If you’re like me, then you’re probably fairly infatuated with coconut. And brownies. Some favourite easy snacks of ours involve sliced banana covered in coconut, and mixed dried fruit blended with a dash of milk and coconut oil, then rolled and covered in coconut. Mmmm. So yummy.

BUT. If you want to actually make something that takes a few moments longer, requires a few more ingredients and is a WHOLE lot tastier and presentable then you should give these brownies from The Colourful Housewife a go. They’re great for party food, lunch box treats or holiday baking fun.

It’s probably important to note that you will be left with half a packet of choc bits that are not required ing the recipe. Be subtle. Be quick. Be sneaky. Hide these beautiful drops of chocolicious joy for your taste bud satisfaction when no one’s looking. Mwhahaha! You’re welcome.

Chocolate Coconut Rough Brownies



1 cup self raising flour
1 tbsp Cocoa
1/4 cup desiccated coconut
1/3 cup caster sugar
90 g butter, melted
30 g of coconut oil


1 tbsp Cocoa
3/4 cup Condensed Milk
100 g Dark Cooking Chocolate, melted
2 cups desiccated coconut


Preheat oven to 180°C. Line an 18cm x 28cm lamington tin with baking paper.
Combine Base ingredients and press into prepared tin.
Bake 15 minutes until golden.
Combine Cocoa, Condensed Milk, melted Cooking Chocolate, Choc Bits and remaining topping ingredients and spread over base.
Sprinkle with coconut
Cool then cut into slices.