Sunday, June 3, 2012

German Chocolate Brownies

I love chocolate, and I love coconut, so any dessert that combines the two is extra special to me!  A while back I pinned this delicious recipe (from Confessions of a Cookbook Queen) and I knew they would quickly become a family favorite.  I've made them several times over the past few months... but each time we (ok, mostly I) eat them all before I have a chance to take any photos!  For Memorial Day weekend I needed to make some treats to bring to a family BBQ, and I knew these would be perfect!  They are easy to make, easy to transport, and oh so delicious!

German Chocolate Brownies

1/2 cup butter, melted
1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1 cup sugar
2 eggs
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1/2 cup flour
1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips

2 egg whites
1 cup sweetened flaked coconut
1/2 cup chopped pecans
1/4 cup brown sugar
2 Tablespoons milk
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/4 teaspoon salt

1.  Preheat oven to 350*F.  Line an 8"x8" (or 9"x9") square baking pan with parchment paper (or line with foil and spray foil with non-stick spray). 
2.  In a large bowl, stir together the melted butter, cocoa powder, sugar, eggs and vanilla.  Mix until well combined.  Add in the flour and stir until it's just incorporated.  Fold in chocolate chips.
3.  Pour brownie batter into the prepared pan, smoothing as needed with a spatula.
4.  In a medium bowl combine topping ingredients.  Stir until well combined.
5.  Spread topping over brownie batter, then bake brownies for 25-30 minutes, or until toothpick inserted in the center comes out almost clean. 
6.  Cool brownies on a wire cooling rack, remove from pan and cut as desired.

Yield- 16 small/medium brownies

Love coconut?  You're sure to love my Coconut Snoballs and Pina Colada Cupcakes
Not a coconut lover?  Try my Fudge Mint Brownies, they're always a big hit!

Happy Baking!


  1. I'm so glad you like these...they are always a hit with my husband!!

    Speaking of...maybe I need to make these for Father's Day!!

  2. Yum! These look soooo good! I must make them soon:-)

  3. YUMMO! Thanks for this recipe. I LOVE coconut too. Though seems to be one of those foods people love or hate. Will be using this recipe for sure.

  4. ~ Looks delish... Thanks for posting the recipe!

  5. Thanks for the recipe, I think I will be making these for Father's Day. My husband loves german chocolate cake, and these sound even better! :0)

  6. Lovely! They look yummy! The topping must be delish! Love coconut toppings!

  7. They look so good and you have them looking so pretty too! Have a wonderful week! Angie xo

  8. Mmmm, they look so nice and fudgy! Can't wait to meet you in November:)

  9. I have had those brownies bookmarked too! Glad to hear that you loved them :)

  10. Yum! I love chocolate and coconut together!

  11. OMG, this is a wonderful brownie recipe. Ok, maybe have to remove the coconut from topping because my husband doesn't like it, but I can add more pecans...!!

  12. No raising agent?
    Only plain flour?

  13. Mmmm! I love chocolate and they look so yummy!


  14. YUM! I love german chocolate cake and so I'm pretty sure I'll love these! I'll have to try them out this weekend! Love you!


  15. Oh wow! I've never heard of German chocolate brownies until now. Thank you for introducing me to them! They look delectable!

    Cindy at Rosehaven Cottage

  16. Looks absolutely delicious! I would so love to try some.

  17. oh I have to try this, my mom loves german chocolate cake, so this would be even better!

  18. Looks and sounds so delicious! Chocolate and coconut are the best combo ever!

  19. They sure are delicious... Brownies with milk are great.
    I need to try this some day.

  20. Just shared this on our FB page! (Come to think of it, those Fudge Mint Brownies you mentioned sound yum, too!)

  21. Made these but didn't turn out. Very sad.
    what did I do wrong? Was I suppose to
    whip the egg whites to a peak ? It doesn't say.

  22. Made these this weekend and they were a HUGE hit and so divine. I used cake flour in mine. I left the pan at my friends house but will head by today to recover the left behind ones :) thanks for the recipe, soooooo good!