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Coconut roughs on a serving plate

3 Ingredient Coconut Rough

Homemade Coconut Rough are small crunchy cookies created with only 3 ingredients. This simple sweet treat will remind many of their childhoods! 
Course Dessert, Snack
Keyword coconut, dark chocolate
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Chill Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 25 minutes
Servings 30 cookies
Calories 127kcal
Author Samantha


  • 250 g block plain dark chocolate, broken into squares or roughly chopped
  • 60 g coconut oil, solid or melted
  • 3 ¼ cups desiccated coconut


  • Line a baking tray with parchment paper, set aside.
  • Prepare a double boiler by placing a heat-proof mixing bowl over a small/medium-sized pot of simmering water.
  • Add broken-up chocolate and coconut oil to the mixing bowl and gently melt over low heat until melted and smooth.
  • Pour in half of the desiccated coconut and mix until well combined. Add the remaining coconut and mix until completely coated in the chocolate.
  • Using a one tablespoon measuring spoon, scoop up the mixture and place it on the lined tray to create individual domed rounds. Repeat process.
  • Refrigerate for 30 minutes - 1 hour or until solid.
  • Serve and enjoy!


  • Slowly melt the chocolate and coconut oil together on low heat to avoid the chocolate burning.
  • Add the desiccated coconut in two batches to make it easier to mix through the chocolate. 
  • Use a tablespoon measuring spoon to easily scoop out and then tip out onto the tray, creating perfectly domed rounds.
  • Store in a sealed container, refrigerated, for 1 week - 10 days. 
  • Freeze in a freezer-friendly sealed container, with a layer of parchment paper between layers to avoid them sticking to each other. Or in zip-lock bags and freeze for up to 2 months.
  • Thaw from frozen in the refrigerator overnight or at room temperature for several hours.


Calories: 127kcal | Carbohydrates: 6g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 0.003g | Cholesterol: 0.3mg | Sodium: 5mg | Potassium: 110mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 3IU | Vitamin C: 0.1mg | Calcium: 8mg | Iron: 1mg