This is the most delectable, scrumptious recipe for Chocolate Coconut Squares. The recipe was passed on to me by my mom, she has it hand written on a beautiful piece of writing paper and it is kept safely in her recipe folder. I also write my recipes on hand writing paper and always note where they came from. This process of writing out recipes is very special to me, that they are written and not simply printed out on a printer, the written word is so much more meaningful… When I was little I remember her baking these wonderful squares for us. It was always such a treat! You really have to try them, (even if just once 😉 Jenna made up a batch this morning and we are all enjoying them with our morning tea:) They could even be given as a homemade gift at Christmas time…
225 grams of butter
Half a cup of sugar
2 cups of flour
2 level teaspoons of baking powder
Pinch of salt
2 cups of coconut
Cream the butter and the sugar until smooth.
Sift all the dry ingredients and add the coconut.
Mix well with the creamed mixture.
Press the mixture into a square, flat baking tin.
Bake for 30 minutes @ 170 degrees C.
Make sure your base is cool before you apply the icing:)
2 cups of icing sugar.
1 Tablespoon of cocoa.
1 teaspoon of vanilla essence.
Add boiling water gradually and mix until a frim consistency has been reached.
Let it cool and then spread on the base.