Fudgy coconut brownies

Fudgy coconut brownies

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(176 ratings)

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)

susieone's picture

I made these according to the recipe and they were perfect. I'm sure this recipe will be repeated again and again!

claire934's picture

i have recently started to bake and used this recipe and it was brilliant well worth a good my family love it

brendakim's picture

fabulous brownies... really fudgy and the coconut not overpowering will definately be making these again

suzyk84's picture

Heaven. Enough said!!

lisajo29's picture

5 out of 5! This is the best brownie recipe ever. I was 100g short on golden caster sugar so added 100g Demerara sugar. It was absolutely amazing and I found the desiccated coconut gave it a lovely crunchiness to the texture. This is definitely the only brownie recipe I'll be using from now on.

miriamsinead's picture

Absolutely divine. Because I'd no golden caster sugar I put in 400g regular caster sugar and 100g muscavado. Very easy to make. Thx for such a great recipe.

lemontwist's picture

These turned out absolutely scrumptious! Although I did mess about with the recipe a bit. I made it dairy free by using 200g coconut oil instead of the butter and used about 120g less sugar as it seemed such a lot. Sugar doesn't seem to melt into oil like it does butter however, so I'd advise heating and blending instead. Messy but worth it!

kiinakris's picture

just great!

beaverkeema's picture

Kiinakris - if you use granulated sugar, whizz in a blender for a few seconds to make finer hey presto caster sugar :)

I have put sultanas in this batch, smell is divine - 45 minutes is taking tooooooo long.

rachelulu's picture

Delicious! Mine cooked perfectly in 45 minutes.

kiinakris's picture

I live in Estonia, and I cannot find here golden caster sugar. Can I use regular sugar?

welsh_caz's picture

Yum! Heaps of compliments! Will be making them again and again :)

karinannapfetzer's picture

We love these. They are so easy and quick. I usually add dried cherries to give it additional texture and flavour.

karinannapfetzer's picture

We love these. They are so easy and quick. I usually add dried cherries to give it additional texture and flavour.

traywatson's picture

Absolutely delicious - went down really well at work. Top was crispy, centre was gooey - just how they should be! Definitely making again. I too cut mine in 25 squares, just more to go around!

janetownley's picture

Excellent brownie, probably the best recipe that I have ever made.

traciewebb's picture

These took a lot longer to cook than stated - the middle wouldn't cook. I also found them way too sweet. I'll try them again with less sugar.

rhaverty's picture

This was easy to make but but apart from that I'm not that impressed and I won't make it again.

Even with my sweet tooth I found it too sweet and too rich. I cut it into 25 squares instead of 16 and still found even one piece too sickly.

I found it needed 5 mins more than the recipe suggested and it was still really gooey in the centre.

littletwig's picture

My grand children are brownie freaks. They loved these.

amarkwell's picture

made these for work and they went down really well. A colleague commented that they were the best brownies she'd ever had!


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