Fudgy coconut brownies

Fudgy coconut brownies

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(185 ratings)

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



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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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6th Apr, 2012
Absolutely divine. Because I'd no golden caster sugar I put in 400g regular caster sugar and 100g muscavado. Very easy to make. Thx for such a great recipe.
4th Apr, 2012
These turned out absolutely scrumptious! Although I did mess about with the recipe a bit. I made it dairy free by using 200g coconut oil instead of the butter and used about 120g less sugar as it seemed such a lot. Sugar doesn't seem to melt into oil like it does butter however, so I'd advise heating and blending instead. Messy but worth it!
29th Mar, 2012
just great!
13th Mar, 2012
Kiinakris - if you use granulated sugar, whizz in a blender for a few seconds to make finer hey presto caster sugar :) I have put sultanas in this batch, smell is divine - 45 minutes is taking tooooooo long.
10th Mar, 2012
Delicious! Mine cooked perfectly in 45 minutes.
10th Mar, 2012
I live in Estonia, and I cannot find here golden caster sugar. Can I use regular sugar?
9th Mar, 2012
Yum! Heaps of compliments! Will be making them again and again :)
7th Mar, 2012
We love these. They are so easy and quick. I usually add dried cherries to give it additional texture and flavour.
7th Mar, 2012
We love these. They are so easy and quick. I usually add dried cherries to give it additional texture and flavour.
5th Mar, 2012
Absolutely delicious - went down really well at work. Top was crispy, centre was gooey - just how they should be! Definitely making again. I too cut mine in 25 squares, just more to go around!


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