Brownies with Dates and Coconut

Brownies with Dates and Coconut

Square-shaped, dense, chewy cookies, made with chocolate, dates and coconut.

8 servings
Preparation 15 min
Cooking 30 min

Standing 1 h

420 calories per serving 
Cooking dish: 9X9 inch (23x23 cm)


120 g unsweetened (dark) chocolate, coarsely chopped    
1/2 cup butter, unsalted   120 g
1 1/4 cup sugar   260 g
1/2 tbsp vanilla extract   8 mL
2 eggs size large    
3/4 cup white flour (all purpose)   100 g
1/2 tbsp baking powder   4 g
1 pinch salt   0.1 g
1/2 cup grated coconut   40 g
11 pitted dates, coarsely chopped   1/2 cup
  parchment paper    
8 scoops vanilla ice cream [optional]   500 mL


  1. Preheat the oven to 175ºC/350ºF. Butter and line with parchment paper an ovenproof dish.
  2. Coarsely chop the chocolate. Melt the butter in the upper part of a bain-marie, then add the chopped chocolate, stirring as it melts. Remove from the heat and beat in the sugar, vanilla, and eggs.
  3. In a bowl, sift together the flour, baking powder, and salt. Use a wooden spoon to incorporate the dry mixture into the chocolate mixture. Coarsely chop the dates, then add them to the mixture. Stir in the grated coconut.
  4. Scoop the mixture into the prepared dish then bake about 20-25 min, or until the outside is cooked but the inside is still moist. Check with a toothpick or knife to see if it is cooked through. Let cool 1 hour before removing from the dish.
  5. Cut into 16 square pieces and serve with vanilla ice cream (optional).

Nutrition Facts Table

Nutrition Facts

per 1 serving (100g)


% DV*

* DV = Daily Value




21 g

32 %

Saturated 14 g
+ Trans 0.5 g

72 %


80 mg


65 mg

3 %


56 g

19 %


3 g

11 %


44 g


5 g

Vitamin A

10 %

Vitamin C

0 %


6 %


15 %

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Servings of Canada's Food Guide

1 serving of this recipe is equivalent to:

Vegetables and Fruit: ¼ serving
Grain Products: ¾ serving
Milk and Alternatives: 0 serving
Meat and Alternatives: ¼ serving

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Low :
Source of :
Calcium, Fibre, Iron, Manganese, Niacin, Pantothenic Acid, Phosphorus, Vitamin A, Vitamin B1, Vitamin B12, Vitamin B2, Vitamin D, Vitamin E
Good source of :
Folacin, Selenium

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This recipe is in the following categories: Chocolate | Desserts | Halal | Kosher | Low Sodium | Vegetarian | Bake | Easter | American

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