Thursday, March 17, 2011

Macaroon Brownies

Could it get any better than this?  Macaroons combined with brownie and drizzled with a chocolate frosting?   Maybe...but not by much.  When I say these were good, I mean these where GUH-ood!  Wow!  I had to get them out of my house so I would stop eating them.  Bless my mother who sends me all these delicious recipes.  We both have an addiction to coconut and chocolate!  This recipe is the best of both worlds. 

Macaroon Brownies

1 cup butter or margarine softened
2 cups sugar
4 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 cup baking cocoa
1/2 teaspoon cream of tartar
1/2 cup chopped walnuts or pecans

Macaroon Filling:
1 package flaked coconut (14 ounces)
1 can (14 ounces) sweetened condensed milk
2 teaspoons vanilla extract

3/4 cup sugar
1/4 cup milk
2 tablespoons butter or margarine
1 cup miniature marshmallows
1 cup (6 ounces) semi-sweet chocolate chips
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

1. In a mixing bowl, cream butter and sugar. Add eggs and vanilla; mix well. Combine flour, cocoa, cream of tartar; gradually add to creamed mixture. Stir in nuts. Spread half of mixture into a greased 13x9x2 inch baking pan.
2. Combine coconut, condensed milk and vanilla; carefully spread over chocolate layer. Top the coconut layer with the remaining chocolate mixture.
3. Bake at 350 degrees for 40-45 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool on a wire rack.
4. For frosting, combine sugar, milk and butter in a saucepan over medium to low heat; cook and stir until sugar is dissolved. Add the remaining ingredients. Cook and stir until marshmallows and chips are melted. Cool until mixture reaches spreading consistency, about 25 minutes. Spread over the cooled brownies. Cut into bars.  


Samurai Mom said...

Going to store for coconut and sweetened condensed milk NOW!

Lisa said...

Mmm, what a double delight treat. It's like a Mounds bar to the max.

Miz Helen said...

Hi Kimmy,
Your Macaroon Brownies look so delicious. I really love this combination. Thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday and please come back!

Kim McCallie said...

Wow! These look great plus I may have all of the ingredients in my fridge and pantry - even better!

carolinaheartstrings said...

Those look so good. Goey and rich!!!

Samurai Mom said...

I have now made these and can attest that they are great. A little gift from mothers for mothers because happily, kids don't like nuts or coconut. More. For. Me.

Kristy said...

Wow! Just wow! Those look and sound wonderful. I have a feeling I just may be able to eat an entire pan :)

Hannah said...

Yum!!! I could definitely go for one of these right now!

Les rêves d'une boulangère (Brittany) said...

Hi there,
I'm so glad I've found your blog at this moment. This recipe looks like a wonderful find. I mean, anything with sweetend condensed milk is great..but there's also coconut and chocolate. What a hit!

Merveilleux said...

My mouth started watering at the sight of these! Yum!

Skirt in the Kitchen said...

These look fantastic, sound heavenly to bite into, too!

Tessa said...

My husband loves coconut and these look awesome! I may be making these soon.

Jenn Erickson said...

Oh my goodness! Those are the ultimate brownies!

Thank you so much for visiting Rook No. 17 and for your kind comments.

Your newest follower (dreaming of macaroon brownies),

Jenn Erickson said...

I'm posting a link to your recipe on my FB fan page. Hope it brings some good mojo and new followers your way...Jenn

CK said...


Michele said...

Wow, brownies and coconut are about my two favorite things in the world! I think I would eat the whole pan if I made these but don't doubt for a second I'm not going to make them. Stopping by from Sweet Tooth Friday.


We'd LOVE to see these on THIS WEEK’S CRAVINGS Linky Party we are featuring CHOCOLATE… CHOCOLATE… and MORE CHOCOLATE. We would love to have you link up these or any great chocolate recipe!


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Lisa said...

Congrats! Your macaroon brownies just made the Top 5 for last week's Sweets for a Saturday.

Lindsey Mendenhall said...

Holy Cow! Coconut and two favs. Fun blog! I followed you!

Jeanie said...

It does not get better than this. Thanks!

Meaghan Luby said...

coconut and chocolate. always a match made in heaven. i love thisssss! i had this and a couple other recipes bookmarked to go back to and just say how much i lovvvvve it! ha, thank you for sharing!


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