Fudgy coconut brownies

Fudgy coconut brownies

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Cooking time

Prep: 10 mins Cook: 50 mins

Skill level

Easy

Servings

Cuts into 16 squares

Dense and gooey, these storecupboard treats are made with cocoa rather than bars of chocolate

Nutrition and extra info

Additional info

  • Freezable
Nutrition info

Nutrition per serving

kcalories
358
protein
3g
carbs
43g
fat
21g
saturates
13g
fibre
2g
sugar
35g
salt
0.39g

Ingredients

  • 100g cocoa
  • 250g butter
  • 500g golden caster sugar
  • 4 eggs, beaten
  • 100g self-raising flour
  • 100g desiccated coconut
  • icing sugar, to dust (optional)

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Method

  1. Heat oven to 180C/160C fan/gas 4. Line the base of a 21cm square tin with baking parchment. Put the cocoa, butter and sugar in your largest saucepan and gently melt, stirring so the mixture doesn’t catch. When the cocoa mixture is melted and combined, cool slightly, then stir in the eggs, little by little, followed by the flour and coconut.
  2. Tip into the tin and bake for 45 mins on a middle shelf – check after 30 mins and cover with another piece of baking parchment if the crust is browning too much. Cool in the tin, then carefully lift out and cut into squares.

Recipe from Good Food magazine, April 2010

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mummymoostone's picture
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Amazing! So simple & so yummy... Gone very quickly at work & will definately bake again.

morriliz's picture

Delicious! The coconut really makes these special, yum!

sarebearcarebear's picture

Think I'm missing something here. Only used 100g of sugar as thought 500g was a bit much. I've tried other brownie recipes and absolutely loved the redults (the peanut butter one and the 'best ever brownies' on here) I was a tad disappointed but my partner thinks they taste great. Will stick to the other recipes.

rebecca-Taylor's picture

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mrssippy's picture

these brownies are so easy to make and taste awesome took some in to work and my work mates loved them too

WillCookForFood's picture
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The only problem with this recipe and it's a major one. How do I manage not to eat all of this deliciousness and get really fat. 5728 calories per batch. Otherwise they're just yum. 5 stars.

mpm140709's picture

Made these today... So easy to make and absolutely delicious. My batch didn't require the full 45 minutes but that could be down to my oven- it can get hot really quickly. I also substituted the golden caster sugar for dark muscovado sugar. I will definitely make these again, and probably add different ingredients to the mixture.

deekay's picture

I've never made brownies before so can't compare with other recipes but these went down well with my chocolate cake indifferent husband and coconut hating son. I did add about 100g of halved glacé cherries, just because I thought they would work with the chocolate and coconut, I put them in the pan when I was doing the cocoa mix but when I try again I would probably add them at the end as though you got the cherry taste and texture you couldn't really see them.

lydiamary's picture

Delicious! 'Fudgy' describes them well - very chewy and gooey! I covered mine with foil after about 30mins, to prevent the edges/crust getting too dry. Made them for a party and got lots of good feedback!

lydiamary's picture

So nommy!!! Well done Sarah Cook! My husband is currently sitting beside me gobbling up offcuts from these gorgeous brownies.
In my oven they required slightly less time, more like 35-40 mins. I will DEFINITELY be making them again - they also work out cheaper than brownies with large quantities of chocolate in.....another bonus!

fairy5's picture

Wow these were amazing! I have NEVER been able to make brownies, always over cooking them but I've made these twice now and both times were wonderful! I switched out the golden caster for light muscovado and they were still really good. I also added a little extra coconut and they took longer to bake in my oven - about 55 mins. Highly recommended!

louiseacheson's picture

Oh my goodness, so delicious and so easy to make! I split my batter over two slightly smaller tins, and as I just had the remnants of a cocoa tin left! did half cocoa and half actual chocolate. My waistline won't thank me, but everyone else will!

bassymum's picture

Wonderful!
I didnt have enough coconut but put in what I had. Lovely

marinamaz's picture

I made these this morning and used half dark brown sugar and half white caster sugar as I didn't have golden caster sugar. I also added some coconut essence. They are a real hit with my chocolate / coconut - loving husband. They are very dense and yummy! I will definitely make them again. I wonder what they would be like if I used ground hazelnuts instead of coconut?

christeljones's picture
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Just made these - they're so lovely and moist! Really simple recipe too. I don't like coconut so I just added 2 tsp of vanilla instead and they taste as good as any store bought.
Cooked mine for 43 mins and though very gooey I think it's better than drying them out too much! I do have problems with the outer pieces cooking quicker than the middle and you have to find the right balance!
Thoroughly recommend this recipe though!

skidiva's picture
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Divine, so easy and by far the best brownie recipe ever the coconut gives a lovely chewy texture. They store very well staying moist and flavoursome for the best part of a week -- can't say beyond that as usually devoured within a few days! Highly recommended -- FIVE stars

erinkirby's picture
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These were the bees knees! I've never made brownies using cocoa instead of chocolate before so was dubious as to how they'd turn out but I needn't have worried, they were superb and my co-workers adored them and have made me promise to make them again. The coconut added a lovely twist and really added value to the recipe. For me, the cooking time of 45 minutes was perfect and I didn't need to add baking parchment to the top during cooking, but every oven is different I guess. You must try this recipe!

bailey434's picture

Favourite brownies recipe that I make. Everytime I make them I get comments about how great they are, and the recipe is SO easy!

bakinglove's picture
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Deliciously moist and chocolate-y. Made it for my family and they all loved it. Very easy to make too.

dkt1215's picture
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I make these so many times, iv also made them wheat gluten and dairy free for friends with allergys by using Coconut flour. Lovely!!

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