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 (201)

dlockhart's picture

Sensational brownies enjoyed with coffee during a "Christmas Symposium". Lots of favourable comments "exactly what real brownies should be like"!!

A little trick you might want to try... I cooked these for 45 minutes, turned the oven off and left the tin in overnight. Next morning I had no problem cutting them into 16 pieces and they were definitely gooey and oh so delicious! Such a doodle to make.

beverleyc's picture

Easy and very very tasty. I used goats butter and they worked just as well. I'd give them another 5 mins in the oven next time because the middle was a little undercooked for my liking. Will definitely make these again.

lizvandeval's picture

I replace the coconut to vanilla suger. And try it with a tip of Marmite ( yes, really!! give it a chanche ) and rose peppercorns....

daisypants's picture

My new favourite brownie recipe! Really simple to make and sumptuously delicious! Only downside is they're far too easy to eat and not that easy to share!

missflops's picture

Absolutely delicious and really easy to make. They were a real hit with my niece's 5 boys!! Bake them - you won't be disappointed.

tamsal's picture

The brownies are very moist but not that chocolatey. I've had better!

chm's picture

Brilliant! I get so many compliments for these.
I also just use the liquid butter stuff so just mix and bake- so easy and yummy :)

lizzielolo's picture

Utterly amazing. I initially chose the recipe as it was cocoa powder rather than melted chocolate which would save me money. It didn't fail to impress on any level. THE BEST BROWNIES EVER!!

luvgrub's picture

Best brownies I've ever made and so easy too :-)

chill1's picture

Made this yesterday and absolutely delicious, crispy/chewy on the outside and chocolatey/squishy on the inside........YUMMY! I used about 50g less of sugar and added in a few dried cranberries and a handful of broken up pecans. Dusted with icing sugar.

hackcook's picture

Just followed this recipe using 'vegetable shortening' instead of butter as a friend is lacto intolerant and it tastes delish! Only needed 30 minutes - best brownie I have ever tasted - thanks

swetmanje's picture

This recipe was a nice change from a standard brownie recipe; the coconut flavour is delicious with the chocolate but unfortunately adds a slight grainy texture...didn't stop me eating five though! Really tasty, could perhaps benefit from some dark chocolate chunks.

tia_24's picture

These are delicious, I made them on Friday night for a party on Saturday and they all went! So moist but with a little crunch and the coconut is yummy! Seems to be a winner!

haniffg2's picture

I baked for the first time in my life and i tried this recipe, i really can't explain the taste of it, its neither too sweet nor cocoa-ish. I feel that its perfect and it will go extremely well with some lovely vanilla ice cream although i used real coconut and i love it :D i have to try this again, next time ill make my mom make it :)

catie911's picture

Absolutely the best brownie recipe ever. Lovely and moist, very chocolatey without being overwhelmingly sweet and the coconut adds an extra dimension. I often get asked when I'm making some more.

I usually leave it in for an extra 10 mins as I find it a little squidgy. Heavenly..

vintagemunchkin's picture

Went down very well in the staff room... :-)

nat181818's picture

Really easy to make with really great results. These were so tasty served warm with vanilla ice cream and the coconut was a great addition. I followed the tip of covering the brownies with baking parchment from 30mins onwards and this lead to a great even bake with a soft crust. Will be making these again!!!

mrsblobby's picture

So would it be better of with or without the coconut?

jmalanga1981's picture

Possibly the best brownies ever! Love the dessicated coconut texture. Amazing! Have made these several times over and taste fantastic with cream/ice cream when warm for a dessert.

franticfoodie's picture

ii love nigela


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