German Chocolate Brownies

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Be sure to have plenty of milk on hand for these rich delights.

HERE'S WHAT YOU NEED

Brownie

  • 8 ounces sweet baking chocolate, chopped
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 eggs

Heat oven to 350ºF.  Grease rectangular pan, 13x9x2 inches.  In a medium size, microwave safe bowl, melt chocolate and butter with medium low power in microwave for 1 minute, then 30 second intervels until chocolate is melted.  Remove from microwave and stir in remaining ingredients.

Spread batter in pan.  Bake 20 to 25 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.  Cool completely.  Frost with Coconut-Pecan Frosting.  Cut into 8 rows by 4 rows.  Yields 32 brownies.

Coconut-Pecan Frosting

  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1/3 cup evaporated milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 egg yolks
  • 1 cup flaked coconut
  • 2/3 cup chopped pecans

Cook sugar, butter, milk, vanilla and egg yolk in 1 1/2-quart saucepan over medium heat about 12 minutes, stirring frequently, until thickened.  Stir in coconut and pecans.  Refrigerate about 1 hour or until spreadable.