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Caramel Coconut Pecan Brownies

Now, that’s a recipe title. These brownies have it all. While I like brownies that are over the top chocolate, I think my favorites are the ones loaded with other flavors, too. This recipe certainly offers a little bit of everything.

Not everyone loves coconut (coughQuinncough) like I do, but I managed to make us both happy by only using coconut in half of the brownies. All the non-chocolate elements of these brownies are placed on top of the brownie batter. That makes them very versatile because you can top them off with pretty much anything you want.

If you like your brownies loaded with lots of flavor, then these Caramel Coconut Pecan Brownies are for you! - Bake or Break

Quinn wants me to tell you that underneath all the topping, the brownies themselves are delicious as well. He has requested that I make just the brownie component at some point in the near future.

I became a bit concerned about these brownies as they neared the 40 minute mark in the oven. The edges looked like they were getting overbaked. The center was definitely not set, though. I let them continue baking for a total of about 45 minutes, assuming that I would just discard the edges. However, the edges turned out fine.

We thoroughly enjoyed these flavor-packed brownies. I shared these with some grateful, excited friends who also have a coconut-divided house. I was considerate enough to put the coconut brownies and the non-coconut brownies in separate containers. We wouldn’t want any contamination, would we?

Caramel Coconut Pecan Brownies

Yield 24 2-inch brownies
Prep Time 25 minutes
Cook Time 55 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 20 minutes
Caramel Coconut Pecan Brownies


  • 4 ounces (113g) unsweetened chocolate
  • 1 cup (226g) unsalted butter, softened
  • 2 cups (400g) granulated sugar
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1 cup (120g) all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3 cups (510g) semisweet chocolate chips, divided
  • 2 cups (85g) sweetened flaked coconut
  • 1 & 1/2 cups (180g) chopped pecans
  • 14 ounces (396g) sweetened condensed milk


  1. Preheat oven to 350°. Grease and flour a 9"x 13"x 2" baking pan.
  2. Place chocolate in a microwave-safe bowl. Heat in the microwave in 30-second increments until the chocolate melts when stirred. Stir until smooth.
  3. Using an electric mixer on medium speed, beat the butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add the eggs, one at a time, mixing just until blended after each addition. Add the melted chocolate and beat until combined.
  4. Decrease mixer speed to low and gradually add the flour. Mix just until blended. Stir in vanilla and 1 cup chocolate chips.
  5. Transfer the batter to the prepared pan and spread evenly. Sprinkle the coconut, 2 cups chocolate chips, and pecans over batter. Pour the condensed milk evenly over the top.
  6. Bake 50-55 minutes, or until the edges are browned and the center is set. Cool completely in the pan on a wire rack before cutting into bars.


Recipe adapted from Southern Living.

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    28 Comments on “Caramel Coconut Pecan Brownies”

  1. Oh my, I need chocolate after reading this post!

  2. Wow that’s certainly a brownie and a half! How indulgant.

  3. Those are certainly packed with goodness.

  4. My hubby is not a fan of coconut unless it’s in the form of a German Chocolate cake. These looks fabulous!

  5. Two brownie recipes in the space of nearly a week! You make my heart flutter.

  6. Chocolate, caramel and coconut…Yum! Those look fantastic! ๐Ÿ™‚

  7. Thanks, everyone!

  8. Wow…you can not loose with that combination….

  9. Coconut, chocolate, pecans & condensed milk…can’t beat that taste combination!

  10. Wow, these look amazing. And I just finished inventorying my pantry; I have everything I need to make them. Perhaps I have a brownie baking streak coming on!

  11. I can understand you well. I’m actually rarely into this pure chocolate thingy, but like to add different flavours to it. These brownies seem delicious!

  12. Thanks, Hendria!

    JEP, that’s one of my favorite combinations, too.

    Michelle, I hope you like the brownies!

    Evelin, thanks! I just like to add some “interest” to my chocolate. Although, every once in a while, I just want some chocolate all by itself.

  13. Those brownies look good enough to eat … if you weren’t trying to stick to your new year’s diet! Waaah!

  14. That is definitely a fantastic title. Am excited to try these out. I love coconut anything…

  15. Tracy, one brownie does not kill a diet. Five or six is a different story. ๐Ÿ™‚

    Alejandra, thanks! Nice to meet another coconut fan.

  16. I don’t usually like adding a lot of stuff to brownies, but i find this recipe really appealing. You’re right that when people don’t like a certain ingredient, avoiding cross-contamination is crucial!

  17. Wow, those brownies can only be delicious – and I’m not even a chocoholic!

  18. Oh, these look terrific!! Must…satisfy… my…chocolate…craving…now!!


  19. Julie, Suzana, and Lori – thanks!

  20. *faints* Oh my goodness, these brownies look absolutely sinful. So decadent and delicious!

  21. you’re killin’ me with all these delicious brownie recipes!

  22. Canarygirl, they certainly are! But so worth it.

    Laura, I will make a brownie departure soon. These were just too good to resist!

  23. i made these brownies last night, and they are oh-my-gaaah delicious (and rich!). i wouldn’t be surprised if the beau proposes marriage tonight after tasting them. thanks for the great recipe!

  24. Gina, I’m glad you both liked them!

  25. I discovered this recipe about a year ago and it’s always a hit when I make it. They are a go to when I need something easy, rich and impressive!

  26. Not only do these look amazing, but I love your modification for Quinn! I am always doing things like this for my boyfriend Dave, so I can totally relate! Incidentally, he also hates coconut, while I LOVE it ๐Ÿ™‚

  27. These look so yummy, cant wait to try them! Is there a typo? Are you supposed to melt the butter in the microwave safe bowl or the unsweetend chocolate?

  28. Terra, the chocolate gets melted in the microwave. I’ve corrected the directions. Thanks for pointing that out!

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