German Chocolate Brownies


Brownies: – 3/4 c. (1 1/2 sticks) butter, melted – 1 1/2 c. granulated sugar – 2 eggs – 1 1/2 tsp. vanilla extract – 1 c. cocoa powder – 3/4 c. all-purpose flour – 1/4 tsp. baking powder – 1/4 tsp. salt Coconut Pecan Frosting: – 2/3 c. evaporated milk – 2/3 c. brown sugar – 2 egg yolks – 1/3 c. butter – 1 1/3 c. sweetened flake coconut – 2/3 c. chopped pecans – 1/2 c. semi-sweet mini chocolate chips (optional)


Step 1

Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Lightly spray a 9x9" pan with non-stick baking spray. Set aside.

Step 2

In a microwave safe mixing bowl, melt the butter. To the melted butter, add the sugar, eggs and vanilla. Whisk together to mix well.

Step 3

In a separate bowl, whisk together the cocoa powder, flour, baking powder and salt. Gradually add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients, using a whisk to mix together. Batter will be very thick.

Step 4

Pour batter into prepared pan, and spread evenly. Bake for 33-35 minutes at 325 degrees. Remove brownies from oven and let cool to room temperature.

Step 5

While the brownies bake, make the coconut pecan frosting. In a medium sauce pan, whisk together the evaporated milk, brown sugar and egg yolks. Then, add the butter. Add saucepan to stovetop and heat over medium-low heat to melt the butter. Whisk or stir often to incorporate the butter as it melts. Once butter is completely melted, bring to a low simmer and cook for 8-10 minutes stirring often.

Step 6

Once cooked, remove from heat and stir in the coconut and pecans. Let frosting cool completely.

Step 7

Once brownies and frosting have cooled to room temperature, spread the frosting over the top of the brownies. Top with additional chopped pecans and mini chocolate chips, if desired.

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