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German Chocolate Brownies

Fudgy, chocolate chunk brownies with a generous layer of coconut-pecan frosting!
Course Dessert - brownies
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 24 bars
Author Sarah @ The Gold Lining Girl

Ingredients

Brownies:

  • 1 box brownie mix with chocolate chunks
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/3 c. vegetable oil
  • 1/4 c. water
  • 1 tsp. coconut extract
  • 1/2 c. shredded coconut
  • 1/2 c. chopped pecans

Frosting:

  • 3/4 c. sugar
  • 6 tbsp. unsalted butter
  • 1 - 5 oz. can evaporated milk
  • 2 egg yolks room temperature
  • 1 1/3 c. shredded coconut
  • 1 c. chopped pecans

Instructions

For brownies:

  1. In a large bowl, combine brownie mix, egg, vegetable oil, water, and coconut extract.
  2. Stir until just smooth.
  3. Fold in coconut and pecans.
  4. Spread into a greased 9x13 pan.
  5. Bake at 350 for 20-24 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean.
  6. Cool on a wire rack while preparing the frosting.

For frosting:

  1. In a large saucepan over medium heat, whisk together sugar, butter, evaporated milk, and egg yolks.
  2. Cook, stirring consistently, until very bubbly and thickened, about 10-12 minutes.
  3. Stir in coconut and pecans.
  4. Cook for 2 more minutes.
  5. Remove from heat, and spread frosting evenly over the brownies.
  6. Cool completely. Slice and serve. Store brownies in the refrigerator.