My dad, who claimed not to like sweets, always got a German chocolate cake for his birthday, and demolished a big slab every time. These German Chocolate Brownies deliver the same terrific chocolate, coconut, caramel and pecan flavors with a fraction of the work.
Fudgy Brownies with Coconut Topping
We love dense, fudgy brownies at our house and I’ve made a zillion versions. But adding a nutty coconut topping was something new. And it was no ordinary topping, but one reminiscent of the sort of filling you’d find in a German chocolate cake. Sweet, and slightly caramelly from the brown sugar, these decadent coconut topped bars are one of my new favorite treats.
Sign of a Wonderful Dessert
I packed these babies up and took them to two luncheons. You see, Bill won’t touch anything with coconut and I cannot get enough of it. So these sort of tempting treats must be high tailed out of the house. I did eat one first, though, and declared them blog worthy. And even more than blog worthy, they were insanely delicious. So off they went. To the hospital on Thursday and to a holiday lunch with my girlfriends on Friday.
- ½ cup butter, cubed
- 4 ounces semi-sweet, coarsely chopped
- 2 eggs
- 1 cup sugar
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 1 cup flour
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- 2 tablespoons butter, melted
- ½ cup packed brown sugar
- 1 cup coconut
- ½ cup chopped pecans
- 2 tablespoons corn syrup
- 2 tablespoons heavy cream
- Preheat oven to 350°. Line a 9 x 9 inch baking pan with nonstick foil (or use regular foil and spray with nonstick cooking spray). Set aside.
- In a microwave, melt butter and chocolate; stir until smooth. Cool slightly. In a large bowl, whisk together eggs and sugar. Stir in vanilla and chocolate mixture. Add flour and salt and mix till combined.
- Pour into prepared baking pan. Bake 18-22 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into center of pan comes out clean.
- For topping, combine butter and brown sugar in a large bowl. Add coconut, pecans, corn syrup and milk. Mix till well combined. Drop spoonfuls over top of brownies then spread evenly over top.
- Broil about 6 inches from element, watching carefully, for about 3 minutes, till lightly browned and bubbly.
- Read more: http://www.tasteofhome.com/recipes/german-chocolate-brownies#ixzz3MSuv4DHH
I’m offering a series of Skinny Tips. How I keep slim is one of my most frequent inquiries. I’m featuring some of my past tips to help you start 2015 on a healthy note. Click on the #SkinnyTip tag at the end of this post to see all my previous tips.
Tip #57: Do not skip meals. This practice tends to amp up the appetite and, therefore, you may eat more food in the long run.