Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Recipe: German Chocolate Brownies

Ok...I am a fan of German Chocolate Cake! I really love the chocolate with the coconut and nuts, yumm! But I am a big coconut fan! If you love German Chocolate anything you are going to absolutely ravish these brownies! Oh my word they are absolutely fantastic!!! You are welcome to make your own brownies, but really... the box mix is fine for me and so quick and easy. Also... do you see that crust on them, oh my word, it gives them a lovely nutty, chewy texture that is A-may-zing!

Do they look a little ooey and gooey? Well, yea... that is because they are! And by far THE best brownie I have ever ever eaten. oh my! Here is what you need:

German Chocolate Brownies

12 ounces of pecans
2/3 c dark brown sugar 
1/2 stick melted butter
2 tsp REAL vanilla
brownie mix (plus ingredients necessary for your boxed mix)
3 egg yolks
1c sugar
1/4 tsp salt
1 stick butter, softened
1c heavy whipping cream
1 1/2 tsp vanilla
1 1/2 c chopped pecans
2c sweetened, shredded coconut

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. 

For the crust, chop the 12oz of  pecans into very fine pieces, I used a food processor. Then mix with the dark brown sugar, 1/2 stick of melted butter and 2 tsp of vanilla. Spray the bottom of a 9 x 13 baking pan with butter flavored cooking spray. Pour in the pecan mixture and pat down forming the crust. Bake at 350 for approx 15 min, until a nice warm golden brown.

While the crust is baking, prepare the boxed brownie mix according to the directions on the package.

When the crust comes out of the oven, pour in the brownie mixture and cook according to the brownie package directions. 

While the brownies are cooking prepare the topping. In a bowl or mixer add the 3 egg yolks, 1c of sugar, and 1/4 tsp salt. Beat in the stick of softened butter until well combined. Slowly add the cup of  heavy cream, mixing well, then mix in the 1 1/2 tsp of vanilla.  Pour into a saucepan, cook over med/low heat for approx 15 minutes, stirring frequently. You need to come to 180 degrees or to a thick syrupy consistency. (I used a meat thermometer lol) Pour into a bowl and let come to room temperature. 

Once the topping and the brownies have cooled you spread (gently) the topping on to the brownies and then...wait for it .... wait for it .... EAT THEM!!!! Oh, right, and then you come thank me for sharing this ridiculously good and addictive dessert with you. Also... feel free to give them to your mother-in-law, your boss, the Desperate Housewife next door...anyone you want to impress because they will. Impress them, that is. I promise! Trust me here, people.

***edited to add:
ty Mindy for bringing up the fact that I forgot about the final pecans and coconut lol. You add them into the topping after it has cooled and then spread on top of the brownies, hehe .... ooops!

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  1. Looking over your recipe to make for a birthday. Sounds delicious!
    One question. Do you mix the last of the pecans and coconut into the syrupy stuff or just sprinkle on top?
    Thanks for sharing the recipe!

  2. Making these tonight!!!
    Chaotically following!! ;0

  3. YAY after seeing the pic on FB was hoping the recipe would follow! x

  4. Decadent! Yum, thanks for sharing :)

  5. oh good grief. i think i put on a kilo just looking at that picture. I already repinned this recipe from you, glad to see you liked it so much. Will definitely be trying this!

  6. Thanks for your comment on my blog! Those look delicious!!!

  7. Hey Taniya! Love your blog;the brownies look yum!;)


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