German Chocolate Brownies

I am pretty good at controlling myself when it comes to desserts- I can usually get away with just a bite or two and then tell myself no more.
Except when it comes to brownies.
My Mom’s Marshmallow Brownies are my absolute downfall. I could devour a whole pan in just one sitting.
German Chocolate brownies are also one of my guilty pleasures. My grandma has the best recipe for the gooey coconut frosting (which I could eat by itself with a spoon) and when you combine it with a  fudgy, chewy brownie, it’s nothing short of heaven.
I dare you to eat just one!

Serves: 15

German Chocolate Brownies

15 minPrep Time

33 minCook Time

48 minTotal Time

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  • 1 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2/3 cup cocoa powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • Frosting:
  • 1 cup evaporated milk
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 3 egg yolks, slightly beaten
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 3/4 cup shredded coconut
  • 1 1/4 cup chopped pecans
  • Drizzle:
  • 1 cup chocolate chips, melted (optional)


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray a 9x13" baking pan with nonstick cooking spray.
  2. In a bowl, add oil, sugar, and vanilla; mix well. Add eggs and mix again.
  3. Add flour, cocoa, baking powder, and salt to wet ingredients; incorporate thoroughly.
  4. Pour batter into pan and bake for 22-28 minutes (or until brownie starts to pull away from the sides of the pan).
  5. While brownies cool, prepare frosting. Mix evaporated milk, sugar, egg yolks, butter and vanilla together in a sauce pan.  Stir constantly over medium heat until it comes to a slow boil.  Cook, stirring constantly until it thickens - about 10 to 11 minutes (it must be cooked that long).  Remove saucepan from heat and stir in coconut and pecans. Let frosting cool before spreading on cooled brownies.
  6. Drizzle brownies with melted chocolate, if so desired.



111 cal


8 g


8 g


3 g
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11 Responses to “German Chocolate Brownies”

    • It should be ok in a container for a few hours. But for overnight maybe put them in the fridge. They will stay fresher longer that way too. You could let them get to room temperature before serving if you don't want them cold.
  1. OMG! I just made this and it is AMAZING!!! The brownie was so moist and chewy. I have experimented a lot of brownie recipes.....I have to put my thumbs up on this recipe. This is the best recipe I have tried and tasted! Great job ladies! Hope to try more of your recipes! Thanks!

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