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)

njswan's picture

One word - delicious!

raimonda0131's picture

I put almonds instead of coconut. Delicious.

jacquihancox's picture

love the sound of this recipe but don't like coconut - can i jsut leave it out without spoiling the recipe

cjsansom's picture

Relieved that it wasn't just me who thought that the whole mixture was meant to melt - like Vaiva (above) I nearly abandoned the mixture as after 20 minutes I was still waiting for the cocoa, butter and sugar to melt completely. I was convinced it was going to be a disaster but far from it. Delicious.

melaniesunflower's picture

lovely recipie!!!!! for next time thogh i'll have to cook for a little longer as it was a bit to soft in the middle. will definatly make again!

penny_baker's picture

This is a fantastic recipe - so easy, and unusual with the addition of the coconut, but really yummy. Loved by all the family, and didn't last long!!

pundit24's picture

This is an amazing recipe - everyone loves it. These brownies are so good warmed up with ice cream - really easy to make as well!!

nintendo59's picture

Really liked the brownies, great taste and texture. I Found they took a little longer to cook that stated though.

mssteel's picture

A very good and easy recipe for those who've got a sweet tooth.
The recipe turned out well (fudgy and sticky and chewy) despite using drinking chocolate powder instead of cocoa, 2 thin slabs of dark chocolate and 50grams more of dessicated coconut.
I'd make this recipe again as it's yummy :-)

cazzle73's picture

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

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

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

mrsshine2007's picture

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

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

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

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

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 :-)


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