Dessert Recipes

Coconut-Pecan Brownies

Coconut-Pecan BrowniesThese moist, bakery-style brownies are made even better with a creamy cheese frosting featuring coconut…

Coconut-Pecan Brownies

Coconut-Pecan Brownies


1 cup butter, cubed 4 ounces bittersweet chocolate, chopped 4 large eggs 2-1/2 cups sugar 2 teaspoons vanilla extract 2 cups all-purpose flour 1/2 teaspoon salt 2 cups chopped pecans FROSTING: 3/4 cup white baking chips 6 ounces cream cheese, softened 1/2 cup butter, softened 1-1/2 cups confectioners’ sugar 3 tablespoons brown sugar 3/4 teaspoon vanilla extract 1/8 teaspoon salt 3/4 cup sweetened shredded coconut 3/4 cup chopped pecans


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

Cool slightly.

In a large bowl, beat the eggs, sugar and vanilla.

Stir in chocolate mixture.

Combine flour and salt; gradually add to chocolate mixture.

Fold in pecans.

Transfer to a greased 13×9-in.

baking pan.

Bake at 350° for 35-40 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.

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Cool on a wire rack.

For frosting, in a microwave, melt baking chips; stir until smooth.

Cool slightly.

In a large bowl, beat cream cheese and butter until fluffy.

Add the melted chips, sugars, vanilla and salt; beat until smooth.

Stir in coconut and pecans.

Spread over brownies.

Store in the refrigerator.

Nutrition Facts 1 each:

  • 453 calories, 29g fat (13g saturated fat), 74mg cholesterol, 188mg sodium, 47g carbohydrate (36g sugars, 2g fiber), 5g protein.

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