German Chocolate Brownies [Recipe]

Mm-hm.  Yup.  That happened.

…And the great news is, it can happen to YOU, too!

I won’t spend too much time telling you how much you want to eat these.  I’ll assume you already know that and get to the point – The recipe!!

Here’s how it’s done:

German Chocolate Brownies
Recipe by yours truly.  🙂 Makes 24 large brownies, or 48 sensibly sized ones.

Naomi’s Brownies

2 c. chocolate chips
1 c. butter
1 c. sugar
4 eggs
2 tsp. vanilla
1-1/2 c. all-purpose flour (sifted if lumpy)

(Scroll down for the topping recipe & step by step photos.)

First gather up all of your ingredients, and doodle on the eggs if you feel like it. Also, if you do feel like it, please make sure to upload them to my Facebook Page – I would love to see your artwork!

Melt the chocolate and butter together in a large glass mixing bowl; stir to combine (I did mine in the microwave, first for 1 minute – then stir – then for 30 seconds – and stir again.  That should do it.)

Beat in the sugar and eggs, then add the vanilla, and stir to combine.  Add the flour and mix until thoroughly combined.

Pour into a greased 9″x13″ pan and bake at 350 degrees F for 30-40 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean (or mostly clean – sticky crumbs on the toothpick are not a bad thing).  🙂

While the brownies are baking, make the topping. 

Coconut Topping

1 c. heavy whipping cream
1-1/4 c. sugar
1/2 c. butter
6 egg yolks
1 tsp. vanilla
1-3/4 c. unsweetened coconut
1 c. chopped pecans

Combine the cream, sugar, butter, and egg yolks in a small-medium saucepan and cook over medium-low heat, whisking consistently, until the butter is melted and mixture bubbles and thickens a little bit.  Cook for 2 minutes more, remove from heat, and stir in the vanilla, coconut, and pecans. 

Note:  This mixture burns easily!  Consistent stirring is very important.

Pour the mixture into a medium bowl and allow to cool for about 20-30 minutes.

When the brownies are done and the topping has cooled slightly, pour the topping over the brownies and spread evenly. 

Cool completely before cutting and serving.

When the brownies are cool, cut into 12 squares, and then cut each square in half diagonally.  If you want smaller brownies, cut another diagonal across the other direction (making an X cut through each square).

I recommend cutting the brownies smaller than I did in this tutorial – They are SUPER rich! 

Serve with a glass of cold milk or a cup of good coffee.  🙂


You did it!  Again, if you make these – Let me know how they turn out; since I created this recipe, I’d especially love to hear all about it.  🙂

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