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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5th Jun, 2012
Went down very well in the staff room... :-)
28th May, 2012
Really easy to make with really great results. These were so tasty served warm with vanilla ice cream and the coconut was a great addition. I followed the tip of covering the brownies with baking parchment from 30mins onwards and this lead to a great even bake with a soft crust. Will be making these again!!!
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26th May, 2012
So would it be better of with or without the coconut?
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13th May, 2012
Possibly the best brownies ever! Love the dessicated coconut texture. Amazing! Have made these several times over and taste fantastic with cream/ice cream when warm for a dessert.
9th May, 2012
ii love nigela
8th May, 2012
I made these according to the recipe and they were perfect. I'm sure this recipe will be repeated again and again!
4th May, 2012
i have recently started to bake and used this recipe and it was brilliant well worth a good my family love it
19th Apr, 2012
fabulous brownies... really fudgy and the coconut not overpowering will definately be making these again
16th Apr, 2012
Heaven. Enough said!!
9th Apr, 2012
5 out of 5! This is the best brownie recipe ever. I was 100g short on golden caster sugar so added 100g Demerara sugar. It was absolutely amazing and I found the desiccated coconut gave it a lovely crunchiness to the texture. This is definitely the only brownie recipe I'll be using from now on.


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