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Zucchini Coconut Almond Slice

Zucchini Coconut Almond Slice

full pan of zucchini slice cut into squares pinit
full pan of zucchini slice cut into squares

My mum sent me this recipe from her hand written book and told me it was a must try. As with most of her recipes it was light on instruction details. I guess space is precious in her recipe book LOL. But, never the less I managed to figure out the instructions without having to message her at 5am her time and wait for a response. This coconut almond zucchini slice is perfect for the upcoming zucchini season. In New Zealand we call zucchini ‘courgette’ and it is very much a seasonal vegetable. I recently visited home in August last year, the middle of winter and was SHOCKED to see courgette at $32/kg. That’s around $16/lb! Here in California i rarely pay more than $3 per pound.

hand written recipe in mum's recipe book
Recipe from mum’s recipe book

Zucchini coconut almond slice ingredients

This recipe is the perfect way to use up excess zucchinis you may have in your summer vegetable garden. Zucchinis are a great addition to baked goods as they mainly consist of water and add a tonne of moisture.

This recipe has a basic shortbread crust made from creamed butter and granulated sugar and all purpose flour. It is then topped with an egg based ‘custard’ mixture that has a tonne of texture. Shredded coconut, sliced almonds, chocolate chips and shredded zucchini all add textural elements to this recipe.

raw coconut almond zucchini slice topping in bowl
The chocolate chips

I used milk chocolate chips when I made my slice. Semi-sweet or white chocolate would also work. I would avoid bittersweet as the recipe itself is already on the less sweet side (despite the 2 cups of brown sugar).

Sliced vs slivered almonds

As you can see my mum’s hand written recipe calls for slivered almonds, yet mine calls for sliced. The truth is I had a big bad of sliced almonds in my pantry that I need to use, so didn’t want to buy slivered almonds just for this recipe. Both would work fine and still give a crunchy textural element.

stack of coconut almond zucchini slice

Check out these other recipes from my mum’s recipe book

lemon poppy seed muffins cut in half with lemon slices
Crunchy Lemon Poppyseed Muffins
great grandma's chocolate cake with slice removed
Great Grandma’s Chocolate Cake
Hot chocolate pudding with vanilla ice cream
Hot Chocolate Pudding

Did you try this recipe? Let me know your thoughts in the comments below. As always, don’t forget to tag us in your photos on social media @mandy.macc.bakes.

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Zucchini Coconut Almond Slice

Difficulty: Beginner Prep Time 5 min Cook Time 35 min Total Time 40 mins Servings: 24


This zucchini coconut slice recipe is perfect for using up those extra summer zucchini. This slice is not too sweet and has a lot of great texture, plus you get in a serve of veggies!






  1. Preheat oven to 375F

  2. Line a 9x13" pan with parchment paper and grease sides

  3. Cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy

  4. Add flour and mix until combined

  5. Press an even layer of the mixture into prepared pan and bake for 10 minutes


  1. In a large bowl, lightly whisk eggs

  2. Add remaining topping ingredients and stir to combine

  3. Pour topping mixture of par-baked base and spread evenly

  4. Bake for another 25-30 minutes until topping is set

  5. Let cool completely in a pan before removing

  6. Cut into slices with a serrated knife

Keywords: Coconut, Zucchini, Almond, Cookie Bar, Slice

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