Fudgy coconut brownies

Fudgy coconut brownies

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Prep: 10 mins Cook: 50 mins


Cuts into 16 squares
Dense and gooey, these storecupboard treats are made with cocoa rather than bars of chocolate

Nutrition and extra info

  • Freezable

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal358
  • fat21g
  • saturates13g
  • carbs43g
  • sugars35g
  • fibre2g
  • protein3g
  • salt0.39g
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  • 100g cocoa
  • 250g butter



    Butter is made when lactic-acid producing bacteria are added to cream and churned to make an…

  • 500g golden caster sugar
  • 4 egg, beaten



    The ultimate convenience food, eggs are powerhouses of nutrition, packed with protein and a…

  • 100g self-raising flour
  • 100g desiccated coconut
  • icing sugar, to dust (optional)


  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.

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Comments (202)

christeljones's picture

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

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

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

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

dkt1215's picture

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

cherub-rock25's picture

This went down a storm and was very easy to make. The coconut is a really prominent flavour and I didn't feel it was overpowered by the chocolate at all.

I did however find it far too sweet! I believe I was the only one who did but 500g sugar just seems a little too excessive!

RossieGarrett's picture

Yes, but there is sugar in chocolate and none in cocoa, I think that's why there is so much - mine is in the oven as I type, may have to eat my words (or brownies!) when I taste them!!

littlesarah's picture

I made these for my hubby last night my first time doing brownies and turned out amazing! yummy!

starmatthew's picture

This is a really nice recipe!, I've posted some picture on my blog...

Very gooey, definately 50mins is a perfect time for this, you must make sure you let it rest and firm up!!!


adzwoof's picture

Delicious! I didn't put coconut in but used peanut butter!!!

evilchaffinch's picture

These are fantastic. The coconut gives it something extra and adds some texture without being too strong (I'm not usually a fan of coconut). Everyone who has one raves about them and I haven't found any other brownies that are anywhere near as good as these. They are really simple to make too. This is what I usually bake when a friend is having a bad day.

suzannejones34's picture

Don't scratch the non-stick off your pan with the sugar like I did :(

barbabig's picture

I don't know what happened to my butter-cocoa-sugar mixture: turned-out all lumpy and grumpy... I was going to throw it away (and throw in the sponge...) but I decided to give it a try. Well: if that happens to you too, don't give up! Most lumps melted while cooking, but the few left gave these brownies some crunchiness which was not bad at all...

gemmacope's picture

So tasty and easy to make. Family love them!!!

superman8375's picture

i added 200 grams of coconut and they tasted superb

holliianne's picture

Have made this recipe around 4 times now and it always turned out lovely! So so simple to make and great for if you fancy baking or for an occasion. Everyone's getting one for their birthday now :)

lynetteab's picture

A great hit with family and friends. I added a couple of tablespoons of flour and sprinkled some more coconut on the firsthalf of dough. Then baked it at a 160* C (fan) for 45 minutes and it was perfectly gooey and delicious.!

antoinetje1959's picture

Really yummy, easy to make. A lot of sugar, will try a little less next time. Had to bake them 10 minutes longer. Great recipe!

melissab97's picture

This is an absolutely wonderful recipe! We personally prefer it without the coconut and instead add 75g of broken hazelnuts and 2 tablespoons of crunchy peanut butter!! I make this family favorite every week! :)


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