German Chocolate Brownies

Ingredients

For the brownie layer

1 pkg Namaste Organic Dark Chocolate Brownie Mix

1/2 cup melted butter or oil

1/2 cup hot water

2 eggs

For the frosting layer

2/3 cup evaporated milk, full fat

2/3 cup granulated sugar

1 large egg yolk, beaten

5 tablespoons butter, softened

1-1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract

2/3 cup chopped toasted pecans (see notes below for toasting instructions)

1-3/4 cups sweetened or unsweetened shredded or flaked coconut

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350° F and line 9x9 pan with parchment paper leaving an overhang of paper, then spray paper with non-stick spray.
  2. For the brownies: Follow package directions and allow to cool completely on wire rack.
  3. For the frosting: Combine evaporated milk, sugar egg yolk and butter in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Bring to a simmer and cook for 8-10 minutes, stirring frequently until thickened.
  4. Remove from heat; stir in vanilla, pecans and coconut.
  5. Spread frosting in even layer over cooled brownies.
  6. Cool completely and allow frosting to firm up before removing by lifting out parchment paper and cutting.

Notes: to toast pecans place in dry skillet over medium heat and stir frequently until fragrant and lightly toasted. Watch closely so they don't burn.

Variations: This recipe will also work well following the 8x8 pan method using our traditional Brownie mix.