Macadamia Coconut Slice

    1 hour 20 minutes

    This macadamia and coconut slice is great for afternoon tea and freezes well. The instant coffee adds a deep flavour.

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    Serves: 24 

    • 250g butter
    • 2 cups (310g) brown sugar
    • 1 tablespoon instant coffee granules
    • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
    • 1/2 teaspoon salt
    • 2 cups (250g) plain flour
    • 3 eggs
    • 2 teaspoons vanilla essence
    • 2 cups (185g) desiccated coconut
    • 2 cups (250g) chopped and toasted macadamia nuts

    Preparation:10min  ›  Cook:1hour10min  ›  Ready in:1hour20min 

    1. Preheat oven to 170 degrees C. Grease a 23x33 cm baking pan; set aside.
    2. In a large mixing bowl, beat butter, 1 cup brown sugar, instant coffee, 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon and 1/4 teaspoon salt until light and fluffy.
    3. Stir in flour 1/2 cup at a time, blending well after each addition. Spread evenly in prepared pan.
    4. Bake 20 minutes. Cool in pan on rack 15 minutes.
    5. In a large bowl, beat eggs and vanilla with remaining 1 cup brown sugar, 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon and 1/4 teaspoon salt. Stir in coconut and macadamias.
    6. Spread evenly over cooled baked layer. Bake 40 to 50 minutes, or until golden brown and firm to the touch.
    7. Use a knife to loosen biscuits around edges while warm. Cool completely in pan on rack. Cut into 48 squares, cutting 6 strips one way and 8 strips the other way. Store in an airtight container at room temperature for one week; freeze for longer storage.

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    I made this for a Hawaiian themed party. I personally don't care for coconut or mac. nuts so I didn't eat any but the folks at the party really liked them. There were only 2 or 3 squares left and the hostess of the party just had to keep them so she could have them for breakfast the next day. The only downfalls of this recipe are the cost - mac. nuts are expensive and though it's easy to make, it's time-consuming.  -  20 May 2003  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    SO GOOD! The instant coffee granules give it a unique, can't-quite-put-your-finger-on-it taste. YUMMY! I served these at a Luau themed bridal shower and they were a hit.  -  02 Oct 2007  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    I had high hopes for this dessert; what's not to like with these ingredients? Well, they were really sweet and I thought the coffee made everything else taste flat. Sorry, but I won't be making again.  -  10 Aug 2007  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)