Coconut Pecan Frosted Brownies

My Dad loved German chocolate birthday cookie cake topped with that yummy coconut frosting that you can buy in a tub so this is a twist on that childhood favorite that my kids (and my Dad) love.  The homemade frosting is the key to these tasty treats that will surely become a favorite in your family as well.

Mix together 2 packages of brownies following the directions on the box to make the batter. Pour the batter into a large 10 x 15 jelly roll pan and bake at 350° F for the number of minutes shown on the box or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.  Remove brownies from the oven and cool.

Frosting Directions:

1 cup sugar
1 cup evaporated milk
3 egg yolks
½ cup butter
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 ½ cup flaked coconut
1 cup chopped pecans

In a medium-size heavy saucepan, combine together the sugar, evaporated milk, egg yolks and butter bringing it to a boil over medium heat. As soon as the mixture boils, start the timer for 12 minutes (stirring constantly).  After the 12 minutes, remove the mixture from the heat and add the vanilla, coconut and pecans stirring constantly and cooling until the frosting reaches a spreadable consistency.  Be sure not to cool to far or you won't be able to easily frost the brownies.  Spread the frosting over the top of the brownies and then cut into squares to serve to guests.