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Easy fudgey coconut brownies topped with a scrumptious chocolate ganache frosting and toasted coconut!

A couple of months ago I posted the recipe to my oreo brownies and cheesecake brownies and I believe that they were a hit, especially by how many people baked them since then.

However, I decided to try something a little different as I had what felt like a tonne of desiccated coconut lying around which I had neglected to use.

I asked my families opinion and they all wanted something chocolatey so I thought that the perfect compromise would be a brownie packed full with the deliciously sweet taste of coconut running through it.


Brownies are by far one of my favourite things to bake and I am just in love with all of them. My Rolo Brownies, my biscoff brownies, or even my triple chocolate brownies are always just so delicious.. but if you are a coconut fan then you will simply adore these. 


When baking brownies, it is so so so important to stick to using the correct chocolate. I used dark chocolate, and I always will. You want the chocolate to be 70+% cocoa content for best results, and this is for the base brownie mix and the ganache. 

When it comes to chocolate that you fold through, you can use whatever chocolate chip you fancy – for these I used milk chocolate to make it slightly lighter. 


Following the success of my coconut chocolate rocks and my coconut chocolate chip blondies, it is obvious chocolate and coconut go together like two loving peas in a pod.

However with this recipe, the base is chocolate with delicious coconut mixed through so it is present in every mouthful, which for me, makes the coconut the star of the show.

I decided to fold through desiccated coconut into the brownie mix, and then top with the ganache and even more desiccated coconut on top. 


Brownies are deceptively easy – you need to follow the instructions to whip the eggs and sugar enough, and then carefully fold the ingredients together… and once thats done? Pour in the tin.

The tin is so important.. as its not always so simple to change to a different size. My brownies are perfect to bake in a 9″ square tin or a 7×11″ brownie tin – you’ll get the best results with these sizes. 

You want to bake the brownies until there is a slight wobble in the middle of the tin. I don’t mean the entire bake needs to wobble, but just a bit. 

Once you reach this stage, you want to bring the brownies out and let them cool in the tin. Then, you can top with the ganache. 


So for these brownies I decided to level them up slightly like I did with my baileys brownies and make a coconut ganache for a frosting. 

It’s so easy with just dark chocolate and coconut cream melted together until its silky smooth, and then spread over and topped with some extra desiccated coconut. 

Once the brownies are topped with the ganache, you can ‘set’ the brownies overnight for the perfect bake. 

Tips and Tricks

Just putting it out there – these brownies warmed as a scrumptious dessert with a little ice cream – YASSSSSS! You could even try using these brownies in my brownie swirl ice cream which, to be honest, is already making me salivate!

If you don’t fancy the ganache, you can use some melted chocolate, or a chocolate frosting, then sprinkled with toasted coconut! It might seem a little simple but its not too much and over powering, its perfect for them!


Coconut Brownies!

Easy fudgey coconut brownies topped with a scrumptious chocolate ganache frosting and toasted coconut!
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Category: Traybakes
Type: Brownies
Keyword: coconut
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Cooling and Decorating Time: 4 hours
Total Time: 4 hours 45 minutes
Servings: 16 brownies
Author: Jane's Patisserie



  • 200 g unsalted butter
  • 200 g dark chocolate (chopped)
  • 4 medium eggs
  • 275 g caster sugar
  • 100 g plain flour
  • 50 g cocoa powder
  • 75 g desiccated coconut


  • 200 g dark chocolate
  • 200 ml coconut cream
  • 25 g desiccated coconut



  • Preheat your oven to 180ºc/160ºfan and line a 9″ square baking tray with parchment paper.
  • Melt together the unsalted butter and dark chocolate in a heatproof bowl over a pan of boiling water, or in the microwave for short bursts until melted. 
  • Leave to the side to cool to room temperature.
  • Using an electric whisk/stand mixer, whisk together the eggs & caster sugar for a few minutes until the colour has turned pale, and doubled in volume.
  • Fold through the chocolate mix, then add the cocoa powder, plain flour and desiccated coconut and then fold together again – still being careful to not knock out the air!
  • Pour into your prepared tin and smooth over.
  • Bake in the oven for 25-30 minutes, until there is an ever so slight wobble in the middle.
  • Once baked, leave to cool in the tin completely.


  • Add the dark chocolate and coconut cream into a jug
  • Heat on a low heat in the microwave (or in a pan), and stir often until smooth.
  • Spread the ganache onto the brownies, sprinkle on some extra coconut and then set the brownies in the fridge overnight for best results.


  • These will last in an airtight container for 1 week, but I very much doubt they will last that long.
  • You can just slap on the frosting and then cut the squares, but I wanted mine to look neater as they were for a party!
  • I used this 9″ square masterclass tin
  • This recipe has been updated, the old recipe was:
    • 100g cocoa powder
    • 250g unsalted butter
    • 500g caster sugar
    • 4 medium eggs
    • 100g self raising flour
    • 150g desiccated coconut 

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  1. Sara on March 5, 2024 at 8:56 pm


    I want to make these in advance for a party, can they be frozen? X

  2. Nigel on February 29, 2024 at 2:34 pm

    Wow. Wow. Wow! 😍

    These brownies are to-die-fo. Some of the best I have ever baked.

    I made them exactly as stated here and they were divine. Lovely and fudgy, great texture, not cakey at all, and the ganache – oh, my days!

    My friends thought they were fantastic too. They didn’t last long. I’ll be baking these again next week.

    Thank you, Jane.

  3. Devon on August 28, 2023 at 5:39 am

    Can’t wait to try these! For the ganache, can you use milk chocolate instead of dark with the coconut cream! If so, would the quantities change? Same with white chocolate if you wanted to mix it up?!

    • Jane's Patisserie on September 26, 2023 at 8:48 am

      Hi! No the ratios change to 2:1 and 3:1 like a normal ganache x

  4. Sara on June 16, 2023 at 10:37 am

    can you use coconut milk instead of coconut cream? x

    • Jane's Patisserie on June 19, 2023 at 11:29 am

      Hiya! No sorry, it won’t work the same. x

  5. Taz on March 25, 2023 at 1:27 pm

    Hi Jane
    Would you recommend putting toasted coconut in the brownie mix? Also does the coconut flavour come through with just dedicated coconut?

    • Jane's Patisserie on March 30, 2023 at 12:59 pm

      Hiya! The recipe is delicious as it is, though feel free to try toasted coconut if you want! Hope this helps! x

  6. Mary Riccobene on July 1, 2022 at 11:06 pm

    I cannot find the area to change to ounces.
    Thank you and thank you for all the help you give everyone.

  7. Becky Mitchell on June 14, 2021 at 10:00 pm

    Hiya!! I love your recipes, they are always delish so I dont know why I am questioning but here we go….
    I made your cheesecake brownie recipes and they were lively, really nice gooey brownies with set chewy edges. This recipe differs a bit to that recipe. What’s the bake like on these coconut brownies? I do like a gooey brownie. Many thanks!!

    • Jane's Patisserie on June 17, 2021 at 1:10 pm

      Hey, how gooey a brownie is can depend on your oven – but I would say they are pretty good x

  8. Aasha on February 6, 2021 at 1:19 pm

    I’m planning to make these today but not sure how much chocolate I should use to melt and spread on top?

  9. Jessica on February 4, 2021 at 8:37 am

    Hi jane, I am going to make these tomorrow morning, cannot wait! However in the recipe you don’t specify which butter you use, I know most of your recipes you use the foiled unsalted butter, is that the same for this one? Please advise x

    • Jane's Patisserie on February 4, 2021 at 6:33 pm

      Ahh yes, this is a very old blog post! I always use unsalted in baking unless specified to be salted! x

  10. Lizzie on January 31, 2021 at 10:37 pm

    Hi Jane, do you use medium or large eggs for this recipe? Thank you, Lizzie

    • Jane's Patisserie on February 1, 2021 at 10:11 am

      Medium for these!

    • Lizzie on February 3, 2021 at 8:31 am

      Great thank you! Also could chocolate chips be added to these? If so what amount would you recommend, thank you x

    • Jane's Patisserie on February 4, 2021 at 6:38 pm

      Yes you definitely could! I would say about 200g! xx

  11. Shannon on January 7, 2021 at 11:13 am

    These sound delicious!
    I were just wondering if you left the cocoa powder out would you need to up any of the other ingredients? x

    • Jane's Patisserie on January 7, 2021 at 2:28 pm

      I’m afraid I have not tried these without as the cocoa powder is a key component x

  12. Dino on November 7, 2020 at 10:47 am

    Is there a way to make these with bounty’s? 😊

    • Jane's Patisserie on November 8, 2020 at 10:41 am

      I’m sure adding some bounty would be fine!! x

  13. Kath on August 8, 2020 at 1:59 pm

    Hi Jane

    Your page has honestly been a life saver over the last few months – all the recipes I’ve tried so far have been a massive hit with my family, particularly your brownies and blondies! I love coconut and chocolate so coconut brownies are definitely next on my list of treats to bake! As this recipe was posted in 2015, I was wondering if you still recommend this method or should I use something like your triple chocolate brownies recipe and just add 75g coconut to that? x

    • Jane's Patisserie on August 8, 2020 at 8:28 pm

      I have made myself these again relatively recently and still love the recipe – but you can for sure follow the other method if you wanted. And thank you so much – I’m so glad they’ve been enjoyed!! x

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  15. Jhuls @ The Not So Creative Cook on June 7, 2015 at 12:41 pm

    You keep seducing me with you amazing sweets. 😀 These look so decadent. 🙂

    • Jane's Patisserie on June 7, 2015 at 1:59 pm

      Hehe sorry about that 😉 and thank youuu! So yummy!

  16. JMCVL on June 3, 2015 at 8:18 pm

    These look incredible. Saw them on Instagram and had to come check out the recipe!

    • Jane's Patisserie on June 3, 2015 at 8:31 pm

      Thank you!! I hope they didn’t disappoint! 🙂

    • JMCVL on June 3, 2015 at 8:35 pm

      Absolutely not. Def want to try that recipe out. Looks so good.

    • Jane's Patisserie on June 3, 2015 at 8:36 pm

      Ohh haha yay!! I really really hope you like them!

  17. lisalou46 on June 3, 2015 at 4:12 pm

    There are days when I can handle gluten free but seeing these brownies…today is not one of them. They look fabulous! I shall make them for the kids and just dream I can eat them.

    • Jane's Patisserie on June 3, 2015 at 4:47 pm

      Awwh haha I am so sorry to have teased you so much! I’m sure they would still work just fine with gluten free flour? 🙂 I hope your kids like them though!! x

  18. Sophie Sjösten on June 3, 2015 at 6:32 am

    Oh my gosh, they look delicious! 🙂

    Mentioned you in my last post by the way, as I tried your recipe for the chocolate mousse puddings!

    • Jane's Patisserie on June 3, 2015 at 11:49 am

      Awh thank you! And I shall have a look! 🙂

  19. stephysweetbakes on June 2, 2015 at 4:35 pm

    Look delicious Jane

    • Jane's Patisserie on June 2, 2015 at 5:36 pm

      Thank you!! 🙂 x

    • stephysweetbakes on June 2, 2015 at 5:44 pm

      I’m in love with your blog!! AWESOME recipes and pics ??

    • Jane's Patisserie on June 2, 2015 at 5:46 pm

      Awwh haha that’s so cute thank you, I love all of your posts and blog too!! ?❤️

    • stephysweetbakes on June 2, 2015 at 5:47 pm

      Only the truth lol, God bless and thanks for always sharing ??

  20. scribedalais on June 2, 2015 at 1:48 pm

    Reblogged this on The Ziggy Scribe.

  21. pamsyarns on June 2, 2015 at 1:32 pm

    Yet another delicious recipe!

  22. herfindinghappy on June 2, 2015 at 12:55 pm

    Anything with toasted coconut is my weakness. These look unreal!

    • Jane's Patisserie on June 2, 2015 at 12:58 pm

      Awh hahah thank you! Toasted coconut is SO yummy!

  23. More Than A Dash Of Salt on June 2, 2015 at 11:53 am

    These look amazing!

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