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German Chocolate Brownies

October 21, 2010

This is the quick solution to wanting German Chocolate Cake and only having the time to make a brownie recipe.  Use any of your favorite brownie selections and just add the topping.  I never had anything like this in Germany, but it was rich and loaded with sweet coconut, brown sugar and pecans.  I don’t know if it is the richness of all the ingredients together or just the great chocolate.  I loved wandering around different cities in Germany and even if I wasn’t hungry I always had to window-shop all the bakeries.  Most of the time I did go in for some immediate sweet fix, and also to bring some back to the hotel, in case there was a middle-of-the-night sweet craving attack.  It was a well-known fact with my friends in the airlines that I did not sleep if there wasn’t chocolate in my room, and it never failed to amaze me when I would check in at  hotels throughout Europe the Concierge would call me over and hand me a beautiful candy bar left by one of my friends who had left the hotel earlier that morning.  Friendship with chocolate rules.

German Chocolate Brownies


  • 1/2 C. Salted Butter
  • 4 oz. German Sweet Chocolate (broken into pieces)
  • 1/2 C. Granulated Sugar
  • 1 t. Vanilla Extract
  • 2 Large Eggs (lightly beaten)
  • 1 C. All-Purpose Flour
  • 1/2 t. Baking powder
  • 1/4 t. Salt
  • 1/2 C. Chocolate Bits (dark/Optional)


  1. Lightly grease bottom and sides of a 9 x 9 x 2  baking pan and set aside
  2. In a medium saucepan melt the butter and chocolate until smooth; remove from heat and cool slightly
  3. Mix in sugar and vanilla extract
  4. Beat in the eggs; then thoroughly mix in the flour baking powder and salt
  5. Add the chocolate bits (optional)
  6. Pour into the prepared pan
  7. Bake for 18-22 minutes (until a toothpick comes out clean when inserted in center)
  8. Remove and set aside

 Ingredients for Topping

  • 2 T. Salted Butter (melted)
  • 1/2 C. Packed Brown Sugar
  • 1 C. Flaked Coconut
  • 1/2 C. Pecans (chopped)
  • 2 T. Corn Syrup
  • 2 T. Milk

Preparation for Topping

  1. In a medium bowl combine the melted butter and brown sugar
  2. Add the coconut, pecans, corn syrup and milk and combine
  3. Drop the topping mixture with a tablespoon onto the warm brownie mixture and spread evenly
  4.  Broil for 2-4 minutes in the oven until top is browned and bubbly
  5. Cool completely before cutting

(Serves 12-16)

Adapted from

3 Comments leave one →
  1. pleaseexplain: ) permalink
    October 21, 2010 17:07

    It sounds delicious! Great Idea!


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