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Sour Cherry and Coconut Brownies

Sour cherry and coconut brownies are a fun twist on my triple chocolate brownies. Moist and not too sweet, with crunchy macadamia nuts, they are a sweet little treat, perfect for winter.

The star ingredients of this recipe were gifted to me by Forest Whole Foods, and I had so much fun testing different combinations and ratios before these brownies came to life. I wanted them to be balanced, without any of the ingredients overpowering each other. This took some trial and error on my side.

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The toasted desiccated coconut on top adds an exotic twist which you don’t usually expect from brownies. It’s a welcome contrast to the rich moisture inside. I always say that one of the key ingredients when making brownies is using good quality chocolate and I honestly cannot recommend their organic natural cacao powder enough, its richness makes it great for baking and pairs well with the tang from the sour cherries. For this recipe I am using milk chocolate instead of my usual dark chocolate. This is because I feel that dark chocolate needs some extra sweetness to balance it’s bitterness. I wanted the flavours of the cherry and coconuts to shine through with every bite, so I didn’t add chocolate chips.

Uncooked brownies with shredded coconut topping
Coconut topping before cooking

To add some extra crunch I used organic macadamia nuts. When adding nuts to brownies I like to stay away from strong tasting nuts, like peanuts and pistachios. Macadamia nuts are a great addition when baking. Their mild taste and lovely crunch make for a lovely surprise and change in texture.

Sour cherries and coconut brownies

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Sour cherries and coconut brownies
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5 from 7 votes

Sour Cherry and Coconut Brownies

A festive twist on brownies with sour cherries and coconuts!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Baking, Brownies, coconut, sour cherry
Servings: 12 Brownies
Calories: 289kcal
Author: rominaslittlecorner


  • 141 g Unsalted Butter Melted
  • 207 g White Sugar
  • 2 Eggs
  • 1 tsp Vanilla Extract
  • 115 g Milk Chocolate Melted
  • 1/2 tsp Espresso Powder Optional
  • 100 g Plain Flour Sifted
  • 25 g Organic Cocoa Powder Sifted
  • 1 tsp Coconut Flakes
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 30 g Dried Sour Cherries
  • 25 g Macadamia Nuts Chopped
  • 2 tbsp Desiccated Coconut Flakes For the topping


  • Preheat Oven to 200degrees
  • Grease a 9x9inches square baking tin and set aside
  • In a large bowl whisk the melted butter and sugar until smooth
  • Add in the eggs and vanilla extract and whisk until all combined, for about a minute
  • Whisk in the melted chocolate and coffee
  • Using a wooden spoon stir in the flour, salt, cocoa powder and the tsp of desiccated coconut until all combined
  • Fold in the nuts and sour cherries
  • Pour into the greased baking tin and smooth it out
  • Sprinkle the left over desiccated coconut on top
  • Bake for 30-35 minutes
  • Let it cook for 20 minutes before cutting *
  • Enjoy with a scoop of ice cream or alongside your favourite winter drink.


*Brownies need to be left to cool down before cutting or they will fall apart


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18 thoughts on “Sour Cherry and Coconut Brownies

  1. 5 stars
    My neighbor has a sour cherry tree in her backyard I definitely need to try making your brownies using those cherries. I love to dehydrate my own fruit.

  2. 5 stars
    These sound so decadent and fantastic! I’ve never tried coconut in brownies but I love the combination of that and the cherries!

  3. 5 stars
    Cherry brownies are the best thing that can ever happen in the kitchen LOL Add a bit of coconut flavor to the mix, and the world will never be the same 🙂

  4. BROWNIES!! A good brownie is definitely moist and wait a crunch too from macadamia nuts! Yes 100% the one thing that makes or breaks a brownie is the quality of chocolate, I actually hadn’t thought of putting cherries in brownies before. I also love love love the crunchy look the shredded coconut gives the brownies while also being moist in the inside – like the best of both worlds!

    These sound like they taste amazing! Definitely going to have to make these soon!!!

    1. Thank you! Yes the quality of chocolate makes a massive difference! The coconut at the top might be my favourite part as I love the extra crunch it gives x

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