German Chocolate Brownies

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Brownie Ingredients
6 ounces butter
6 ounces unsweetened chocolate
1 cup granulated sugar
1 cup brown sugar, packed
3 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1-1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup pecan pieces

Frosting Ingredients:
1 cup pecans
1 cup granulated sugar
1 cup heavy cream
3 large egg yolks, lightly beaten
1/2 cup unsalted butter, cut into pieces
1/8 teaspoon salt
1-1/2 cups sweetened shredded coconut
1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

Directions

First, make the frosting: Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Place the pecans on a baking sheet and bake for about 8-10 minutes or until lightly browned and fragrant. Remove from oven and cool.

In a medium saucepan, combine the sugar, milk, egg yolks, butter, and salt. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, and when the mixture begins to boil and thicken, remove from heat (about 5 minutes). Stir in the chopped pecans, coconut, and vanilla extract. Let cool until spreadable (about 30-60 minutes).

Meanwhile, make the brownies: Grease a 13x9-inch pan. In a medium saucepan (or in the microwave), melt together the butter and unsweetened chocolate. Whisk until smooth, then let cool for a few minutes. Whisk in the sugars and blend well. Whisk in the eggs and vanilla. Fold in the flour, salt, and pecans, then pour into prepared pan and bake in preheated oven 40-45 minutes, or until edges are beginning to harden. ​Remove from the oven and cool completely.

To assemble, simply slather the frosting onto the cooled brownies, then slice and serve!

How to Serve it Up

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