Cherry, choc & coconut tray bake

Cherry, choc & coconut tray bake

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(43 ratings)

Prep: 10 mins Cook: 20 mins

Easy

Makes 16 slices
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Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal187
  • fat13g
  • saturates9g
  • carbs17g
  • sugars17g
  • fibre2g
  • protein3g
  • salt0.07g
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Ingredients

  • 200g desiccated coconut
  • 85g caster sugar
  • 2 eggs, beaten
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  • 200g bar white chocolate, roughly chopped
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  • 85g glacé cherries, halved

Method

  1. Heat oven to 180C/160C fan/gas 4. Line a 20 x 30cm baking tray with baking parchment. In a large bowl, mix the desiccated coconut, sugar, eggs, white chocolate and glacé cherries until combined. Cook for 20 mins until golden brown and set, then cool in the tin before slicing into bars.

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Mama Caoimhe
21st Apr, 2017
5.05
I have never in my 32yrs in life baked anything. I woke up last weekend and I felt like baking. I immediately went online to find easy foods to bake but most of the websites were rubbish and found BBC Good Food the easiest, clearest and straightforward to follow. I went to my beloved Tesco to get all the ingredients and followed the exact instructions. I was a bit nervous but excited at the same time but the end result was wow! I was very proud of myself and had to video everything as proof because my family won't believe me as they know am more of a cleaner than a cook. They were all very impressed and am going to get ingredients today for my second attempt at baking...muffins (I love and eat them often). I'm excited to see if I can do justice to my favourite snack, I'll update but pray for me :)
bagpuddycat
25th Nov, 2016
5.05
I used exactly the ingredients as given and they are perfect. Desiccated coconut can vary in dryness though and of course eggs can vary in size so it's not surprising some people have problems while others don't. If it helps anyone, I used Crazy Jack's organic coconut (no additives) from Ocado and 2 large free range eggs. No crumbling, hold together perfectly and taste great.
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harriet040394@g...
11th Aug, 2016
I just made this and it's so easy and delicious! I must say I found it crumbly after 2 eggs too so added in another half of an egg (after beating) and it's perfect!
Mary_Berry
22nd Jun, 2016
3.8
Such an easy recipe that you don't need to put a lot of effort into to get a lot out. Doubled ingredients and added an extra 2 eggs as I saw previous comments about it being crumbly. Came out a great texture and held together nicely. Took to a bake sale and not a drop was left.
kneelbeforezod
7th Mar, 2016
5.05
As per others' suggestions here, I used two eggs, and deleted the chocolate, adding a tablespoon of golden syrup instead to add sweetness and moisture. Perfect - and very moreish!
Frances Claire
4th Mar, 2016
5.05
Easy and Tasty! Instead of 200g of white chocolate, I used 180g of dark chocolate and slightly more sugar and it turned out great.
gerard1985
19th Aug, 2015
2.55
Very easy - essentially just mix in a bowl and off you go! Very delicious; however (and this was probably just me) but mine came out very crumbly, and not like the photo implies. I would suggest another egg.
idinnis
3rd Aug, 2015
Where have I gone wrong? I followed the recipe carefully and weighed the ingredients. However, the mix looked very dry, and after baking it remained dry and had not come together. Really only 2 eggs ?
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KochinVeronica
2nd Aug, 2015
2.55
The amount of chocolate is waayy waay too high. I have used 200 g dark chocolate (85% cocoa mass) and even so they turned out far too sweert, overpowering the coconut & cherry (fresh ones) aroma. Next time I will use maximum 100g, perhaps even less chocolate.
Mama Caoimhe
21st Apr, 2017
5.05
For a clueless baker as myself, I used the exact ingredients and mine turned out fine. All together and not crumbly, unless you didn't mix them well enough? Plus the two eggs I used weren't massive, just medium and was fine. Yes, it's a sweet Snack :)

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Arthington
29th Nov, 2013
Can you tell me if this recipe is gluten free?
kneelbeforezod
7th Mar, 2016
5.05
If you use gluten-free flour, yes!
Mama Caoimhe
21st Apr, 2017
5.05
...but no flour involved in the recipe
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harriet040394@g...
11th Aug, 2016
I used 2 and a half eggs instead of 2 and it's prefect!
jaffa_kate
29th Nov, 2015
I altered mine to: 100g good quality v dark choc 50g demerara sugar 3 eggs I also followed the other tip of cutting them in squares straight out of the oven. Came out perfectly - not too sweet. i know double of amount of white choc, and more sugar would have been too much for me. Delicious!
Hazo
21st Oct, 2013
Cut in to squares whilst still hot. This avoids the crumbling mentioned by others. Found this way much preferable and achieved nice even pieces.