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.

Soooooo. 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.

Chocolate and chunks of butter in a saucepanMelt some milk chocolate with a little butter…Then whisk in your sugar, then eggs and vanilla…

Brown sugar, white sugar, and chocolate in a mixing bowl with a whisk

Dry ingredients being added to brownie batterWhen that’s smooth stir in your dry stuff…It’ll be a super yummy batter.

Pour it into a prepared pan…

Brownie batter being poured into a pan

Butter and sugar melting in a saucepanAnd while it’s baking make your delicious coconutty topping.And 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…

Brownies with coconut topping in a panLet 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

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  • 2 cups milk chocolate
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1 cup light brown sugar
  • 1/2 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
  • 1/3 cup heavy cream
  • 5 Tbsp butter



  1. Preheat oven to 325°
  2. Line a 9×13 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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Hi! I’m Shelly and I’m an addict. Of the buttercream sort. I started this site a few years ago as a way to justify my sugary, buttery obsession with desserts. It has worked out well for me so far, because as it turns out you guys all love sugary, buttery desserts too! It feels good to know you're not alone, doesn’t it?

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Plain Jane
Sep 25, 2013 7:04 pm

Made these…pinned these…devoured these

Rachel Misbin
Aug 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.

Jun 20, 2013 12:32 pm

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

Jeannine DiBart
Jun 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??

Jackie Bembea
Jun 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.

Jun 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!

Jun 12, 2013 2:02 am

These brownies look pure sinful!

Jun 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!

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

Lawana Lewis
Jun 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!!!

Jun 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.

Jun 10, 2013 6:25 pm

YUM!!! These look DELICIOUS!

Jun 10, 2013 5:42 pm

Yum! Chocolate and coconut is a wonderful combination (:

Jun 10, 2013 5:02 pm

Coconut makes everything better 🙂

Jun 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!

Shelly Hi! I’m Shelly and I’m an addict. Of the buttercream sort. I started this site a few years ago as a way to justify my sugary, buttery obsession with desserts. It has worked out well for me so far, because as it turns out you guys all love sugary, buttery desserts too! It feels good to know you're not alone, doesn’t it?

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