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 eggs, 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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21st Dec, 2012
Delicious Brownies and very economical! Glad to have found a great brownie recipe that does not need chocolate, which can push up the costs. Chocolaty and the coconut adds great texture. Cooking time was 45 minutes exactly, although I did cover with baking parchment after 30 minutes. Highly recommended.
15th Dec, 2012
Sensational brownies enjoyed with coffee during a "Christmas Symposium". Lots of favourable comments "exactly what real brownies should be like"!! A little trick you might want to try... I cooked these for 45 minutes, turned the oven off and left the tin in overnight. Next morning I had no problem cutting them into 16 pieces and they were definitely gooey and oh so delicious! Such a doodle to make.
2nd Dec, 2012
Easy and very very tasty. I used goats butter and they worked just as well. I'd give them another 5 mins in the oven next time because the middle was a little undercooked for my liking. Will definitely make these again.
11th Nov, 2012
I replace the coconut to vanilla suger. And try it with a tip of Marmite ( yes, really!! give it a chanche ) and rose peppercorns....
24th Oct, 2012
My new favourite brownie recipe! Really simple to make and sumptuously delicious! Only downside is they're far too easy to eat and not that easy to share!
21st Oct, 2012
Absolutely delicious and really easy to make. They were a real hit with my niece's 5 boys!! Bake them - you won't be disappointed.
13th Oct, 2012
The brownies are very moist but not that chocolatey. I've had better!
19th Sep, 2012
Brilliant! I get so many compliments for these. I also just use the liquid butter stuff so just mix and bake- so easy and yummy :)
12th Sep, 2012
Utterly amazing. I initially chose the recipe as it was cocoa powder rather than melted chocolate which would save me money. It didn't fail to impress on any level. THE BEST BROWNIES EVER!!
18th Aug, 2012
Best brownies I've ever made and so easy too :-)


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