Best Cherry Coconut Homemade Brownie – This homemade brownie recipe with creamy coconut swirls and fresh ripe cherries, is something to experience!

Best Cherry Coconut Homemade Brownie Recipe

Wanting What You Can’t Have

These brownies are so irresistible, I kind of feel like a bad person, showing you a picture of them when you can’t reach out and grab one… Sorry.

I understand though, because I have a friend who always talked about a chocolate cherry coconut candy that she gets every year from someone she knows that travels to Australia often. These candies sound absolutely delicious! 

I can’t stand it when I hear about something amazing like that, but don’t have the means to experience it for myself. Therefore, every time she mentions these illusive bars (at least Illusive in the US) I can’t stop thinking about them for days on end. 

Her Cherry Ripe candies got me thinking, and I got to work.

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Creating This Homemade Brownie Recipe

My Cherry Ripe envy then led to the creation of these magnificently decadent homemade brownies. So in a way, my manic obsession was a good thing.


Now I (or we) can have Australian Cherry Ripe inspired treats whenever we want, mate.

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How To Make These Brownies From Scratch

This wickedly wonderful Cherry Coconut Brownie Recipe starts with a dark chocolate base, speckled with chocolate morsels for good measure. This, to me, makes these the best brownies I have ever tasted.

Homemade Brownie with Fresh Cherries

Then a thick creamy coconut mixture is swirled over the top, followed by fresh pitted cherries.

As the brownies bake, the ripe juicy fresh cherries settle into the brownies releasing their juices into the batter. So that each bite is a fusion of dark, tart and creamy tropical flavors.

Cherry Coconut Brownie Recipe

Ingredients for This Best Brownie Recipe: 

  • butter
  • granulated sugar
  • all-purpose flour
  • unsweetened cocoa powder
  • eggs
  • instant coffee granules
  • salt
  • chocolate chips
  • fresh pitted cherries
  • cream cheese 
  • sweetened condensed milk
  • shredded coconut

Heavenly. Devilish. I can’t decide…

You’ll have to make this easy brownie recipe and decide for yourself.

My Best Homemade Cherry Coconut Brownie Recipe was a HUGE hit at our house, and makes a marvelous treat for Valentines Day or for spring and summer picnics.

Friends often say it is the best brownie recipe they have tasted! 

P.S. A fun way to spice things up a bit is to turn these into mini brownie bites! (Great for dessert to bring for parties, potlucks, or tailgates!) 

Get The Full (Printable) Recipe Below For How To Make The Best Easy Cherry Coconut Brownies.

Best Cherry Coconut Homemade Brownie Recipe

Frequently Asked Questions:

How long do brownies last?

They can last in your pantry for about three to four days, and up to one week when stored in the refrigerator. 

Can you freeze brownies?

It is safe to freeze the brownies for up to three months to be able to keep their fresh taste. Make sure that you wrap them well to avoid freezer burn. 

How to store brownies?

For best freezing experience with brownies, wrap each piece in plastic wrap and then place them in a plastic bag or airtight container. 

Can you make brownies without eggs?

If you want to make brownies without using eggs, some good substitutes would be bananas or applesauce. This will change the taste of the brownies slightly, but substitute ¼ cup banana or ¼ cup applesauce per each egg. 

How to tell if your brownies are done?

To check the interior of the brownies, all you have to do is grab a toothpick and poke it in the center of the pan. If it comes out without brownie batter on it, your brownies are overcooked. If the toothpick is covered in brownie, batter then the brownies are underbaked. You want the toothpick to have a few brownie crumbs on it, knowing that you baked them just perfectly. 

How to make brownies moist?

When making brownies, you do not need to use a good amount of flour. Too much flour makes the brownies dry. If you measured properly and still end up with dry brownies, then you might be overpacking your flour in the measuring cup. Remember to stir the flour in the bag, spoon it into the measuring cups, then level the top.

If you want to keep your brownies moist while storing them in a container, place an end piece of sandwich bread at the top of the container. The moisture from the bread will transfer to the brownies, help keep the brownies moist and fresh for a few days longer. 

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Best Coconut Cherry Homemade Brownie Recipe

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 15 minutes
This best homemade brownie recipe with creamy coconut swirls, and topped with fresh ripe cherries, is something to experience.
Servings: 25 brownies


For the Easy Brownie Recipe:

For the Coconut Swirl:


  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Butter (or spray) a 9- to 10-inch square baking dish and set aside.
  • Using an electric mixer, beat the butter and sugar together in a large bowl. Add the eggs, coffee granules, and salt. Scrape the bowl, then slowly beat in the flour and cocoa powder. Scrape the bowl again and mix in the chocolate chips with a spatula. Pour the batter into the prepared baking dish.
  • Using a clean bowl and beaters, beat the cream cheese until light and fluffy. Add in the sweetened condensed milk and beat until smooth. Then add in the egg and beat until smooth. Stir in the coconut until well combined.
  • Pour (or scoop) the coconut mixture over the brownie batter, distributing evenly. Use a spatula or butter knife to swirl the coconut mixture through out the batter. Then place the cherries on top in 5 even rows of five. Don't push them in, but let them sit right at the surface. .
  • Bake the brownies for 45-60 minutes, until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out mostly clean. Cool for at least 30 minutes before cutting.


A fun way to spice things up a bit is to turn these into mini brownie bites! (Great for dessert to bring for parties, potlucks, or tailgates!)


Serving: 1brownie, Calories: 245kcal, Carbohydrates: 32g, Protein: 4g, Fat: 13g, Saturated Fat: 8g, Cholesterol: 57mg, Sodium: 164mg, Potassium: 132mg, Fiber: 2g, Sugar: 25g, Vitamin A: 329IU, Vitamin C: 1mg, Calcium: 38mg, Iron: 1mg
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Author: Sommer Collier
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