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Easy Fudgy Coconut Brownies topped with a scrumptious Chocolate Ganache Frosting & Toasted Coconut!

A couple of months ago I posted the recipe to my Oreo Brownies & 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!

I found an easy to follow recipe from BBC Good Food here – and thought that would be the perfect place to start – with a few teeny tiny alterations you have these – SO YUMMY! These are super easy to bake as its all in one pan, and then baking in the oven and all done and delicious! Seriously though, the coconut flavour is a marriage made in heaven with Brownies – and I question why I haven’t baked these sooner.

I decorate my Coconut Brownies with 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!

This recipe makes 16 squares of delicious brownie!


– 100g cocoa powder
– 250g butter
– 500g caster sugar
– 4 free-range eggs, beaten
– 100g self-raising flour
– 150g desiccated coconut

– Melted Chocolate
– Chocolate Buttercream
– Toasted Coconut
– Icing Sugar


1) Preheat the oven to 180C/160Fan/350F/Gas 4 and line a 21cm square tin with parchment paper

2) Put the butter, sugar and cocoa powder in a pan and gently melt on a low heat, stiring occasionally to stop it from catching – leave to cool slightly once done

3) Once cooled slightly, stir in the eggs a little at a time followed by the coconut and the flour. Tip into the tin and bake in the oven for 45 minutes. If its browning too quickly, cover with a piece of foil to stop it from burning!

4) Once baked, leave to cool in the tin. Melt some extra Chocolate and then pour over the Brownie, or use my Chocolate Buttercream recipe and slather it over and cut into squares – sprinkle with some toasted coconut (I use a large dry frying pan and sprinkle the coconut in it cooking on a medium heat and stirring frequently until golden brown!) dust with icing sugar and serve!

Tips and Ideas

These delicious brownies will last at room temperature, covered, for 4-5 days if they last that long!

You can easily use less coconut, but I find that its the perfect amount because if you will love them, especially if you love coconut – and they went down well with my taste testers! (Even ones who don’t like coconut!)


P.s. I’ve got a lovely bunch of coconuts dododadooo

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  1. 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

  2. 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?

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. 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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  9. 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!

  10. 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!

  11. 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

  12. 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! 🙂

  13. 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 ??

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

    Reblogged this on The Ziggy Scribe.

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

    Yet another delicious recipe!

  16. 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!

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

    These look amazing!

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