German Chocolate Bars

German Chocolate Bars
Servings: 24 Prep 10 mins Bake 350°F 20 mins to 25 mins Cook 15 mins

Ingredients

Bars:
  • 1 17.6 ounce box brownie mix with milk-chocolate chunks
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/3 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 teaspoon coconut extract
  • 1/2 cup chopped sweetened flake coconut
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans
Frosting:
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 5 tablespoons unsalted butter, cut up
  • 1 5 ounce can evaporated milk
  • 2 egg yolks
  • 1 cup sweetened flake coconut
  • 3/4 cup chopped pecans
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

Make It

Bars:

1. Heat oven to 350 degrees F. Line a 13 x 9 x 2-inch baking pan with nonstick foil.

2. In a large bowl, stir together brownie mix, egg, 1/4 cup water, oil and extract just until smooth. Stir in coconut and nuts. Spoon into prepared pan, spreading to edges.

3. Bake bar at 350 degrees F for 20 to 25 minutes, or until center is set.

Frosting:

4. In a small saucepan, combine sugar, butter, evaporated milk and egg yolks. Cook over medium-high heat, whisking, until very bubbly and thickened, 13 to 15 minutes. Stir in coconut, nuts and vanilla; cook 2 more minutes.

5. After removing bar from oven, pour warm frosting over top, spreading to edges. Cool 20 minutes on wire rack at room temperature. Chill slightly, or until ready to serve. Use foil to lift bar from pan for easier slicing.

Nutrition Facts

Servings Per Recipe: 24; Amount Per Serving: cal. (kcal): 244, Fat, total (g): 15, chol. (mg): 37, sat. fat (g): 4, carb. (g): 27, fiber (g): 1, pro. (g): 2, sodium (mg): 168, Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.