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Brownie Caramel Parfaits

 Brownie Caramel Parfaits
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."
6 ServingsPrep: 25 min. Bake: 25 min. + cooling


  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans
  • 1/2 cup flaked 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


  • Place pecans and coconut in an ungreased baking pan. Bake at 350°
  • for 10-12 minutes or until toasted, stirring frequently.
  • Meanwhile, prepare brownie batter and bake according to package
  • directions. Cool on a wire rack; cut into small squares.
  • 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.