German Chocolate Brownies


If you like German chocolate cake you'll love this quick and easy brownie version. It's moist, chewy, and decadent.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
25 mins
Additional Time:
1 hr 10 mins
Total Time:
1 hr 50 mins
1 8-inch pan



  • 1 cup all-purpose flour

  • ½ teaspoon baking powder

  • ¼ teaspoon salt

  • ½ cup unsalted butter

  • 4 (1 ounce) squares sweet baking chocolate (such as Baker's German's Sweet Chocolate®), broken into pieces

  • ½ cup white sugar

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

  • 2 large eggs, beaten


  • ½ cup brown sugar

  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted

  • 2 tablespoons corn syrup

  • 2 tablespoons milk

  • 1 cup flaked coconut

  • ½ cup finely chopped pecans


  1. Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C). Butter an 8- or 9-inch square glass baking pan.

  2. Mix flour, baking powder, and salt together in a bowl.

  3. Melt butter in a saucepan over low heat. Add chocolate and stir until melted. Remove from the heat and cool for 10 minutes or more.

  4. Combine cooled chocolate mixture, sugar, and vanilla extract in a bowl. Add eggs; mix well. Add flour mixture and stir until well combined. Spread batter into the prepared baking pan.

  5. Bake in the preheated oven until a knife inserted into the center comes out clean, 20 to 30 minutes. Remove from the oven and set the oven to broil.

  6. Combine brown sugar, melted butter, corn syrup, and milk for topping in a bowl. Stir in coconut and pecans. Drop and gently spread mixture evenly over the warm brownies.

  7. Broil 4 inches from the heat until topping is bubbly, 1 to 2 minutes. Cool for 1 hour before slicing and serving.

Cook's Note:

You can use walnuts instead of pecans, if desired.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

237 Calories
14g Fat
28g Carbs
3g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 16
Calories 237
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 14g 17%
Saturated Fat 7g 37%
Cholesterol 43mg 14%
Sodium 79mg 3%
Total Carbohydrate 28g 10%
Dietary Fiber 2g 5%
Total Sugars 19g
Protein 3g
Calcium 26mg 2%
Iron 1mg 5%
Potassium 62mg 1%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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