Cherry, choc & coconut tray bake

Cherry, choc & coconut tray bake

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Cooking time

Prep: 10 mins Cook: 20 mins

Skill level

Easy

Servings

Makes 16 slices

Keep these five ingredients in your storecupboard so you can whip up a tasty traybake when friends drop by unexpectedly

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition info

Nutrition per serving

kcalories
187
protein
3g
carbs
17g
fat
13g
saturates
9g
fibre
2g
sugar
17g
salt
0.07g

Ingredients

  • 200g desiccated coconut
  • 85g caster sugar
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 200g bar white chocolate, roughly chopped
  • 85g glacé cherries, halved

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Method

Heat oven to 180C/160C fan/gas 4. Line a 20 x 30cm baking tray with baking parchment. In a large bowl, mix the desiccated coconut, sugar, eggs, white chocolate and glacé cherries until combined. Cook for 20 mins until golden brown and set, then cool in the tin before slicing into bars.

Recipe from Good Food magazine, May 2011

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Annie B's picture

Made this again as so yummy. Did not have the full amount of glace cherries in the cupboard, so topped up with mixed peel left over from Christmas cake. A lovely addition to an easy recipe.

Annie B's picture

Tried this for the first time today as had visitors and wanted something quick and easy. Used white and milk chocolate and it is delicious. Will definitely be a favourite from now on. Highly recommended.

arty_mick's picture

turned out grand first time, second time we scooped it out the tray hot and served with a creamy vanilla ice cream and a dash of rum for adults and it was sublime truly gorgeous

vix1978's picture

On the recommendation of others I replaced the white chocolate for dark and they have gone down a storm. Really easy, delicious bake.

satans_lil_sister's picture

Very easy to make, and despite me not double checking, and cooking them at GM 5 instead of 4 (derp!), still tasty! More "brown" than "golden" though! Will try with dark chocolate next time, as other commenters have suggested.
I cut them, in the tin, whilst still hot, then simply broke them apart once cool. Worked well: neat edges and minimal crumbling.

georgiahil's picture
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Super quick and easy to make and tasted delicious. The only problem I had was cutting it into neat squares as it crumbled a bit...although I was maybe a bit hasty in not letting it cool completely from the oven first.

gooseberrycrumble's picture
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This could not have been any easier and looked great when taken out of the oven. Smelled delicious, too!

sadieloumc's picture
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Yummy! I chucked in some dried cranberries too. Less sugar as someone else suggested and it was still sweet enough. Everyone enjoyed it, will have to make this a regular recipe.

kymmie's picture
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Really yummy and a winner with the kids. Added my own twist to it and added strawberry chocolate instead of white chocolate and sprinkled flaked Almonds on top.

mwessy's picture
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So easy to make - minimum effort for maximum taste!

angelapeacock's picture

Is this recipe Gluten Free

patsyrice's picture
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So easy and so delicious! My boyfriend is not a sweet tooth like me, but his little face lit up every time he was offered a slice...! :0) Will be making again.

Sissinghurst's picture

This was so quick and easy, and will also do for our two friends who are wheat and dairy intolerant. I didn't have quite enough coconut and made it up with ground almonds, which seemed to be O.K. as it turned out to be delicious. My husband is a bit fussy about what sweet things he eats, but loves this one. I've been running off copies to give to friends, as we always share our best recipes.

mandatk's picture
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So easy to make and absolutely scrummy!!! Now a favourite in our household.

999smiles's picture
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Gosh, This is fantastic in so many ways! really easy, really quick< minimum washing up. and really really yummy! this will be a regular in my house.

juderussell's picture

The handiest traybake recipe I have to date! So simple to make, and absolutely delicious to eat! Have made them on a number of occasions now and they have gone down a storm every time!

Will definitely try Sue's raspberries and dark chocolate suggestion next time!

amandacraw87's picture
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very easy and handy to make this try bake I personaly thought it was to sweet but my husband and mum loved it i mite try SUE's idea of frozen raspberries and dark chocolate! and a little less sugar :D but over all was a good recipe

eleanormayo's picture
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Have just whipped up a batch of this and it reminds me of my childhood! I think my tin was a tad large, so was rather flat, but would do again to be deeper.

roleyyum's picture
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So simple to make, made my first batch this morning. Reduced the sugar a little following some of the others advice. Have gone down a treat with my husband and kids.

heffyd's picture
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Really easy with great result. Excellent

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