Coconut Rough Bites

These coconut rough bites are a great inclusion as a tasty treat in a well balanced lunchbox! They a slightly lower sugar version of a women's weekly staple and freeze well!

Age Recommendation - Due to the sugar included we're recommending these for school aged kids however of course using your own discretion you could offer these to your younger children.

Allergens: This recipe contains wheat and cows milk.

Of note this also include coconut which is not classed as an allergen here in Australia however it is in other countries.

Coconut Rough Bites



  • 1 tbsp cocoa powder
  • 150g Wholemeal Self-raising flour
  • 2 tbsp caster sugar
  • 1/3 cup desiccated coconut
  • 125g melted butter


  • 2 tbsp cocoa powder
  • 1 cup desiccated coconut
  • 3/4 cup icing sugar
  • 1/2 sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 tbsp butter
  • 1 tsp boiling water


  • Preheat the oven to 180 degrees
  • Melt butter in a microwave safe bowl.
  • Sift in remaining dry base ingredients and mix well.
  • Press into bases of mini muffin trays and press down with a spoon.
  • Bake in the oven for 12-15 minutes.
  • While the base is baking prepare the topping by placing all topping ingredients into a bowl and mixing well.
  • Remove base from oven and allow to cool slightly.
  • Pour topping evenly into mini muffin pans, place in a fridge overnight to cool and set.
  • Pop bites out of muffin pans and place in a container to freeze, pull out as needed to place in lunchboxes.


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