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Macaroon Brownies Recipe

Macaroon Brownies Recipe

My mother-in-law made these coconut-filled brownies for my bridal shower and wedding reception. After the first bite, I knew why my husband loves them!
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Bake: 40 min. + cooling YIELD:48 servings


  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup baking cocoa
  • 1/2 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts
  • 1 package (14 ounces) flaked coconut
  • 1 can (14 ounces) sweetened condensed milk
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 cup miniature marshmallows
  • 1 cup (6 ounces) semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract


  • 1. In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add eggs and vanilla; mix well. Combine the flour, cocoa and cream of tartar; gradually add to creamed mixture. Stir in nuts. Spread half into a greased 13-in. x 9-in. baking pan.
  • 2. For filling, combine the coconut, condensed milk and vanilla; carefully spread over batter in pan. Top with the remaining batter. Bake at 350° for 40-45 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool on a wire rack.
  • 3. For frosting, combine the sugar, milk and butter in a saucepan; cook and stir until sugar is dissolved. Add the marshmallows and chocolate chips; cook and stir until melted. Remove from the heat; stir in vanilla. Cool until frosting reaches spreading consistency, about 25 minutes. Spread over the cooled brownies. Cut into bars. Yield: 4 dozen.

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 185 calories, 9g fat (5g saturated fat), 32mg cholesterol, 71mg sodium, 26g carbohydrate (20g sugars, 1g fiber), 3g protein .

Reviews for Macaroon Brownies

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Reviewed Nov. 24, 2015

"Very good."

Reviewed Apr. 6, 2013

"Mine came out too dry on the edges and I would've liked a stronger chocolate flavor (more cocoa, perhaps?)"

Reviewed Feb. 21, 2013

"I make brownies all the time but I do not like to eat them, I give them away. This recipe is probably my favorite brownie recipe yet. I would make these again and I will eat them."

Reviewed Aug. 18, 2012

"Very good but more of a sheet cake than a brownie in my opinion. Everyone who ate any of these raved about them. I added a dash of almond flavoring to the coconut along with the vanilla."

Reviewed May. 9, 2010

"Excellent but very rich! I thought 48 servings listed on the recipe seemed like awfully small pieces, but you won't want one any bigger than that!"

Reviewed Oct. 20, 2009

"These brownies are incredible! So rich and so yummy! You can't get enough"

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