butter, sugar, vanilla and cocoa in a saucepan over medium-low heat. Cook, stirring occasionally, for 3 to 4 minutes or until butter melts. Set aside for 5 minutes to cool.
  2. Add egg to chocolate mixture and whisk to combine. Place saucepan over low heat. Cook, whisking constantly, for 10 minutes or until mixture is thick, glossy and smooth. Transfer to a large bowl.
  3. Add biscuits and stir to combine. Spoon into prepared pan. Smooth surface. Cover and refrigerate for 2 to 3 hours or until set.
  4. Make chocolate icing: Sift icing sugar and cocoa together into a bowl. Add butter and boiling water. Stir until smooth. Spread icing over slice. Sprinkle with coconut. Allow icing to set. Slice and serve.
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