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



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  • 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)

greenlung's picture

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

corinneharvey's picture

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

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

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

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

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

lilyandpops's picture

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

lgeorge2006's picture

more , more , more . Everyone loved this . Very indulgent and not for the fat and calorie counters among us but boy does it taste good!!!!

beccabakes2's picture

this was easy and fun with my 2.5yr old. i made it in a 28 x 18cm tin and it was still a good size and height, though because the tin was not greased the edges weren't smooth where the lining paper buckled. tasted fab after 40mins, chewy edges and squidgy/fudgy middle. got great reviews from my friends.

sarahlovatt's picture

These tasted absolutely gorgeous and the recipe made plenty! I didn't think there was much of a coconut taste but it did change the texture of the brownies. I will definately be making again soon.

damson's picture

Oh dear, what did I do wrong?
The flavour was quite nice but I found the texture really lumpy & it just didn't seem to cook enough in the time as it came out very runny. I'm not sure I shall be trying this one again, though it seems to have worked well for everyone else!

sarahpatience's picture

These were delicious. I had one problem...they didn't cook in the amount of time stated and I can see that nobody else had this problem (except one other baker!). Is it possible that I could have needed to put the gas up higher or maybe put the tin up higher in my fan oven. I don't normally have a problem with times stated, but this was really bad. I think they went in for an extra 40 mins...the middle just would not set. as I cut into it, it was running out.can anyone offer any advice as I would love to make them again!
after this time is was still gooey, so i wasn't waiting for it to set solid!!

imabadpixie's picture

I hate it when ppl post on here saying 'i made this recipe but added this and that etc etc' however i am going to do the same here I'm afraid.... didnt have enough cocoa powder (only had 10g) so increased the coconut by 50g and flour by 50g to try and make up... also added 100g plain chocolate in the melted mix for increased chocolate-ness. All worked really well although next time i wouldnt increase the coconut as the brownies are more coconutty than chocolatey. Nice and chewy and slightly crisp on the top... will use this recipe again i think! Im sure this recipe would be extra yummy if actually followed correctly!

noisysmurf's picture

Just make these with my 9 year old son - very easy and lots of fun to make together. My son smacked his chops together lots whilst he licked out the bowl afterwards! In the oven now...

mariec's picture

i didnt have any desiccated coconut so i just put in an extra 50 grams of flour which might of been a bit too much, i used plain flour instead of self raising so i was going to put in some baking powder instead ...in the end i forgot to put in the baking powder BUT they still turned out great, best brownies ever and are so simple to make as they dont have any chocolate. 45 mins of cooking was the perfect for this recipe as well! =D

amandathomas's picture

OMG HOW LUSH ARE THESE!!! gorgeous, sticky, squidgy, chocolate heaven xxx

njaned's picture

This recipe I have magnet'd to the fridge for weeks .. finally I got around to making the brownies .. they went down a treat! Did what they said on the 'tin' ... thank you!

cakecrazy's picture

Amazingly fudgy and yummy. Some of the brownies I have made have had an eggy smell which always bothered my Mom but these were wonderful they were gone in minutes.


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