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German Chocolate Brownies

German Chocolate Brownies

5 from 1 vote
Kierste Wade | Old Salt Farm
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes
Chill Time: 2 hours
Servings: 12
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Rich and decadent, these simple German Chocolate Brownies have a toasted coconut pecan frosting that will knock your socks off!

Ingredients
 

  • 9x13 pan of brownies
  • 1 1/2 cups pecans, chopped
  • 4 large egg yolks
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups sweetened coconut flakes

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Line a 9x13 baking dish with foil or parchment paper, letting the edges hang over the edges--then spray with cooking spray.
  • Spread the nuts on a rimmed cookie sheet, or in a pie plate. Toast in the oven until very lightly browned, about 5-8 minutes. Set aside to cool.
  • In a medium saucepan, whisk together the egg yolks, salt, and sugar over medium-low heat. Once they're combined, whisk In the butter until melted, then gradually whisk In the heavy cream and vanilla.
  • Cook over low-medium heat, stirring constantly, until it starts boiling, begins to thicken, and gets to 180 degrees on a thermometer. (About 5-6 minutes for me.) Once It does, remove from heat and stir in the toasted pecans and coconut.
  • Spread the topping evenly over the cooled brownies. Cover with foil and chill for one to two hours…OR…cut them right away and eat them warm! (Which we do…we can never wait!) Cut into bars for serving. If you're eating them warm, try serving them with vanilla ice cream. Trust me, it's crazy good, and worth every single calorie!

Notes

  • My favorite brownies recipe to use is HERE.
  • My favorite brownie mixes to use are Pillsbury and Ghirardelli.
  • The frosting recipe covers a 9×13 pan of brownies. If you’re making an 8×8 or 9×9, you can halve the recipe, or even do 3/4 of the recipe if you like extra frosting like I do!

Recipe Equipment

9x13 baking pan
Mixing bowl
Wooden Spoons
Nutrition Facts
German Chocolate Brownies
Amount per Serving
Calories
223
% Daily Value*
Fat
 
13
g
20
%
Saturated Fat
 
9
g
56
%
Polyunsaturated Fat
 
1
g
Monounsaturated Fat
 
3
g
Cholesterol
 
90
mg
30
%
Sodium
 
110
mg
5
%
Potassium
 
87
mg
2
%
Carbohydrates
 
25
g
8
%
Fiber
 
1
g
4
%
Sugar
 
22
g
24
%
Protein
 
2
g
4
%
Vitamin A
 
390
IU
8
%
Vitamin C
 
1
mg
1
%
Calcium
 
33
mg
3
%
Iron
 
1
mg
6
%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Course :Desserts
Cuisine :American, Brownies, Dessert
Keyword :Brownies, chocolate recipes, easy brownies, easy desserts
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