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

Prep Time: 25 minutes

Cook Time: 55 minutes

Yield: 24 2-inch brownies

Caramel Coconut Pecan Brownies


  • 4 ounces unsweetened chocolate
  • 1 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3 cups semisweet chocolate chips, divided
  • 2 cups sweetened flaked coconut
  • 1 & 1/2 cups chopped pecans
  • 14 ounces sweetened condensed milk


Preheat oven to 350°. Grease and flour a 9"x 13"x 2" baking pan.

Place chocolate in a microwave-safe bowl. Heat in microwave in 30-second increments until chocolate melts when stirred. Stir until smooth.

Using an electric mixer on medium speed, beat butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time, mixing just until blended after each addition. Add melted chocolate and beat until combined.

Decrease mixer speed to low and gradually add flour. Mix just until blended. Stir in vanilla and 1 cup chocolate chips.

Transfer batter into prepared pan and spread evenly. Sprinkle coconut, 2 cups chocolate chips, and pecans over batter. Pour condensed milk evenly over top.

Bake 50-55 minutes, or until edges are browned and center is set. Cool completely in pan on wire rack before cutting into bars.


Recipe adapted from Southern Living.

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  1. Cedar January 11, 2008 Reply

    Oh my, I need chocolate after reading this post!

  2. Katie January 12, 2008 Reply

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

  3. peabody January 12, 2008 Reply

    Those are certainly packed with goodness.

  4. betz January 12, 2008 Reply

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

  5. Jessica January 12, 2008 Reply

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

  6. Dianne January 12, 2008 Reply

    Chocolate, caramel and coconut…Yum! Those look fantastic! :)

  7. jennifer January 12, 2008 Reply

    Thanks, everyone!

  8. Hendria January 12, 2008 Reply

    Wow…you can not loose with that combination….

  9. JEP January 12, 2008 Reply

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

  10. Michelle January 12, 2008 Reply

    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. Evelin January 13, 2008 Reply

    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. jennifer January 13, 2008 Reply

    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. Tracy January 13, 2008 Reply

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

  14. Alejandra January 13, 2008 Reply

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

  15. jennifer January 13, 2008 Reply

    Tracy, one brownie does not kill a diet. Five or six is a different story. :-)

    Alejandra, thanks! Nice to meet another coconut fan.

  16. Julie O'Hara January 14, 2008 Reply

    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. Suzana January 14, 2008 Reply

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

  18. Lori January 14, 2008 Reply

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


  19. jennifer January 14, 2008 Reply

    Julie, Suzana, and Lori – thanks!

  20. canarygirl January 15, 2008 Reply

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

  21. laura January 15, 2008 Reply

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

  22. jennifer January 15, 2008 Reply

    Canarygirl, they certainly are! But so worth it.

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

  23. gina January 18, 2008 Reply

    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. jennifer January 18, 2008 Reply

    Gina, I’m glad you both liked them!

  25. Dianna January 13, 2009 Reply

    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 :)

  27. Terra January 17, 2013 Reply

    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. jennifer January 17, 2013 Reply

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

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