Chocolate Coconut Brownies (Easy Microwave Fix)

"This recipe is another sweet treat from *Microwave Cooking* by Lorna Rhodes & is sadly the final recipe I’ll be entering from this nifty cookbook. The intro boasts that “These are so quick that you can make them within minutes of your children arriving home w/friends.” That promise & how good they looked in the pic made a believer out of me (Time does not include 10 minute standing time). *Enjoy* !"
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16 Brownies




  • Grease & line an 8-9 in square dish. Mix the flour, baking soda, sugar, coconut & cocoa powder in a lrg bowl.
  • Place the margarine in a bowl & microwave on HIGH for 1 minute. Beat into dry ingredients w/eggs + milk (till smooth) & pour into prepared dish.
  • Cook on HIGH for 8 minutes. Allow to stand for 5 minutes & turn out onto a wire rack to cool. Cut into squares to serve.

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  1. This worked for me but I did reduce cooking time by half after reading previous review - after all there is endless variation between microwaves - any way I had success and even frosted mine and the children swarmed in and ate the lot !!! Thanks Twis !!!
  2. We didn't rate any stars as we cooked for the time stated, and they burnt. We have an 800 watt microwave. The only thing we did different was to use regular shredded coconut instead of desicated. We tasted the part that wasn't burnt, and unfortunately it was flavorless and quite bland. Sorry, Twissis, something just wasn't right.


I am an American transplanted from Dallas to Iceland by marriage to a native Icelander & I retired to become his "Kitchen Queen". We love to entertain our family & friends, so I have an eclectic collection of recipes. I especially love simple, easy-fix, flexible & make-ahead recipes - BUT also like challenging myself on occasion. I enjoy baking & food photography. I am devoted to the "More is Always Better Principle" & apply it liberally to bacon, butter & garlic. I can have ingredient issues due to availability here in Iceland & my DH is medically diet-restricted from some ingredients as well. Either situation might require me to modify a recipe, but I will do my best to be true to your recipes & fair/honest in my reviews. Mary Pat (aka twissis)
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