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Almond Coconut Brownies Recipe

Almond Coconut Brownies Recipe

I combined a couple of my favorite brownie recipes and came up with this. My family has always enjoyed brownies and this has become a special treat.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. + chilling Bake: 30 min. + cooling YIELD:48 servings

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup butter
  • 4 ounces unsweetened chocolate, chopped
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 3 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup chopped slivered almonds
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • FILLING:
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup 2% milk
  • 24 large marshmallows
  • 1 package (14 ounces) flaked coconut
  • TOPPING:
  • 1 cup (6 ounces) semisweet chocolate chips
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1/4 cup chopped slivered almonds, toasted

Directions

  • 1. In a microwave, melt butter and chocolate; stir until smooth. Cool slightly. Add sugar. Stir in the eggs, flour, almonds and vanilla (batter will be thick).
  • 2. Transfer to a greased 13-in. x 9-in. baking pan. Bake at 350° for 25-30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean (do not overbake). Cool on a wire rack.
  • 3. In a large saucepan, combine filling ingredients; bring to a boil. Pour over cooled brownies.
  • 4. In another saucepan, combine the chocolate chips, sugar, butter and milk; bring to a boil. Spoon over the filling. Sprinkle with almonds. Cover and refrigerate for 2 hours or until set. Store in the refrigerator. Yield: 4 dozen.

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 206 calories, 11g fat (7g saturated fat), 24mg cholesterol, 59mg sodium, 28g carbohydrate (23g sugars, 1g fiber), 2g protein

Reviews for Almond Coconut Brownies

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MY REVIEW
Reviewed Sep. 20, 2010

"I'm gonna have to go with DOUGANDLYSA and not Taste of Home on this one. I made them with the 3/4 c butter first, but (1.) the batter was not thick as the instructions said they would be and (2.) I baked them longer (about 8 minutes longer), because whenever I checked them they never looked set and it still bubbled. I finally took them out to see if they would just set up as they cooled and noticed it was the extra butter that was bubbling up. They finally did set up, but they were VERY greasy!

I made another batch of the brownie ingredients with just 1/2 c butter. The batter was thick as described in the recipe and they looked more like a brownie when their baking time was done. The consistency - especially after the topping - is a nice, dense, gooey-type brownie. They are super sweet - reminiscent of an Almond Joy."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Mar. 1, 2010

"After reading the comments here, we have retested the recipe and agree the recipe originally had too much butter. It has been revised to 3/4 cup of butter in the brownie batter. We apologize for any inconvenience.

Taste of Home Test Kitchen"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Feb. 16, 2010

"ANSWWER TO OTHER COMMENTS. SHOULD BE 1/2 CUP BUTTER. NOT 1 1/2 CUPS!"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Sep. 1, 2009

"I made them but I think it's too much butter or not enough flour, the brownie bar was way too soft."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Aug. 19, 2009

"I would really like to make these.  I am afraid to try them after the coments. Does anyone have the correct recipe?"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Aug. 19, 2009

"I would like to try this as it sounds great, however, after reading the first two comments I am wondering if the receipe has been changed any? I was thinking of cutting the receipe in half as we don't need that much for two.

Sparkie76"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Aug. 14, 2009

"I also made it, without seeing your comment first, and it also came out like mush. We need to rethink the butter measurement I think. Wasted alot of money because someone was careless typing!"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed May. 22, 2009

"made first layer, it came out like mush. Are measurements right? I can remake first layer over, and will save ingredients for middle and top if possible"

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