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German Chocolate Brownies

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
  • Total Time
    Prep: 20 min. Bake: 25 min. + cooling
  • Makes
    16 brownies

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup butter, cubed
  • 4 ounces German sweet chocolate, coarsely chopped
  • 2 large eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • TOPPING:
  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 cup sweetened shredded coconut
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans
  • 2 tablespoons corn syrup
  • 2 tablespoons 2% milk

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 350°. In a microwave, melt butter and chocolate; stir until smooth. Cool slightly. In a large bowl, beat eggs and sugar. Stir in vanilla and chocolate mixture. Combine flour, baking powder and salt; gradually add to chocolate mixture.
  • Pour into a greased 9-in. square baking pan. Bake 18-22 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean (do not overbake).
  • For topping, combine butter and brown sugar in a large bowl. Add coconut, pecans, corn syrup and milk; mix well. Drop by teaspoonfuls onto warm brownies; spread evenly.
  • Broil 6 in. from heat 2-4 minutes or until top is browned and bubbly. Cool on a wire rack. Cut into bars.
Nutrition Facts
1 each: 247 calories, 15g fat (8g saturated fat), 45mg cholesterol, 129mg sodium, 29g carbohydrate (20g sugars, 1g fiber), 3g protein.

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