Try a unique version of a popular traditional chocolate treat with these homemade German Chocolate Brownies. They’re ooey, gooey, and loaded with the perfect combination of coconut, pecans, and chocolate!
If you’re looking for a fun and flavorful dessert to prepare, these German Chocolate Brownies are worth a try. Take the traditional treat to the next level, you’ll prepare this sweet, decadent treat with ingredients like sugar, evaporated milk, chopped pecans, and a German chocolate baking bar!
German Chocolate Brownies
If you’re anything like me, you absolutely love a decadent chocolate treat. In fact, brownies are one of my favorite treats to bake! But what if I told you that you can take your regular recipe for brownies and kick it up a notch with some truly flavorful ingredients? If you’re looking for a way to put a twist on this usual treat you like to bake as much as I do, try this recipe for German Chocolate Brownies. Not only do the brownies taste amazing, but they also have an incredible texture that pairs well with the coconut and pecan topping.
Why You’ll Love the German Brownies
There’s a lot to love about German Brownies. They’re soft, moist, and absolutely delicious! However, if you’re not sure if you should make them or not, these are a few good reasons to do so:
- Easy – Ditch that boxed brownie mix and go for something homemade. Trust me, these brownies taste better than any boxed kind you’ve ever made, and you’ll never go back to using the box after this!
- Unique – The chocolate taste of the brownies pairs incredibly with that coconut pecan topping, providing a unique yet enjoyable taste with every bite you take.
- Versatile – These brownies are SO good that you can truly bake them for any occasion, such as a sleepover, birthday party, or even a housewarming party. Expect everyone around you to devour these baked goodies.
German Chocolate Cake Brownies Ingredients
- German Chocolate Baking Bar – You can’t have the official German Brownies unless you’ve got this incredible baking bar!
- Granulated Sugar – Give your brownies a sweeter touch by adding granulated sugar to the batter.
- Salted Butter – Cut your salted butter into tablespoons before you use it.
- Flour – Be sure to sift through the flour before adding it to your mixing bowl and combining it with the other ingredients.
- Evaporated Milk – An important part of the topping for your brownies, evaporated milk has such a sweet and creamy taste.
- Toasted Coconut – Add toasted coconut flakes to your homemade topping for a naturally sweet flavor.
- Pecans – Chop those pecans into small pieces to provide an added crunch to your topping.
With simple ingredients like these, you’ll be ready to make the most delicious German Chocolate Brownies in no time!
Once you try this recipe theres no going back to plain ole brownies again!
Variations of the German Chocolate Brownies Recipe
Prepare different variations of these tasty brownies with some fun ideas, such as:
- Caramel – It goes with everything and adds the perfect touch to these sweet brownies loaded with coconut and pecans.
- Macadamia Nuts – Chop some macadamia nuts and toss them into the mixture with your coconut and pecans for extra crunch.
- White Chocolate – Add some white chocolate chip morsels into the brownie batter to enhance their taste even more.
- Peanut Butter – You can always add some peanut butter to your chocolate batter mix. It’s perfect for PB lovers!
German Brownies Tips
- Don’t stress if you’re having a hard time finding German baking chocolate. You can always use semi-sweet or unsweetened chocolate baking bars as an alternative, and your brownies will still taste amazing.
- While toasted coconut tastes great in the frosting added to these brownies, you can use traditional shredded coconut without toasting it.
- Add your pecans to a food processor to chop them into smaller pieces. You don’t want them to be too big when combining them with the coconut, evaporated milk, and other ingredients.
German Brownies FAQs
Where can I find toasted coconut?
Most grocery stores will set toasted coconut. If you can’t find it, you can toast it yourself in the oven for a few minutes.
Will the topping have a soft texture?
No, the topping will actually harden. However, it’ll remain gooey and easy to chew when you bite into it.
Do I need to store these in the fridge?
You can keep the brownies at room temperature for up to three days or put them in a container in the fridge, storing them for up to a week.
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German Chocolate Brownies
- 1 cup salted butter cut into tablespoons
- 4 ounce German chocolate baking bar
- 2 cups granulated sugar
- 4 large eggs
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 1/2 teaspoon fine sea salt
- 1 cup all-purpose flour sifted
For the topping:
- 1 cup granulated sugar
- 1 cup evaporated milk
- 1/2 cup salted butter cut into tablespoons
- 3 large egg yolks
- 1 & 1/2 cups toasted coconut
- 1 cup toasted chopped pecans
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- Melted chocolate melting wafers for garnish optional
- Preheat the oven to 350°F. Line a 9×13 baking dish with parchment paper and spray with cooking spray, set aside.
- Place the cut butter into a large pot or dutch oven, begin to melt the butter over medium-low heat.
- Break up the chocolate bar into squares and add them to the pot, stirring occasionally, melt the chocolate with the butter until smooth.
- Take off the heat and whisk in the sugar until smooth. Add the eggs one at a time and whisk them in fully before adding the next.
- Whisk in the vanilla and salt. Add the flour and stir it in until fully combined with no dry patches.
- Pour into the prepared baking dish. Bake for 35-38 minutes until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out mostly clean.
- Place on a wire rack to cool completely.
- Once the brownies are cool, make the topping. Place the sugar, evaporated milk, butter, and egg yolks into a medium-sized saucepot.
- Place over medium-low heat and stir together. Stir occasionally until the butter has melted.
- Bring the mixture to a simmer while still stirring occasionally so nothing sticks to the bottom. Once it hits a simmer and thickens slightly take it off the heat, about 12 minutes.
- Add the coconut, pecans, and vanilla. Stir it in to combine. Continue to stir until it becomes thickened and spreadable, about 5 minutes.
- Pour the frosting on top of the brownies and smooth it out. Let it cool completely.
- Cut into bars and drizzle with melted chocolate if using, serve immediately.