🍫 German Chocolate Brownies Recipe 🍫

German Chocolate Brownies combine rich, fudgy chocolate with a delicious coconut-pecan topping for a luxurious take on standard brownies. These brownies are an excellent dessert for any occasion and are ideal for satisfying your chocolate cravings. 🍫


For the Brownies:

  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter
  • 8 ounces semisweet chocolate, chopped
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar, packed
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

For the Coconut-Pecan Topping:

  • 1/2 cup evaporated milk
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar, packed
  • 3 large egg yolks
  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup sweetened shredded coconut
  • 1 cup chopped pecans


Making the Brownies:

  1. Preheat the Oven: Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C). Grease a 9×13-inch baking dish and line it with parchment paper, leaving an overhang on the sides for easy removal.
  2. Melt Butter and Chocolate: In a medium saucepan, melt the butter and chopped semisweet chocolate over low heat, stirring constantly until smooth. Remove from heat and let it cool slightly.
  3. Mix in Sugars and Eggs: Stir the granulated sugar and brown sugar into the melted chocolate mixture until well combined. Add the eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition. Stir in the vanilla extract.
  4. Combine Dry Ingredients: In a separate bowl, whisk together the flour, cocoa powder, and salt. Gradually add the dry ingredients to the chocolate mixture, stirring until just combined.
  5. Bake: Pour the brownie batter into the prepared baking dish and spread it evenly. Bake in the preheated oven for 25-30 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out with a few moist crumbs. Let the brownies cool completely in the pan on a wire rack.

Making the Coconut-Pecan Topping:

  1. Cook the Mixture: In a medium saucepan, combine the evaporated milk, granulated sugar, brown sugar, egg yolks, and butter. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until the mixture thickens and begins to bubble, about 10-12 minutes.
  2. Add Coconut and Pecans: Remove the saucepan from heat and stir in the vanilla extract, shredded coconut, and chopped pecans. Let the topping cool slightly.

Assembling the Brownies:

  1. Top the Brownies: Once the brownies are completely cooled, spread the coconut-pecan topping evenly over the top.
  2. Cut and Serve: Lift the brownies out of the pan using the parchment paper overhang. Cut into squares and serve.

Fudgy chocolate brownies and the traditional coconut-pecan topping of German chocolate cake come together in these rich and decadent German Chocolate Brownies. These brownies are sure to please chocolate fans and are ideal for any occasion. Savor the rich tastes of this wonderful delicacy! 🍫