Recipe

Coconut chocolate crunchies

Sandwiched with silky chocolate ganache, these oaty cookies will be a hit with family and friends.

  • 15 mins cooking
  • Makes 40 Item
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Ingredients

Coconut chocolate crunchies
  • 125 gram (4 ounces) butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup (165g) firmly packed brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon golden syrup or treacle
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 cup (300g) self-raising flour
  • 1 cup (80g) desiccated coconut
  • 1/2 cup (45g) quick-cooking oats
Chocolate ganache
  • 185 gram (6 ounces) milk chocolate, chopped coarsely
  • 30 gram (1 ounce) butter

Method

Coconut chocolate crunchies
  • 1
    Preheat oven to 180°C/350°F. Grease oven trays; line with baking paper.
  • 2
    Beat butter, sugar and syrup in a small bowl with an electric mixer until combined. Beat in eggs, one at a time. Transfer to a medium bowl; stir in sifted flour, and coconut and oats.
  • 3
    Roll rounded teaspoons of mixture into balls; place 5cm (2-inches) apart on trays, flatten with the palm of your hand until 4cm (1½-inches) round. Using a flour-dusted fork, mark cookies. Bake 12 minutes or when a biscuit is gently pushed it moves without breaking. Cool on trays.
  • 4
    Meanwhile, make milk chocolate ganache. Stir chocolate and butter in a small heatproof bowl over a small saucepan of simmering water until smooth (don't let water touch base of bowl); cool ganache until spreadable.
  • 5
    Sandwich two biscuits with 2 teaspoons of ganache; refrigerate until firm, if required.

Notes

Plain biscuits will keep in an airtight container for up to 1 week. Sandwiched biscuits will keep, refrigerated, in an airtight container for up to 3 days. Be sure to use quick-cooking oats, which are rolled thinner than traditional rolled oats, or the texture of your biscuits will not be crunchy.

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