German Chocolate Brownies

German Chocolate Brownies 250 Image by: German Chocolate Brownies 250 Author: Canadian Living

The nut-studded coconut ganache topping on these brownies was inspired by the icing on a traditional German chocolate cake.

  • Portion size 48 servings
  • Credits : Canadian Living: Holiday 2012

Ingredients

  • 8 oz bittersweet chocolate chopped
  • 2 oz unsweetened chocolate chopped
  • 1 cup butter
  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/3 cup sweetened shredded coconut
  • 1 cup chopped pecans
German Chocolate Icing:
  • 12 oz white chocolate chopped
  • 1/3 cup whipping cream (35%)
  • 1 cup sweetened shredded coconut toasted
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans toasted
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla

Method

In saucepan, melt bittersweet and unsweetened chocolates and butter over medium-low heat, stirring occasionally; let cool for 10 minutes.

Whisk in sugar and vanilla; whisk in eggs, 1 at a time. With wooden spoon, stir in flour and salt. Fold in coconut and pecans; scrape into parchment paper–lined 13- x 9-inch (3 L) baking dish; smooth top.

Bake in 350°F (180°C) oven until cake tester inserted in centre comes out with a few moist crumbs clinging, about 30 minutes. Let cool in pan on rack.

German Chocolate Icing: Meanwhile, place white chocolate in heatproof bowl. In saucepan, heat cream just until boiling; pour over chocolate and whisk until smooth. Whisk in half of the coconut, the pecans, butter and vanilla. Let cool for 15 minutes. Spread over brownies; sprinkle with remaining coconut.

Cover loosely and refrigerate until set, about 1 hour. Transfer to cutting board; cut into bars. (Make-ahead: Layer between waxed paper in airtight container and refrigerate for up to 3 days or freeze for up to 2 weeks.)

Nutritional facts Per piece: about

  • Fibre 1 g
  • Sodium 71 mg
  • Sugars 17 g
  • Protein 2 g
  • Calories 213.0
  • Total fat 15 g
  • Potassium 97 mg
  • Cholesterol 31 mg
  • Saturated fat 8 g
  • Total carbohydrate 20 g

%RDI

  • Iron 6.0
  • Fibre 0.0
  • Folate 5.0
  • Sodium 0.0
  • Sugars 0.0
  • Calcium 2.0
  • Protein 0.0
  • Calories 0.0
  • Total fat 0.0
  • Vitamin A 5.0
  • Vitamin C 0.0
  • Potassium 0.0
  • Cholesterol 0.0
  • Saturated fat 0.0
  • Total carbohydrate 0.0
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