This week has been one of those weeks when everything has been slightly hectic and a little stressful. My dryer died right when I finally decided to tackle the mountain of laundry that I’d let pile up all week. I thought maybe that meant I wasn’t supposed to wash laundry anymore. 😉 Thanks to my dad and husband it is up and running! 🙂 I guess I don’t have an excuse to put it off any longer. 😉
In short, this is a week for chocolate and LOTS of it! To feed my chocolate craving I whipped up some super chocolaty German chocolate brownies.
For the brownies you will need:
4 squares unsweetened chocolate
3/4 cup (1 1/2 sticks) butter
2 cups sugar
1 tsp vanilla
1 cup flour
Microwave chocolate and butter in large microwave bowl at high 2 minutes or until butter is melted. Stir until chocolate is completely melted.
Stir sugar into chocolate. Mix in eggs and vanilla until well blended. Stir in flour.
Spread in greased 13 x 9 inch pan.
Bake at 350 degrees for 30-35 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out with fudgy crumbs.
For the topping you will need:
2 TBSP butter, melted
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1 cup flaked coconut
1/2 cup chopped pecans
2 TBSP corn syrup
2 TBSP heavy cream
Combine butter and brown sugar in a large bowl. Add the coconut, pecans, corn syrup and milk; mix well.
Drop by teaspoonfuls onto warm brownies; spread evenly. Broil 6 in. from the heat for 2-4 minutes or until top is browned and bubbly.
Boy did they ever hit the spot! I just hope I have enough self control not to eat them all! 😉