Chocolate Coconut Brownies

Fudgy brownies with a layer of creamy sweet coconut, topped with a smooth chocolate ganache. A delicious, rich and decadent dessert.

Coconut Brownies - Celebrating Sweets

Most of the recipes I’ve shared lately have included berries or other fruits. In the summer I tend to make mostly fruit-based desserts. But, I decided to take a little break from those with something super decadent and chocolaty.

Although I have quite a few chocolate recipes and coconut recipes here, I realized that there were no recipes that included both chocolate and coconut. What?! It was time to change that, and I’m happy to say this recipe is the perfect marriage of both flavors.

Coconut Brownies ~ Celebrating Sweets

You’re going to want to grab a glass of milk because these brownies are unapologetically rich. Three layers of decadence: fudgy brownies topped with creamy coconut and finished with a smooth chocolate ganache. I like to think of these as a combination of a brownie, coconut macaroon, and Mounds candy bar. If you like coconut and chocolate, you will absolutely love sinking your teeth into these thick, gooey brownies.

Indulgent? Yes. But totally necessary. 😉

Feel free to use your favorite homemade or boxed brownie recipe for the base. Here is my go-to brownie recipe. It is made in one bowl and they always comes out perfectly chewy and fudgy. Enjoy!

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Chocolate Coconut Brownies
 
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Fudgy brownies with a layer of creamy sweet coconut topped with a smooth chocolate ganache. A delicious rich and decadent dessert.
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Recipe type: Dessert, brownie
Serves: 12-16
Ingredients
Coconut filling:
  • 6 ounces cream cheese, at room temperature
  • ⅓ cup heavy cream or half and half
  • 3 tablespoons powdered sugar
  • ½ teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 3 cups sweetened, shredded coconut
Chocolate ganache:
  • ⅓ cup heavy cream or half and half
  • 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
  • additional shredded coconut for garnish, optional
Instructions
Coconut filling:
  1. Using a hand mixer or stand mixer, beat the cream cheese, cream or half and half, powdered sugar, and vanilla until smooth. Add the coconut and beat for another minute to thoroughly combine.
  2. Dump the coconut mixture on top of the cooled brownies and spread it around into an even layer. Refrigerate while you prepare the ganache.
For the ganache:
  1. In a small saucepan over medium-low heat, combine the cream and chocolate chips. Stir until melted and smooth. Remove from the heat and allow to cool for a couple of minutes. Pour the ganache over the coconut topped brownies, smoothing the top. If you'd like to sprinkle the top of the brownies with additional shredded coconut, do so now, while the ganache is still soft.
  2. Return the brownies to the fridge for at least an hour for the ganache to firm up before cutting and serving.
Notes
These brownies are best stored in the fridge.

Filling adapted from Baking a Moment

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Comments

  1. Bernadette says

    Could the brownie & coconut layers be made ahead of time and frozen and, later, add the chocolate layer just before serving? Thank You! soooooo yummy…..

    • Celebrating Sweets says

      Hi Bernadette. Absolutely! These brownies freeze really well, I don’t see any reason why that wouldn’t work. Enjoy!

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