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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cazzle73's picture
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excellent recipe moist and chocolatey and very easy definatly using thsi recipe instead of my old one .

moss2009's picture

Made these today - they are delicious and gooey. Had to freeze most of it to stop me eating the whole thing ! Really lovely.

almost's picture
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Those brownies are wonderful! Very rich, flavourful and with a chewy crust. Very satisfied!

Though I do have to say that I nearly throw the butter/cocoa/sugar mixture away - from the recipe it seemed that the whole thing has to melt and combine nicely, but it didn't for me - some of it was very runny and some was fairly solid. I'm so pleased that I haven't thrown it away and decided to go along with the recipe!

sylvette's picture
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Loved making and eating this! Really nice texture and flavours. Perfect for an occasional treat

mrsshine2007's picture
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AMAZING!! So quick and easy and so tasty! The coconut tastes great in them. I can't stop eating them which is the only bad thing.......!!

roseleanor's picture
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I don't usually keep a stock of chocolate in my cupboards, so I was pleased to find a recipe for brownies that I could make on impulse rather than having to shop for ingredients. I didn't have any coconut though, so I left it out, which didn't detract at all from the result. The texture was perfect even without the coconut. I added some white chocolate chips that I had in the cupboard. Will definitely make these again.

csteel1's picture
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Not a big coconut fan but thankfully it seemed to add texture more than flavour. As a lot of people have mentioned, seemed to be chewy at edges and undercooked/gooey in middle but assume is meant to be like that and think will go down a treat with ice-cream. I cooked mine in an Aga and despite checking frequently to prevent burning, the top went black in the space of 5 mins after around half an hour, so would cover next time I make - but there will be a next time!

leilam's picture

We really don't like coconut any suggestions for an alternative?

skippybartlett's picture

Loved these, although...

1) the family doesn't like coconut so I added some zest and juice of an orrange
2) next time I might use slightly less sugar as they were a little sweet.

georgeb74's picture
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Amazing! So easy and much cheaper to make as you don't need actual chocolate bars in it - but you honestly wouldn't know the difference! I used Green & Blacks cocoa which prob helped, but these are truly scrumptious!!

judowidow's picture
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So Easy to make them , and to convert to dairy free for my 2yr old daughter is always a plus :-), great to see her with a choclolate crumbed face :-)

greenlung's picture
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sooooo delicious, these are just fantastic the coconut gives a lovely chew. thank youuuuuuuuu

corinneharvey's picture
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lovely and chocolatey,great store cupboard brownies,didnt have any coconut so substituted with ground almonds and still turned out delicious ,my boys ate them in one sitting!

corinneharvey's picture
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lovely and chocolatey,great store cupboard brownies,didnt have any coconut so substituted with ground almonds and still turned out delicious ,my boys ate them in one sitting!

paganini's picture
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I doubled the quantities as I had a crowd to feed. I balked at using 1kg of sugar so reduced it to 600g and they were just the right sweetness. I didn't reduce the amount of coconut though and found that it was very obvious they had coconut in them, it provided taste and texture. Even with doubled quantites I found the 45mins just too long, so maybe my larger tin was shallower. Went down a treat, out-eating all the other cakes I made :)

sampughe's picture

Absolutely delicious! they didnt last long at all... Cant wait to make another batch soon!

tinydancer's picture
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I was so pleased with this recipe. Easy to make (I did the cocoa, butter and sugar in the microwave which worked well), cheap store cupboard ingredients, and it tastes great. Crispy and chewy on top, sticky and fudgy in the middle. Perfect brownie! The coconut gives it a great texture and taste, and best of all its easy to make dairy free, and still tastes wonderful made with dairy free spread instead of butter. BRAVO!

sueqing's picture

Sorry but how do you convert the 100g of cocoa to cocoa powder? THx.

jelliedeel's picture
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Didn't like these at all, thought the coconut made them far too chewy.

lilyandpops's picture
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Lovely!! I've made these 4 times now, they take about an hour in my oven for some reason but always turn out scrummy

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