Coconut fingers recipe

(33 ratings)

These coconut biscuits are so crumbly, sweet and so more-ish. The desiccated coconut gives it a crunchy texture. They are great as a snack, afternoon tea and for parties.

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  • healthy
Preparation Time20 mins
Cooking Time15 mins
Total Time35 mins
Cost RangeCheap
Nutrition Per PortionRDA
Calories65 Kcal3%
Fat3 g4%
Saturated Fat3 g15%

These coconut biscuits are so crumbly, crunchy and sweet. Great as a snack, afternoon tea and for parties. The recipe is updated from the original, taken from a June 1927 issue of Woman's Weekly


  • 2 medium egg whites
  • 45g (1½oz) caster sugar
  • 60g (2oz) desiccated coconut
  • 60g (2oz) ground rice



15cm (6in) square tin, lined with Bakewell paper


  1. Set the oven to 190°C/Gas Mark 5. Whisk the egg whites in a large bowl to a stiff froth. Fold in the sugar, then fold in the coconut and ground rice. Mix together lightly. (Add a little milk if the mixture seems very stiff.)
  2. Spread the mixture in the tin. Bake for 10-15 mins. Take out of the oven and cut into fingers while still warm.
Top Tip for making Coconut fingers

Crushed, roasted nuts can be sprinkled for added crunch.


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