Chocolate Coconut Squares Recipe

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…
Recipe:
Ingredients:
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
  1. Cream the butter and the sugar until smooth.
  2. Sift all the dry ingredients and add the coconut.
  3. Mix well with the creamed mixture.
  4. Press the mixture into a square, flat baking tin.
  5. Bake for 30 minutes @ 170 degrees C.
Icing Mixture: 
Make sure your base is cool before you apply the icing:)
Ingredients:
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.
Enjoy!

Yum!

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21 Responses to Chocolate Coconut Squares Recipe

  1. Heidi August 5, 2010 at 10:09 am #

    Looks absolutely divine!

  2. Féepoussière August 5, 2010 at 11:20 am #

    humm it looks delicious indeed!

    I started weaving on the branch … it is unlike to yours … ahaha

  3. Shannon August 5, 2010 at 11:23 am #

    Oooo Linda i couldn’t get this page to load fast enough when i saw the picture on my dashboard! I’ll scribble down the recipe quickly and make a mad dash to the kitchen…then when the taste of the first square is melting in my mouth i will write it out neatly with thanks to you, and your mum x

  4. Linda August 5, 2010 at 11:38 am #

    Heidi,
    Thanks my friend!
    xo
    Linda

    Feepoussiere,
    It is so delicious:) I can’t wait to see your branch weaving, I hope you post pictures:)
    xo
    Linda

    Shannon,
    You really made me smile when I read your comment, I can just see you running to the kitchen;) trust me they are worth it.
    Take care my friend,
    xo
    Linda

  5. momma rae August 5, 2010 at 1:18 pm #

    they look delicious!! i love the process of hand writing recipes. the hand written word is becoming extinct. 🙁

  6. Erin August 5, 2010 at 1:44 pm #

    Oh these look good … think the kids and I might have to whip up a batch today 🙂

  7. K August 5, 2010 at 4:17 pm #

    Oh, no-no-no-no. It’s perfectly all right for ME to tempt YOU with silly, impossible things like the Great Cake. But you must NOT tempt dumpy old ladies with something as lovely as this.

    Here is the important thing: I have a box of recipes, written carefully out on index cards by my own mother. And I can remember making some of these things with her – and can remember eating them when I hadn’t made them. It’s odd, what a powerful connection emotionally these things make. My mother doesn’t know us anymore and spends her days reclining in a wheelchair, staring at the ceiling of a very nice “home,” having unintelligible conversations with people no one else can see.

    My life is my own – a different place, far from her. I have so little to connect us now – only my father and sister, who are just as far away, physically. But when I open the box, and see her handwriting there, it’s as though she is so much closer. And I remember these things my mom, never a brilliant cook, but a homey one – these things she carefully made, and I can remember things I’d forgotten I’d forgotten.

    I am sitting now under a monsoon sky, listening to friendly thunder and thinking about these things. Thank you.

  8. Dawn August 5, 2010 at 4:36 pm #

    Oh, yum! I even have those ingredients in the house right now! Thank you for the recipe. 🙂

  9. Linda August 5, 2010 at 5:01 pm #

    Dear K,
    Your Great Cake was amazing, wow, all the brilliant colours and the size of it! I bet it tasted divine! I am so happy this reminded you of things you had forgotten, memories are precious:)It was wonderful, as always to hear from you, my dear friend:)
    Love
    Linda

  10. Linda August 5, 2010 at 5:06 pm #

    Dawn, you are going to love them! My husband just arrived home, he ate some this morning before he left for work. When I mentioned the squares when he came home, he thought they were finished and looked so disappointed… how delighted he was to find we still has some left… but not for long! Enjoy:)
    xo
    Linda

  11. Valarie August 5, 2010 at 5:38 pm #

    Hi Linda, This looks so yummy. I’ve dropped in to see what you’ve been up to while we were away. I am so inspired by all of your creating that eventhough it’s 106 degrees today, I just have to get my yarn and strings. Knitting it is, even if I have to stand on ice to do it. Congratluations on your created items being in the magazine. You are such a talent and I can hardly wait for your book. Have a great day Linda and be well.

  12. Moment to Moment August 5, 2010 at 6:00 pm #

    Love recipe inspirations, these look so delicious!
    🙂 Christina

  13. Linda August 5, 2010 at 7:21 pm #

    Dear Valarie,
    It is wonderful to hear from you! Thanks so much for dropping by:) Thanks so much about my patterns and as soon as the book is ready, I’ll make sure everyone knows well in advance:)
    You have a lovely day too my friend;)
    xo
    Linda

  14. Plain and Joyful Living August 5, 2010 at 10:44 pm #

    they look so yummy. Thank you for sharing.

  15. softearthart August 6, 2010 at 8:39 am #

    Yum, yum, cheers Marie

  16. Baa-Me Kniits August 6, 2010 at 8:39 am #

    Just came over to tell you that I saw you at Heidi Bears and had to tell you how adorable your little squirrel is, I love him……Bad move!! Now I have also seen the most wonderful chocolate coconut squares, I will be back 🙂

  17. ecoMILF August 6, 2010 at 12:12 pm #

    yum and thank yoU! xo m.

  18. Bec August 6, 2010 at 1:09 pm #

    Thanks for the recipe, looks really easy and yummy, my kinda style 😉

  19. K August 6, 2010 at 8:07 pm #

    Here is what I think about comments. When I follow your links and like what I see, I think of the effort that person put into putting together the essay or the tutorial, and I feel that, having drawn inspiration – or even just a moment’s pleasure – from their work, the LEAST I can do is leave a word of appreciation. I feel like I have no idea to take without leaving something.

    Then there are the posts that beg discussion or thought, or a stronger or more detailed response. So I try to be as honest as I can.

    Then there are people you run into and know that you are, by nature, kindred spirits and friends – and those are the places I put in my little list to follow, and those are the people I respond to, not as audience, but as a connected human being. I think you might laugh, Linda, to know that you are a household word now in my family, and between me and Rachel. We would be insisting that you come to bookclub if you were on our side of the planet, and taking you to Dalton’s for lunch. We would make Heidi come, too.

    It is a joy to be allowed to rub shoulders with your life, my dear. Thank you.

  20. Linda August 7, 2010 at 10:02 am #

    Dear K,
    Thank you my dear friend:)
    I know that one day we will all go to bookclub together and go for lunch at Daltons’. I feel so blessed to know Rachel and yourself…
    Take care
    Love
    Linda

  21. Jen from SewnNatural July 29, 2011 at 1:11 pm #

    Linda!

    I just saw this. Do you think coconut oil would work? My newborn mancub is allergic to dairy (and wheat and nuts and soy oh my)?

    A few years back I bought a handmade wooden recipe box, and handwrite all my recipes – I love flipping through. REminds me of my mom, and my great grandma.

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