I knew as soon as I saw these brownies, that they were perfect for me. I love Mounds candy bars, and I love brownies, so the opportunity to combine those loves…yes, please!! And I was not disappointed. They were absolutely delectable. Dangerously delectable. Dark chocolate brownies laced with sweet coconut. Yes, quite the perfect way to say goodbye to summer.
Thanks to Katrina for a great recipe, and make sure you stop by her blog to see all the other goodies she has!
Source: Baking and Boys
- 1/2 cup unsalted butter
- 1/4 cup regular cocoa powder
- 1/4 cup dark cocoa powder
- 2 large eggs
- 1 cup granulated sugar
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons all purpose flour
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 2 cups shredded, sweetened coconut
- pinch of salt
- 2/3 cup plus 2 tablespoons sweetened condensed milk (I used fat free)
- Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F and line an 8×8 baking pan with foil so the edges hang over the sides of the pan a little. Spray lightly with cooking spray and set aside.
- In a small saucepan, melt the butter and cocoa powders over low heat, stirring until well combined and smooth. Remove from heat and let sit five minutes to cool slightly.
- Add the eggs to the cocoa/butter mixture and whisk until combined, then add in the sugar and vanilla, stirring to combine. Finally, add the flour and salt and whisk until combined.
- In a separate bowl, combine the coconut with the condensed milk and salt.
- Pour about half the batter into the prepared pan and spread evenly. Drop the coconut mixture by the spoonfuls over the brownie batter and then pour the remaining brownie batter over the top, covering the coconut layer.
- Bake for 30-35 minutes until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out mostly clean. Let cool completely on wire rack.
- Chill in refrigerator for a couple hours and cut into desired size pieces. If you are too eager to eat them, you don’t have to chill, it just helps firm them up and make them a bit more fudgey.