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White Chocolate-Coconut Brownies

There are times when the cosmic forces of the blogging world all come together and I have an “a ha” moment about what exact recipe I should try next. One of those glorious moments occurred last week. A reader left a comment on my Facebook page asking if I had a recipe for a white chocolate brownie. I told her that sadly I did not, but that I would definitely put it on my list. It sounds pretty delicious, no? Then, the next day, I stole a bite of my Valentine’s Day present. The present is the biggest basket of Lindt chocolates (my favorite!) – truffles galore, gourmet mini dessert chocolates, and a variety of specialty chocolate bars. It might take me until next Valentine’s Day to eat my through it, but boy will I enjoy it! Anyway, one of the bars in the basket is white chocolate coconut. I took a bite and immediately swooned. For someone whose favorite chocolate is not white, and who isn’t the biggest fan of coconut, this was astounding. The combination just worked. It also made me want to be transported to a beach, toes in sand, and a creamy coconut drink with a little umbrella in my hand. But for the time being (i.e. before teletransportation is a reality), I knew exactly which direction I wanted to take the white chocolate brownie experiment.

Things weren’t entirely smooth sailing from the start. The first recipe that I put together and tested did not come out like I had hoped. The “brownie” tasted much more like a cookie bar and the white chocolate was not pronounced at all. Obviously, more testing was needed.

After sifting through tons of different recipes, looking at ingredient ratios and making notes for myself, I decided to do something that should have been fairly obvious from the beginning. Take my favorite brownie recipe and adapt it for white chocolate! And that’s exactly what I did. I used the Baked Brownie recipe, omitted the cocoa powder and espresso powder, used white chocolate and added coconut. The result was exactly what I was looking for – that same brownie texture, with a crackly top, a pronounced white chocolate flavor, and the sweet inflection of coconut.

Mai tai, anyone?

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White Chocolate-Coconut Brownies

Yield: 24 brownies

Prep Time: 25 minutes

Cook Time: 30 minutes

Total Time: 1 hour

Ingredients:

1-1/3 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon salt
11 ounces white chocolate, coarsely chopped
1 cup (8 ounces) unsalted butter, cut into 1-inch pieces
1½ cups granulated sugar
½ cup packed light brown sugar
5 eggs, at room temperature
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 cup shredded coconut

Directions:

1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Butter the sides and bottom of a 9×13-inch glass or light-colored baking pan. Line the pan with parchment paper.

2. In a medium bowl, whisk the flour and salt together.

3. Put the white chocolate and butter in a large bowl and set it over a saucepan of simmering water, stirring occasionally, until the chocolate and butter are completely melted and smooth. Turn off the heat, but keep the bowl over the water and add the sugars. Whisk until completely combined, then remove the bowl from the pan. The mixture should be room temperature.

4. Add 3 eggs to the white chocolate mixture and whisk until combined. Add the remaining eggs and whisk until combined. Add the vanilla and stir until combined. Do not overbeat the batter at this stage or your brownies will be cakey.

5. Sprinkle the flour mixture and the coconut over the chocolate mixture. Using a rubber spatula (not a whisk), fold the flour and coconut mixture into the chocolate until just a bit of the flour mixture is visible.

6. Pour the batter into the prepared pan and smooth the top. Bake in the center of the oven for 30 minutes, rotating the pan halfway through the baking time, until a toothpick inserted into the center of the brownies comes out with a few moist crumbs sticking to it. Let the brownies cool completely, then lift them out of the pan using the parchment paper. Cut into squares and serve.

7. Store at room temperature in an airtight container or wrap with plastic wrap for up to 3 days.

(Recipe adapted from Baked: New Frontiers in Baking)

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105 Responses to “White Chocolate-Coconut Brownies”

  1. Monica on February 22, 2011 at 12:35 am

    Mmmmm! That is a delicious-sounding combination!!

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  2. Lora on February 22, 2011 at 1:28 am

    Oh wow. These look incredible. Love the white chocolate coconut combination.

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  3. Michele on February 22, 2011 at 1:46 am

    These look and sound amazing! I love white chocolate and coconut. These will definitely be made soon!

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  4. Rosa on February 22, 2011 at 2:22 am

    Those look mighty divine! What a heavenly combo. Lovely fudgy texture.

    Cheers,

    Rosa

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  5. Blog is the New Black on February 22, 2011 at 5:42 am

    2 of my fav ingredients!

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  6. Lisa (Dishes of Mrs. Fish) on February 22, 2011 at 5:53 am

    These sound and look delightful!

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  7. Katrina on February 22, 2011 at 6:14 am

    I’ve never put coconut in a brownie…weird!! Thanks for the recipe. This looks tasty!

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  8. Happy When Not Hungry on February 22, 2011 at 6:30 am

    Wow these brownies look amazing! I love white chocolate and coconut, so the combination must be delicious. Def have to try these!

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  9. Lori on February 22, 2011 at 7:09 am

    My father would love these. I have to make them right away.

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  10. The Blue-Eyed Bakers on February 22, 2011 at 7:11 am

    Um…YES. We adore coconut – and paired with white chocolate? In brownie form? Yay!

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  11. Estela @ Weekly Bite on February 22, 2011 at 7:15 am

    These look amazing! I’ve never heard of a brownie like this before.

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  12. Stephanie @ okie dokie artichokie on February 22, 2011 at 7:43 am

    Oooh yes, please! These are definitely getting me in the mood for a tropical vacation! :-p I love white chocolate in moderation — and the combo of it plus the coconut looks to be a winner! Yum!

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  13. Brittaney on February 22, 2011 at 7:53 am

    Everything about this looks and sound sooo good. Must make. Thanks!!

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  14. The Food Hound on February 22, 2011 at 8:04 am

    I’m with you when it comes to white chocolate, but these look heavenly!! I think the white chocolate and coconut flavors totally work– I’m envisioning something like a white chocolate macaroon. YUM! I’ll have to search long and hard to find a friend who likes coconut and make these for her!

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  15. NY Baker on February 22, 2011 at 8:07 am

    Sounds and looks delicious! How would it work if I were to use 1 tsp vanilla and 1 tsp coconut extract instead of all vanilla? Might it be too much on the coconut side? Or what about 1 1/2 tsp vanilla and 1/2 tsp coconut? Just curious – appreciate any feedback!

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    • Michelle on February 22nd, 2011 at 8:25 pm

      I have never used coconut extract but if it’s like almond or mint, then those are definitely stronger than vanilla. I would go with your second ratio, or even bump it down to 1/4 teaspoon to start and see how you like it. Enjoy!

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  16. Michelle on February 22, 2011 at 8:12 am

    Yum!! I am in the same camp as you. White chocolate not what I would reach for first and always pass by things with coconut but this combo sounds delicous. The Baked brownie recipe is awesome and it seems like you read my mind. I had been wondering if i could make it using white chocolate. These are on my to do list

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  17. Caro on February 22, 2011 at 8:13 am

    I always thought these where called “Blondies”?

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    • Michelle on February 22nd, 2011 at 8:26 pm

      Blondies actually don’t have any chocolate in them at all – just butter and sugar together to create a butterscotch-like flavor with add-ins.

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  18. Caroline on February 22, 2011 at 8:42 am

    Dense and delicious, just as any good brownie should be. I can’t even imagine what a heavenly combination white chocolate and coconut is, but it’s now on my ‘must try’ list! I’ll have to save these for a party, because the hubs doesn’t like coconut, which undoubtedly means I’ll be eating the whole pan alone. In one sitting. Probably sitting in the corner of my closet.

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  19. d.liff on February 22, 2011 at 9:14 am

    THANK YOU for a white chocolate brownie recipe without walnuts! I’m allergic and although I know I COULD leave them off, I always want to try a recipe the way it’s developed. And I looove white chocolate!

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  20. Kathleen @ KatsHealthCorner on February 22, 2011 at 9:38 am

    I don’t if I’ve ever seen White Chocolate Brownies before! I LOVE THESE! :D

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  21. Jil @ Big City, Lil Kitchen on February 22, 2011 at 10:08 am

    These look incredible!!

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  22. June on February 22, 2011 at 10:18 am

    Interestingly enough, Smitten Kitchen made white chocolate brownies for Valentine’s and her recipe was the same for either white or dark chocolate. I assume coconut could be added to any recipe without affecting the basic result. Great idea, I’ll give it a try!

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  23. Jenny on February 22, 2011 at 10:51 am

    You should try White chocolate coconut butter. I don’t have the exact measurements but I just throw a bunch of unsweetened shredded coconut in your food processer, let it swirl around until its a buttery consistency, scraping down the sides, then throw in a white chocolate bar such as Ghirardelli vanilla dream (or your Lindt:). Process until smooth, store at room temp. It will solidify so just scrap some to melt on top warm oatmeal or melt some in the micro.
    I’ve really gotten into white chocolate & coconut lately, both of which i used to dislike!

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  24. Helena on February 22, 2011 at 2:13 pm

    I really like the top, it looks like creme brulee.

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  25. Rachel @ The Avid Appetite on February 22, 2011 at 3:19 pm

    These look fantastic! Love the idea of white chocolate brownies. Add in the coconut, and I’m smitten!

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  26. Adam on February 22, 2011 at 3:22 pm

    I have recently discovered that I quite enjoy coconut (I’ve always been very much against it in the past) and this recipe sounds too good. Coconut and white chocolate is a great combination and I imagine the flavour of these “brownies” must be somewhere in the realm of the Ferrero Raffaello or Coconut Ferrero Garden, which if you have never tried, are ridiculously good :).
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ferrero_Rocher

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  27. kate@ahealthypassion on February 22, 2011 at 3:54 pm

    wow these brownies look heavenly I have never tried the white chocolate coconut combo but im sure its to die for!

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  28. Debbie B. (DebaRooRoo) on February 22, 2011 at 4:53 pm

    These look incredible and wonderfully buttery. I’m not a huge coconut fan but I agree that some flavor combos just work and it can be delicious!

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  29. Jen on February 22, 2011 at 5:28 pm

    Guess what I’ll be making this weekend! A genius brownie combination, I really can’t wait to try it. I wonder how many hours these will last around my in-laws =)

    Oh, and I love the Lindt white chocolate coconut flake bars too, they’re amazing!

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  30. Jenné @ Sweet Potato Soul on February 22, 2011 at 8:16 pm

    These look lovely!
    I wonder how they would be if I replaced the butter with coconut oil. I’m not 100% vegan yet, but I’m definitely moving in that direction–at least when I cook and bake at home. I want to try with white chocolate, AND then with dark chocolate : )

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    • Michelle on February 22nd, 2011 at 8:27 pm

      I have never used coconut oil, but if you try it let me know how it turns out!

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    • lucy on March 24th, 2011 at 2:48 pm

      did u make these yet? and use coconut oil?

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  31. Pretty. Good. Food. on February 22, 2011 at 8:32 pm

    MMmmmmmm, these sound great! I love the color

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  32. Ryan on February 22, 2011 at 9:07 pm

    Ahhh, these look amazing! I will definitely be trying them ASAP! :D I used to hate white chocolate but for some reason I’m totally obsessed with it recently. Definitely definitely making these soon :)

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  33. Kare on February 22, 2011 at 9:56 pm

    These look fantastic. What a brilliant combination for brownies. Yum!

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  34. Sharlene on February 22, 2011 at 10:54 pm

    Yum! The combination sounds amazing!

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  35. Pudding Pie Lane on February 23, 2011 at 6:36 am

    I love white chocolate and coconut? Have you ever tried the Ferreo Rocher coconut ones? They are the BEST :) I must try this recipe!

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  36. Melissa on February 23, 2011 at 7:55 am

    These look incredible! Can’t wait to try them. Do you think a 9×9 pan would work for these if I just baked them a little longer?

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    • Michelle on February 23rd, 2011 at 8:36 am

      Hi Melissa, You could make these in a 9×9 pan. If you do, I would cut the recipe in half, otherwise you will have some super, super thick brownies.

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  37. Evan Thomas on February 23, 2011 at 9:08 am

    These look absurdly fudgy in the best possible way. Great recipe!

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  38. RavieNomNoms on February 23, 2011 at 9:32 am

    ooo what a great combination! I love it!

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  39. Glummy Mummy on February 23, 2011 at 9:42 am

    Doesn’t the colour of brownies defeat the object? Like, if these are made with white chocolate, shouldn’t they be called “whities”? Then again, doesn’t sound as good as brownies, does it? x

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  40. Cheryl and Adam @ pictureperfectmeals.com on February 23, 2011 at 11:03 am

    These look so enticing! We’ve never had white chocolate brownies either, but these must be delicious with the coconut. Your photos make them so appetizing!

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  41. Maria on February 23, 2011 at 11:06 am

    Pretty photos and brownies! They look great!

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  42. Jenny Flake on February 23, 2011 at 11:07 am

    These look dangerous! …..in the best way possible :)

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  43. Daow Huber on February 23, 2011 at 12:00 pm

    This looks fab!!! Can’t wait to try it out!

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  44. Dulce Dough on February 23, 2011 at 2:20 pm

    I love how you adapted this! Looks so yummy!

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  45. Eliana on February 23, 2011 at 2:21 pm

    These look divine Michelle! What a heavenly combination :)

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  46. Leah (So, How's It Taste?) on February 23, 2011 at 3:20 pm

    Holy cow I bet these taste amazing! They are going on my to bake list!

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  47. Sandra on February 23, 2011 at 5:11 pm

    You had me at White Chocolate!

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  48. Margaret Murphy Tripp on February 23, 2011 at 6:02 pm

    Oh my goodness! I just love anything coconut!!! These look fantastic!

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  49. Robin on February 23, 2011 at 7:54 pm

    I’m a white chocolate fanatic and love coconut! Sounds fabulous and looks wonderful!

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  50. Ilke on February 23, 2011 at 9:56 pm

    This is an “out-of-the-box” brownie thinking…You really can not go wrong with trusted old recipes!

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  51. foodlvr on February 23, 2011 at 10:07 pm

    White chocolate and coconut together sounds amazing. I have seen the actual white chocolate coconut bar but didn’t know what it would taste like. Glad to know it is so good. I will have to find it again.

    I intend to make these at some point.

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  52. sweet road on February 23, 2011 at 10:24 pm

    Um… Yes. Coconut and white chocolate, what could be better for this upcoming spring?

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  53. Felice on February 24, 2011 at 3:04 am

    Nice combination! I can’t wait to try these.

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  54. Tiffany on February 24, 2011 at 10:46 am

    I would love a mai tai (yes, I know that it’s only 10:45 am!) Haha! These look great!

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  55. Lisa @ Healthy Diaries on February 24, 2011 at 1:33 pm

    The lindt white chocolate with coconut has been my FAVORITE for years!! It’s so amazingly good!

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  56. Mackenzie@The Caramel Cookie on February 25, 2011 at 8:54 am

    YUM! I love white chocolate and these look amazing! The crackly tops make them look absolutely delicious!

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  57. Kate From Scratch on February 25, 2011 at 10:15 am

    Congrats! These look amazing! Now I’m craving coconut. Gah!

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  58. Jasmin Ortega on February 25, 2011 at 6:37 pm

    I want these in my mouth right now. I guess I will have to make them. Congrats on Top 9.

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  59. Kannoli and Kraut on February 25, 2011 at 7:39 pm

    They look devine!
    First thought I had when I saw the picture was “Uhh… Lemon Bars”. Then I read the title and thought “Mmmmmh….white chocolate and coconut”.
    Now I wonder if it would be “rude” to add a little bit of lemon juice to the recipe?

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  60. Ashley on February 26, 2011 at 9:33 am

    Those look phenomenal. The Baked brownie recipe is on my to-try list … now these are, too!

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  61. Amanda on February 26, 2011 at 7:01 pm

    Did you use unsweetened coconut or sweetened?

    I cannot wait to get your answer so I can try these.

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    • Michelle on February 27th, 2011 at 4:08 pm

      Hi Amanda, I used sweetened coconut flakes.

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  62. Kate on February 26, 2011 at 8:31 pm

    The first thing I thought of when I saw these were the Lindt White Chocolate Coconut bars… best thing ever – and I’m usually not a huge white chocolate fan. I’m definitely going to have to try this!

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  63. Fuji Mama on February 28, 2011 at 8:27 pm

    Oooooh, I’m loving the thought of white chocolate brownies! Why hadn’t I ever thought of that before? Seems so obvious now! These look amazing!

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  64. connie on March 1, 2011 at 2:52 pm

    I made these today and they were unbelievable. I did add a few extra pieces of the white chocolate and hoped I didn’t ruin them , but they were oh so good.I knew they would call my name every time I walked by them, so i just sent them out the door to some ladies at a senior citizens home.They will be very happy I’m sure.

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  65. Jessica "Su Good Sweets" on March 2, 2011 at 8:45 pm

    Thanks, I’ve tried to make white chocolate brownies, and they were cookie like too. These look “fudgy”: just what I’m looking for.

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  66. Marie @ Cottage Homestead on March 6, 2011 at 12:27 am

    Ever since you posted this I have been wanting to try it, well I did tonight and oh wow, they are certainly amazing, thank you sooooo much for sharing!!!

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  67. Marie @ Cottage Homestead on March 6, 2011 at 12:28 am

    Oh yes and I just saw the comment about sweetened or unsweetened coconut, I used unsweetened (because it’s what I had on hand) and they still tasted marvelous. :)

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  68. carmen on March 6, 2011 at 12:17 pm

    just made these – i am not a big white chocolate fan, but these are crazy good! thanks for sharing this recipe.

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  69. Angie on March 7, 2011 at 10:25 pm

    I just took my 2nd batch out of the oven. The first batch was a HUGE hit! So tasty!!

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  70. Diane {createdbydiane.blogspot.com} on March 10, 2011 at 1:38 am

    They look DELICIOUS!!! mmm…makes we want to be able to reach out and sneak on right off the screen!

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  71. Karen on March 14, 2011 at 10:06 am

    Don’t you love the internet! I got an idea for coconut brownies to make ahead for a ski weekend – googled it and blam – someone else has recently had the same idea.
    I made these on Friday. Yummy, but the cooking time is way off. I’m always leery of overcooking brownies so I stuck to the 30 minutes stated. I had to cut off a 2″ perimeter to eat and throw the remaining gooey mess away. What a waste. A 9X13 pan does not take the same amount of time as an 8×8! The parts we did eat were good – although super sweet and not particularly coconutty. My BEST chocolate brownie recipe is the Baby Brownies in The New Basics (Silver Palate) – so fudgy and dense. The proportions are exactly the same except, in place of the brown sugar, it calls for chocolate syrup. So, I’m thinking I’ll try thick coconut milk in place of the brown sugar here. Mmmm. FYI – I made a 9×13 pan of the Baby Brownies (doubled), cooked them for 36 minutes and they were perfect. Thanks for the inspiration.

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    • Claire on March 29th, 2011 at 12:00 pm

      I have to agree with Karen here, be wary of the cooking time, I found it to be too short as well. I had mine in for a full 35 minutes, and they probably could have used even a bit longer. The parts near the edge that did get baked well though, were utterly delicious! And the goop near the middle wasn’t half-bad either, just had to be eaten with a lot of napkins. :-)

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  72. Katarina on March 14, 2011 at 8:39 pm

    Ooh, white chocolate and coconut. Looks delicious!

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  73. Shannon on March 23, 2011 at 12:59 pm

    I only have one box of baking chocolate, which is a total of 6 oz. I don’t want to go back to the store, but I do have a bag of butterscotch chips….how do you think this would come out if I added in butterscotch chips to feel in the remaining 5 oz of white chocolate I don’t have?

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    • Michelle on April 1st, 2011 at 3:07 pm

      Hi Shannon, I think that could work as long as you know there will be a sweeter, butterscotch overtone to the brownies.

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  74. lucy on March 27, 2011 at 8:24 am

    im a huga fan of white choc already an love the coconut white choc combo so when i found your blog i thought the recipe looked delicious an must give it a try. im baking these as we speak but mine at the mo seem to look like actually brownie cakes an not like your picture ? will post again with the outcome an taste

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  75. lucy on March 27, 2011 at 9:55 am

    well mine didnt turn out like the picture,and looked more like a square cake but still tasted great , family loved it, i added lemon essence to mine insted of the vanilla and topped it with lemon frosting

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  76. Browndie on April 7, 2011 at 11:29 pm

    I just put these in the oven and im wary..the batter didnt have much flavor and i could NOT get the white choc and butter mixture to be smooth at all. The whole mixture seemed very greasy. The BAKED brownie is my go to recipe also so I was familiar with the idea and it theory it seemed like it would work…guess we’ll have to see how it turns out!

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  77. joanne on May 1, 2011 at 6:17 am

    i made these yesterday they smelled wonderful and they looked like the photo but they required alot more baking time like 45 min more and when they were done they were very greasy and mushy not a favorite recipe from brown eyed baker. the had the flavor of sweetened condensed milk

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  78. Ksenia on June 20, 2011 at 4:54 pm

    Oh. My. GOD! These were a-mazing! When I was melting the chocolate with the butter, I probably overheated, and the chocolate became very gooey and the butter melted and separated. I thought – that’s it, I ruined it. But as I added the eggs and the flour+coconut, the batter looked totally fine. I baked for 35 mins in the middle of the oven in a 9×13 pan. I think I mixed a little more than you would recommend, because they turned out to be a little more cakey-looking than the ones you have in the pictures, but for me, they were absolutely perfect! So tasty, so moist. Absolutely delicious. BF and family LOVED them, and they were gone within 3 days. I am filing this recipe under “definite keeper.” Thank you so much! Overall they looked exactly like the picture.

    To those who said you needed more baking time and they still turned out mushy – you probably used a smaller baking pan, or your need an oven thermometer. With the amount of butter in there, I was anticipating greasiness – but got none of it. These were the perfect consistency. I would discourage the use of 1 cup sweetened coconut, I used half sweetened and half unsweetened. They were definitely sweet, but not too sweet.

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  79. Renee on July 2, 2011 at 12:01 am

    Looks delicious…Is the coconut sweetened?

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    • Michelle on July 5th, 2011 at 1:05 pm

      Hi Renee, Yes, sweetened coconut.

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  80. Valerie on July 4, 2011 at 12:41 am

    Renee made these for a July 4th celebration at a mutual friend’s home. They were out of this world wonderful. Checking out the archive recipes…I am in love! So glad she shared this site.

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  81. Guy on August 1, 2011 at 1:00 pm

    I saw this recipe and didn’t really pay any attention to the ingredients, I should have, what a scary dessert. This recipe is easily close to 6000 calories. That is unacceptable. I started prepping my station and gasped a little when I realized just how much 2 sticks of butter and 11 oz of white chocolate was. As I melted the concotion I started to get nervous, thinking I’ll never be able to get past the fact that these are so bad for you. Then things only seemed to get worse as I dumped the sugar and a whopping 5 eggs into this death mixture.

    I baked it according to the instructions, although it did need more time in my oven, more like 35 minutes not 30. I cut it and ate one bite…it was good, but anything is going to taste good when you add two sticks of butter.

    I looked at this pan full of attery clogging, suggary, greasy mess and my fears came true. I couldn’t eat this, it was by no means worth the calories. It tasted like what it was, sugar and butter. I couldn’t even bring myself to feed this to my co-workers or family, it made me feel like I would be poisining them…into the garbage. Sorry, this isn’t dessert this is recklessness.

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    • lucy on August 1st, 2011 at 1:27 pm

      there nothing wrong with this dessert at all an it uses 8oz of butter, can always use healthier ingredients like i did i.e – instead of butter i used soy oil ( any healthy oil ) and instead of sugar i used honey or agave syrup ( alternative sweetners ) the cakes turned out fab and were a hit with everyone plus your cutting the whole cake into squares of your choice so nothing majory bad about it

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    • Angi on August 1st, 2011 at 9:52 pm

      It’s only recklessly unhealthy if you eat the whole pan by yourself…and that’s not the recipe’s problem, it’s the eater’s problem…

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    • Casey on November 27th, 2011 at 1:58 pm

      Sheesh, aren’t desserts supposed to be fattening? It’s a treat, it’s not like you’re going to eat this everyday.

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  82. Alyssa on October 10, 2011 at 7:48 pm

    I was so excited to make these for my dad’s birthday. They sounded right up his alley! But I’m sad to say I was very disappointed…I followed the recipe perfectly AND kept them in for 10 extra minutes. They came out of the oven looking perfect on top, but they were SO greasy and mushy on the inside..and also lacking flavor. I wish they would’ve turned out because the picture looks fabulous! But instead, they ended up going straight into the trash can…

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    • lauren on February 15th, 2014 at 11:01 pm

      I had a similar experience, the brownies don’t seem to set after cooking/ cooling down. I have liquid seeping out and they feel greasy. Maybe the recipe has too much butter…

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  83. tania on November 1, 2011 at 12:52 am

    I saw this recipe this morning & rushed to get the ingredients so thst i could make them right away. Ive never made brownies from scratch so i didnt think they were gonna turn out. The butter started seperating from the chocolate & i almost freaked out but i continued with the recipe anyway. I realized after they were in the oven that i forgot the vanilla, this was not a problem. The brownies came out wonderful. I would have enjoyed more coconut flavor but still delicious!!! I was very proud & really enjoyed sharing these with friends.

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  84. Casey on November 27, 2011 at 1:55 pm

    You’re a genius!!! Can’t wait to try this, thanks for the recipe:) I love how this combination sounds

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  85. Tiffany on December 5, 2011 at 3:03 pm

    Can this be substituted with semi-sweet chocolate instead of white chocolate? Thanks!

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  86. Sara on May 23, 2013 at 6:11 pm

    How can I make this without the coconut?

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    • Michelle on May 27th, 2013 at 12:37 pm

      Hi Sara, You can omit the coconut, but you may want to throw something else in to balance the flavors (dark chocolate chips, maybe).

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  87. RupertCoupert on June 24, 2013 at 9:25 pm

    I’m going to bake a batch of these tomorrow, and add macadamia nuts!

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  88. Food, Faith, and Other Fabulous Finds on October 3, 2013 at 10:53 pm

    My husband (and I) really love these. Thank you so much for your wonderful blog!

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  89. Moira Anderson on February 26, 2014 at 9:49 pm

    I would like to make these but I only have sweetened coconut. What type of coconut does this recipe use?

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    • Michelle on February 27th, 2014 at 9:40 am

      Hi Moira, You can definitely use sweetened shredded coconut!

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