Milk Chocolate Coconut Brownies

Milk Chocolate Coconut Brownies | Cookies and Cups

Just got back from Austin you guys.

Spent 6 days in the Texas heat.


I don’t  mind the heat, I just don’t like being hot.


Anyone who blows their hair out understands this.


Anything over 90 degrees can only be enjoyed poolside or from inside an air conditioned home.

The IDEA of it being warm outside is more than enough for me.


And while I’m enjoying the heat from an air conditioned home, I like to make brownies.

With coconut.

It makes the most sense.


Milk Chocolate Coconut Brownies.

Milk Chocolate Coconut Brownies | Cookies and Cups

These brownies are totally ridiculous.  I love a dark chocolare brownie, but sometimes milk chocolate is where it’s at.

Melt some milk chocolate with a little butter… photo IMG_0629_zps3b67c00d.jpgThen whisk in your sugar, then eggs and vanilla…

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When that’s smooth stir in your dry stuff… photo IMG_0634_zps3527faa3.jpgIt’ll be a super yummy batter.

Pour it into a prepared pan…

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And while it’s baking make your delicious coconutty topping. photo PicMonkeyCollage_zps6665ad55.jpgAnd pour it all over your partially baked brownies.

Finish baking the brownies and the topping will mostly absorb into the brownies, except the coconut, which will get chewy and slightly crispy on top.

It’s kinda perfect.


Here’s the before and after…

 photo PicMonkeyCollage2_zps9d501a03.jpgLet them cool completely and then cut into squares.

Totally rich and chewy and fudgy.  With coconut.

Milk Chocolate Coconut Brownies | Cookies and CupsSo so good.


Milk Chocolate Coconut Brownies
  • 2 cups milk chocolate
  • ½ cup butter
  • 1 cup light brown sugar
  • ½ cup granulated sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 Tbsp vanilla
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 tsp salt
Coconut Topping
  • 1 cup sweetened flaked coconut
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • ⅓ cup heavy cream
  • 5 Tbsp butter
  1. Preheat oven to 325°
  2. Line a 9x13 baking pan with aluminum foil completely and spray generously with cooking spray.
  3. Melt chocolate and butter in a medium sauce pan over medium-low heat
  4. Remove from heat.
  5. Whisk both sugars into the chocolate mix. Add in eggs, one at a time and then add vanilla. Whisk until combined.
  6. Stir in flour and salt until evenly incorporated and pour batter into prepared pan.
  7. Bake 25 minutes. While they are baking make coconut topping.
Coconut Topping
  1. Combine all ingredients in a small saucepan and bring to a boil over medium heat. Boil for 5 minutes until sugar is dissolved and mixture is slightly thickened.
  2. Set aside until brownies are done with the first 20 minutes of baking.
  3. When brownies are done with first 20 minutes, remove from oven and pour coconut mixture over partially baked brownies and return to oven for 10-15 minutes until toothpick inserted 2 inches from edge comes out clean.
  4. Allow to cool completely before cutting into squares.


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Sandra Nelsen
Sandra Nelsen
June 9, 2013 8:15 pm

They look so very yummy. I’ll have to ‘make and take’ them sometime as no one in my family except me like coconut. They look delicious.

Stephanie @ Back For Seconds
June 9, 2013 8:18 pm

Oh that batter!
I am a brownie freak and these look incredible. The coconut frosting is a nice touch 🙂

Jamie @lifelovelemons
June 9, 2013 8:29 pm

Heavenly. I’ll take one… entire pan please.

the baking cup - carolina
June 9, 2013 8:44 pm

the coconut topping looks like it’s to die for! these brownies look picture perfect and I bet they taste amazing 🙂

June 9, 2013 9:21 pm

These are probably going to be my new favorite brownie! Coconut and milke chocolate! AMAZING!

June 9, 2013 10:47 pm

I totally pinned these for later! They look amazing! I love me some coconut! 🙂

June 9, 2013 11:34 pm

In step 5 you say:

Whisk both sugars into the chocolate mix.

But you only specify brown sugar in the Ingredients. Your picture shows white sugar and brown sugar.

How much white sugar goes in the brownie recipe?

June 10, 2013 1:02 am

Ohh! This is like a german chocolate cake, but a brownie instead! Sounds fantastic,

Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar
June 10, 2013 6:49 am

Daaaang, these look so awesome!! Gotta love a good, dressed up, brownie!

June 10, 2013 8:29 am

A certain boyfriend of mine is all about the milk chocolate love, not so much about the coconut…but I think these could persuade him otherwise.

Sommer @ ASpicyPerspective
June 10, 2013 8:31 am

Been craving coconut everything lately! These brownies sound divine!

Heather @ Snookie
June 10, 2013 8:38 am

90! Try 75 degrees. I’m a wimp!

Those brownies look amazing! I love coconut.

Belinda @themoonblushbaker
June 10, 2013 10:13 am

Gosh such lovely brownie recipe! I have looking for new ones to try. I might do this one and put some rum in it. because the only think better than chocolate is boozy chocolate

Georgia @ The Comfort of Cooking
June 10, 2013 10:35 am

Oh wow, Shelly! These brownies look amazing with that big heap of coconut on top. Great flavor combination. I’ve got to try them!

Colleen @ What

Oh gosh, that coconut topping looks insaaanely good! And the brownies themselves look so dense and delicious. I can’t handle it. 😀

Joanne @ Fifteen Spatulas
June 10, 2013 2:13 pm

I’m a huge fan of coconut, so these totally have me mesmerized! I’m so glad I got to meet you this past weekend. Hope you’re settling in nicely at home!

June 10, 2013 2:26 pm

oh, i love these so, so much! milk chocolate is just perfect, and paired with coconut… it doesn’t get much better than that! 🙂
thanks for the incredible recipe!

June 10, 2013 3:05 pm

That coconut topping looks soooo good! I could eat that by the spoonfuls! Great recipe, thanks!
Oh, btw not a fan of the heat either, I would love for the weather to stop and stay at 78 degrees!

June 10, 2013 4:06 pm

Girl, you grew up in Houston … you should be seasoned! Hope you enjoyed the time back in Texas anyway. Good to have you here!

Can’t wait to try these delish brownies!

June 10, 2013 5:02 pm

Coconut makes everything better 🙂

June 10, 2013 5:42 pm

Yum! Chocolate and coconut is a wonderful combination (:

June 10, 2013 6:25 pm

YUM!!! These look DELICIOUS!

Emily @ Life on Food
June 10, 2013 7:28 pm

You and I are on the same page when it comes to hot weather. I was in Las Vegas last month and thought I was going to die. Die every time I stepped outside. Love the brownies though. Makes perfect sense to me to crank up the A/C and turn on the oven.

Lawana Lewis
Lawana Lewis
June 10, 2013 10:20 pm

Just wondering where you get your chocolate.

P.S. I am not a coconut fan but the way you described those brownies I may have to change my mind about coconut. Yum!!!

Ashley Bee (Quarter Life Crisis Cuisine)

Homemade brownies are so much more involved than box kind… but SO worth it. These look fantastic.

June 11, 2013 10:57 pm

I love the idea of that gorgeous coconutty (is that a word?) topping! I’ve made milk chocolate brownies a few times but this is like a perfect homemade encapsulation of a Bounty bar! Mmm. Definitely trying these!

Chung-Ah | Damn Delicious
June 12, 2013 2:02 am

These brownies look pure sinful!

Karla | A Season On The Mountain
June 13, 2013 11:06 am

I absolutely love coconut. Add it to the top of a brownie? This sounds awesome! I’m with you regarding the heat. 70 is just about perfect for me. Thanks for the recipe!

Jackie Bembea
Jackie Bembea
June 17, 2013 3:08 pm

Hey Shelly, I just wanted to say that this was a very brilliant recipe. I just made a batch of brownies for father’s day and it went like crazy. I put my own spin on it, added walnuts and mini snicker bars in the batter. It was a definite hit! I absolutely love your site. I love everything about it:) thank you! I hope you guys had a wonderful fathers day.

Jeannine DiBart
Jeannine DiBart
June 19, 2013 1:20 pm

Hi I am making these amazing brownies as I write this!!! Can’t wait for them to be finished!!!!! Some clarification, though- you say to bake the brownies for 25 minutes. THen you say to take them out at 20 minutes, add the coconut topping, then bake for another 10-15 minutes. THat would be a total of 30 to 35 minutes. Is that right??

Colette @ JFF!
June 20, 2013 12:32 pm

Chocolate is such good friends w coconut.
These look luscious.

Rachel Misbin
Rachel Misbin
August 5, 2013 5:28 pm

Hey is the flour amount correct? That seems like a small amount to me, especially as this takes four eggs.

Please let me know…..I want to make these tomorrow night.

Plain Jane
Plain Jane
September 25, 2013 7:04 pm

Made these…pinned these…devoured these


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