German Chocolate Brownies


German Chocolate Brownies: A Sweet Symphony of Chocolate and Coconut


 German Chocolate Brownies are a delectable twist on the classic brownie, offering a delightful combination of rich, gooey chocolate and sweet, coconut-pecan frosting. These brownies are a true celebration of flavors and textures, delivering a symphony of sweetness and nuttiness that’s impossible to resist. Whether you’re treating yourself to a sweet indulgence or sharing them with loved ones, German Chocolate Brownies are a mouthwatering treat that’s sure to satisfy your dessert cravings. Let’s dive into the recipe and discover how to create these irresistible brownies.


For the Brownies:

  • 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter
  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

For the Coconut-Pecan Frosting:

  • 1 cup evaporated milk
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 3 large egg yolks
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 cups shredded sweetened coconut
  • 1 cup chopped pecans


Preheat and Prepare:

  1. Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C). Grease and line a 9×13-inch baking pan with parchment paper, leaving an overhang on two sides for easy removal.

Make the Brownies: 2. In a saucepan over low heat, melt the unsalted butter.

  1. Remove the melted butter from the heat and stir in the granulated sugar until well combined.
  2. Beat in the eggs, one at a time, followed by the pure vanilla extract.
  3. In a separate bowl, whisk together the all-purpose flour, unsweetened cocoa powder, and salt.
  4. Gradually add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients, mixing until just combined. Do not overmix.
  5. Pour the brownie batter into the prepared baking pan and spread it evenly.
  6. Bake in the preheated oven for 25-30 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out with a few moist crumbs. Be careful not to overbake; you want the brownies to be fudgy.

Make the Coconut-Pecan Frosting: 9. In a saucepan over medium heat, combine the evaporated milk, granulated sugar, egg yolks, and unsalted butter.

  1. Cook and stir constantly until the mixture thickens and reaches a custard-like consistency, which should take about 10-12 minutes.
  2. Remove the saucepan from the heat and stir in the pure vanilla extract, shredded sweetened coconut, and chopped pecans.

Frost and Serve: 12. Immediately spread the warm coconut-pecan frosting evenly over the baked brownies.

  1. Let the brownies cool completely in the pan before cutting them into squares.
  2. Once cooled, remove the brownies from the pan using the parchment paper overhang.
  3. Serve and enjoy these decadent German Chocolate Brownies.

Cook’s Notes:


  • To achieve the best texture, ensure you don’t overbake the brownies. A slightly underbaked center is what gives them their fudgy quality.
  • You can toast the chopped pecans for added flavor and crunch. Simply place them in a dry skillet over medium heat, stirring frequently until they turn slightly golden and fragrant.
  • Store any leftover brownies in an airtight container at room temperature for a few days or in the refrigerator for longer freshness.

 German Chocolate Brownies are a sweet revelation that marries the best of both worlds: rich, chocolatey brownies and luscious, coconut-pecan frosting. With their gooey center and nutty sweetness, these brownies are a dessert dream come true. Whether you’re savoring them on a special occasion or as a delightful everyday treat, German Chocolate Brownies are a celebration of flavors and textures that will have you reaching for seconds. So, embrace the sweet symphony of chocolate and coconut, and let these brownies become a cherished part of your dessert repertoire.


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