Jefferson County Recipe of the Day: German Chocolate Brownies

A rich & delightful snack!

German Chocolate Brownies


1/2 cup butter, cubed
4 oz. German sweet chocolate, coarsely chopped
2 large eggs, lightly beaten
1/2 cup sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt

2 tablespoons butter, melted
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1 cup flaked coconut
1/2 cup chopped pecans
2 tablespoons corn syrup
2 tablespoons 2% milk


~Preheat oven to 350°.

~In a microwave, melt butter and chocolate; stir until smooth. Cool slightly.

~In a large bowl, beat eggs and sugar. Stir in vanilla and chocolate mixture. Combine flour, baking powder, and salt; gradually add to chocolate mixture.

~Pour into a greased 9-in. square baking pan. Bake 18 to 22 minutes (or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean). Do not overbake.

~For topping, combine butter and brown sugar in a large bowl. Add coconut, pecans, corn syrup, and milk; mix well. Drop by teaspoonfuls onto warm brownies; spread evenly.

~Broil six inches from heat two to four minutes (or until top is browned and bubbly).

~Cool on a wire rack. Cut into bars.

~Makes 16 brownies.

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