These German Chocolate Brownies are a fudgy brownie topped with a to-die-for coconut pecan frosting!
Can you believe I used to hate coconut? I look back on my coconut-free years and think about what I was missing.
I mean, what was I thinking?
You know what else I avoided like the plague because I *thought* I hated coconut? Coconut-Pecan Frosting, aka German Chocolate Frosting.
I mean really? I went 30 years of my life without knowing the wonderment of coconut pecan frosting? Or German Chocolate Cake?
Or, better yet, German Chocolate Brownies?
I have years to make up for people. Decades! So I better get started.
First of all, I didn’t know wether or not I should call these Coconut Pecan Frosted Brownies or German Chocolate Brownies. We can call them both.
The brownie is my favorite brownie recipe. It’s rich and fudgy and tastes better than a box (I promise!) but is almost just as easy to make. I can never get enough brownies - ever.
When I realized that one kind of frosting was lacking from my diet (this coconut pecan frosting) I decided to pair it with brownies. And that was a very, very good decision.
If you’ve never made coconut-pecan frosting, let me tell you about it. It’s a cooked frosting, and it has egg in it. (I know, weird right?) I was skeptical, since I’d never made it before, but I was wrong to be anything but sure about this frosting!
Besides egg yolks, the frosting has sugar, evaporated milk, and butter in it. Once boiled, these things form a thick and gooey sweet frosting. Then you stir in coconut and pecans and vanilla and magic happens. It’s like unicorns flew through the room with magical rainbow dust and sprinkled it over brownies.
Best. Frosting. Ever.
And now I want to put it on everything: cake, pie, cookies…
I have a lot of coconut loving time to make up for, after all!
This post is part of the 1-year anniversary of the #chocolateparty!
The monthly chocolate party is hosted by my friend Roxana over at Roxana’s Home Baking. This month marks the one year anniversary of the chocolate party (a post each month where bloggers create sinful chocolate desserts) and we’re celebrating with a giveaway and blog party!
Check out Roxana’s version of my brownies here!
To celebrate the one year anniversary, this months theme is “your family’s favorite chocolate dessert!” Bring your favorite chocolate dessert to Roxana’s home baking #chocolateparty and win amazing prizes from OXO, Calphalon, Keurig, Imperial Sugar, Honey Ridge Farms and Land O Lakes® Butter. (If you don’t have a blog, no problem! You can still link up and enter the giveaway.)
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