One of my favorite things is coconut – and german choc cake is on the top of the list of yummy things that have it…… So why not make it into a brownie version that is a lot easier and tastes amazing at the same time.. This is one of those recipes that you want to keep on hand for those summer picnics….and well this may be a little wrong to say – but most children are turned away at coconut – with the exception of mine!!!! They have yet to turn away from anything I have made…..Enjoy!!!!
German Chocolate Brownies
1 pkg brownie mix (19 – 20 ounce size)
¼ cup (1/2 stick) butter, cut into smaller pieces
4 oz (half of an 8 oz pkg) cream cheese
½ cup packed brown sugar
1 cup flaked coconut
1 cup pecans, coarsely chopped
Oven to 350. Prepare brownie mix as directed on package for cake like brownies. Pour batter into greased 9×13 inch pan.
Place butter, and cream cheese in small saucepan and cook on medium heat until cream cheese is completely melted. Don’t worry if it looks a bit curdled, it will come together when you add in the remaining ingredients. Stir in the brown sugar and take the mixture off the heat. Add the coconut and pecans and mix well. Mixture will be thick. Drop spoonfuls of the mixture all over the top brownie batter.
Bake 30 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes clean. Cool before devouring.