German Chocolate Brownies

German Chocolate will forever remind me of my mom. Growing up she would always make it.  It has become one of my favorite cakes… I just love the taste of the frosting!  I saw this fun recipe for German Chocolate Brownies and it quickly made it up my list on things “I must try.”  I am definitely more of a brownie girl that a cake girl so these were perfect for me!  Try these out!  They are SO easy and your friends and family will think you are absolutely incredible!

German Chocolate Brownies


By Chef in Training April 26, 2012

  • Yield: 1 9x13 pan (12 Servings)
  • Cook: 25 mins

German Chocolate will forever remind me of my mom. Growing up she would always make it.  It has become one of my favorite cakes... I …


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  1. For the Brownies: Cream butter and sugar together. Add eggs and blend well. Add vanilla, salt, cocoa and flour. Don’t overbeat. Pour into a greased 9X13 pan.Bake at 350 F for 20-25 minutes. Let cool.
  2. Melt chocolate chips in microwave for 1 minute and drizzle with a spoon over brownies.
  3. Melt caramel bits in microwave for 1 minute and drizzle over chocolate.
  4. For the Frosting: Combine egg yolks, sugar, milk, butter, and vanilla in a large saucepan. Cook and stir over medium heat until thickened, about 12 minutes ( Make sure to stir consistently for at least 10 min). Add coconut and pecans. Beat until thick enough to spread. Pour over top of brownies. You may want to place in the refrigerator to harden.
  5. I drizzled some melted chocolate over the brownies and topped with pecans.
(recipe adapted from I Heart Naptime)


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  1. 1

    I wonder what part about that recipe is supposed to be German, I have never seen anything like this, and I should know ;)

  2. 3

    These look amazing! I am going to try them soon. Thanks for sharing!

  3. 4

    oh man! These look ridiculously good – and I’m trying to be good. You’ve given me quite the dilemma. :)

  4. 5

    How good do they look? I reckon I could eat about 50 of them in one go! Absolutely awesome.

  5. 6

    Nikki, I LOOOOOOVVEEEEE the new look of your blog!!! It’s spectacular! We all need a little face lift once in a while ;)
    Now, on to these brownies…..I’m dying here. Can you please box me up a few, or 10? or 20?
    These sound freakin’ amazing!!

  6. 7

    Yum! These sound amazing.
    Love the new layout, too!

  7. 8

    Oh, my, god these are amazing! NEED. :)

  8. 9

    In the instructions you mention malted milk powder, but don’t have it listed in the ingredients. ??????

    • 10
      Chef in Training says:

      sorry about that. For some reason, my whopper brownie recipe showed up there. I fixed it now to just the brownie recipe :) No malted milk powder in this recipe.

      • 11

        You call for “caramel bits”. I have never seen this product in my area. What could I use in place of it.? Toffee bits or Brach’s caramels are the two items I was thinking about.

  9. 12

    a. yummy! can’t wait to try them!!!
    b. I love your fonts!! where did you get them? thanks in advance :)

  10. 13
    Katie Jane says:

    I do not know how to express my love for this.

  11. 14

    How many calories?