German Chocolate Brownies Recipe

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German Chocolate Brownies Recipe
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German Chocolate Brownies Recipe

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Even as a young girl, I was always going through recipe books in search of something new to make. That's how I came across these brownies, a favorite for our family reunions and other get-togethers. They capture the rich flavor of a favorite cake with a few easy steps. Broiling the sweet coconut topping makes it goey and good. —Karen Grimes, Stephens City, Virginia
MAKES:
16 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep: 20 min. Bake: 25 min. + cooling
MAKES:
16 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep: 20 min. Bake: 25 min. + cooling

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup butter or margarine
  • 1 package (4 ounces) German sweet chocolate, broken into squares
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • TOPPING:
  • 2 tablespoons butter or margarine, melted
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 cup flaked coconut
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans
  • 2 tablespoons corn syrup
  • 2 tablespoons milk

Directions

In a saucepan, melt butter and chocolate, stirring until smooth. Cool slightly. Add sugar and vanilla; mix. Beat in the eggs. Mix in flour, baking powder and salt. Pour into a greased 9-in. square baking pan. Bake at 350° for 18-22 minutes or a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. For topping, combine butter and brown sugar in a bowl. Add coconut, pecans, corn syrup and milk; mix well. Drop by teaspoonfuls onto warm brownies; spread evenly. Broil several inches from the heat for 2-4 minutes or until top is browned and bubbly. Yield: 16 brownies.
Originally published as German Chocolate Brownies in Country Woman January/February 1994, p34

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 247 calories, 15g fat (8g saturated fat), 45mg cholesterol, 129mg sodium, 29g carbohydrate (20g sugars, 1g fiber), 3g protein.

  • 1/2 cup butter or margarine
  • 1 package (4 ounces) German sweet chocolate, broken into squares
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • TOPPING:
  • 2 tablespoons butter or margarine, melted
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 cup flaked coconut
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans
  • 2 tablespoons corn syrup
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  1. In a saucepan, melt butter and chocolate, stirring until smooth. Cool slightly. Add sugar and vanilla; mix. Beat in the eggs. Mix in flour, baking powder and salt. Pour into a greased 9-in. square baking pan. Bake at 350° for 18-22 minutes or a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. For topping, combine butter and brown sugar in a bowl. Add coconut, pecans, corn syrup and milk; mix well. Drop by teaspoonfuls onto warm brownies; spread evenly. Broil several inches from the heat for 2-4 minutes or until top is browned and bubbly. Yield: 16 brownies.
Originally published as German Chocolate Brownies in Country Woman January/February 1994, p34

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meaganteal User ID: 814898 255336
Reviewed Oct. 12, 2016

"made these for work--they were a hit!!! was asked for the recipe by everyone."

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MOTCook User ID: 7688063 6732
Reviewed Jul. 20, 2014

"Yummy!"

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TLPA User ID: 1458601 12761
Reviewed Apr. 3, 2014

"These are so good! I agree with others that the brownie part is a little on the dry side (I cooked for only 15 mins exactly) but that's doesn't bother me much, they are more cakey than fudgey, but I might try just putting the topping on my usual brownie recipe next time though because I don't have to buy German chocolate for that either."

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Marie_G User ID: 6980169 23513
Reviewed Dec. 15, 2012

"Very quick and easy to make. The taste is awesome. Perfect as a gift during the holiday season."

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jordie89 User ID: 1323364 10044
Reviewed Jul. 6, 2010

"I agree, the flavor of these is wonderful but the brownie turned out pretty dry. I think next time I will underbake them before I add the topping, so when I put them back in to broil they won't overcook and dry out. I'm pretty sure thats what happened because it took much longer than 5 minutes on broil for my topping to cook right. Still the flavor was amazing, and I ate them with vanilla ice cream to counter-act the dryness of the brownie!"

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lisa53202 User ID: 1079567 24775
Reviewed Dec. 14, 2009

"These are good. My only complaint is that I would prefer the base to be a little more moist."

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