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

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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
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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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gerard1985's picture
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Very easy - essentially just mix in a bowl and off you go! Very delicious; however (and this was probably just me) but mine came out very crumbly, and not like the photo implies. I would suggest another egg.

idinnis's picture

Where have I gone wrong? I followed the recipe carefully and weighed the ingredients. However, the mix looked very dry, and after baking it remained dry and had not come together. Really only 2 eggs ?

KochinVeronica's picture
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The amount of chocolate is waayy waay too high. I have used 200 g dark chocolate (85% cocoa mass) and even so they turned out far too sweert, overpowering the coconut & cherry (fresh ones) aroma. Next time I will use maximum 100g, perhaps even less chocolate.

lady_wayfarer's picture
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Probably the easiest thing I've made! Super simple, really quick and delicious.

dwatson27's picture
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Made this for a treat for work colleagues as I'm tired of making flapjacks, brownies and rocky road. Went down very well! Will be making it again. Very easy recipe.

claireabella87's picture

So easy and so tasty. Always a big hit at home.

dalekdoctor's picture
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This is lovely and so easy. I was a bit worried with the mixing as it didn't look promising but it held together really well. Also made it using dried pineapple and white chocolate which was very good too.

talltone's picture
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Super-easy and delicious. Gluten-free, too!

Bar buzzard's picture

I meant freeze!

Bar buzzard's picture

Does anyone know if you can geeez this?

CarolSM's picture
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After having a really busy weekend, I suddenly remembered I had promised to bake something for a charity cake sale at work tomorrow, and these have totally saved the day!!! I have just made two trays of these lovelies - one using white chocolate, and one with dark. I also ran out of coconut, so ground up some walnuts to make up the measurements. They are delicious and I will certainly recommend them and make them again in the future. Such very simple, but lovely ingredients, and really took next to no time to make. I am sure they will sell well tomorrow!

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.

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