Fudgy coconut brownies

Fudgy coconut brownies

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(184 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



    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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4th Feb, 2012
Absolutely scrummy!
28th Jan, 2012
Absolutely wonderful!! Easy and will make it again and again!
18th Jan, 2012
Yum! I thought these would be quite sickly, but I was pleasantly surprised. Will definitely be making them again!
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14th Jan, 2012
Mmmmm just made these delicious squidgy choclatey brownies, will definately be making them again.
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14th Jan, 2012
oops, that should have been 5 stars!!!!
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14th Jan, 2012
Dark, dense, and rich. I reduced the recipe by half and added dreid cranberries to one half of that - perfect results. Baked for 45 minutes, with baking parchment on top for the last 15, as suggested. I took them out when the knife was still a bit wet, so that they had a slightly gooey inside when still warm. Fool-proof recipe if even I can get it to come out looking and tasting like brownies.
13th Jan, 2012
My favourite recipe for chocolate brownies!
13th Jan, 2012
To Bowdenei The box of dessicated coconut I use when backing doesn't say whether it has been sweetened or not, but I am almost 100% sure it will be the unsweetened coconut you need to use.
13th Jan, 2012
I would like to make these but not having lived in the UK for 16 years I am out of touch with some products. In the US the coconut is either sweetened or unsweetened. Is this made with sweetened or unsweetened coconut?
31st Dec, 2011
Following a different recipe from this website my previous attempt at brownies tasted good but didn't look that great. This recipe scores 5 stars on both counts. Looked fabulous and tasted delicious. Just finding my feet with baking and this was such a hit with workmates that it has done wonders for my 'baking confidence'. Onwards and upwards!


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