Brownie Caramel Parfaits Recipe
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Brownie Caramel Parfaits Recipe

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Chris Schnittka of Charlosttesville, Virginia easily transforms brownies, ice cream and caramel topping into a tempting treat. "Layers of toasted coconut and nuts add nice crunch and make this dessert seem fancy," she remarks. "But it really couldn't be simpler to put together."
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Bake: 25 min. + cooling
MAKES:6 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Bake: 25 min. + cooling
MAKES: 6 servings


  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans
  • 1/2 cup sweetened shredded coconut
  • 1 package fudge brownie mix (8-inch square pan size)
  • 1 pint vanilla ice cream
  • 1 jar (12-1/4 ounces) caramel ice cream topping


  1. Place pecans and coconut in an ungreased baking pan. Bake at 350° for 10-12 minutes or until toasted, stirring frequently.
  2. Meanwhile, prepare brownie batter and bake according to package directions. Cool on a wire rack; cut into small squares.
  3. When ready to serve, in six parfait or dessert glasses, layer with brownies, ice cream, caramel topping and pecan mixture; repeat layers one or two times. Yield: 6 servings.
Originally published as Brownie Caramel Parfaits in Quick Cooking May/June 1998, p57

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Di Cook User ID: 5464007 60160
Reviewed Dec. 26, 2012

"These are soooo good!! Excellent idea for a very special treat! The kids can even help putting them together! Make them smaller as I am sure they are loaded with calories along with the to die for combo!"

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