Sometimes you feel like a nut, sometimes you don't.
How many of you now have that jingle in your head? I knew it, success.
Wait, you don't remember it..... now I feel old.
I have a dear friend who had surgery this week and I wanted to take her something to show my love. Since she knew I would want to bring her something, she put her request in last week. Gotta love a woman who knows what she wants.
Her request was "something coconut". hmmmm.... what to make.
Then! As I was "pinning" my day away, I came across Mounds Brownies.
Oh yes, this was perfect. Coconutty chocolatey goodness.
I found a few recipes, but then decided to just go with what I thought would work best.
What you will need.....
1 Family Size (9x13) pan of brownies, prepared
5 1/3 Cups shredded, unsweetened coconut
14oz Can sweetened condensed milk
1 ½ Cups powdered sugar
Ganache (recipe below) you will need:
3 tbs light corn syrup
10 oz dark chocolate chips
1/2 tsp vanilla
Prepare brownies according to package directions.While they are cooling, complete the remaining layers.
(not the greatest picture, but you get it)
Pour corn syrup and cream in a medium sauce pan and bring to boil. Pour in chocolate chips and stir until melted and smooth. Remove from heat and add vanilla.
Let cool slightly.
In the bowl of your mixer combine coconut, sweetened condensed milk, and powdered sugar until all ingredients are incorporated.
Spread coconut mixture over brownies.
(My husband can't resist a warm brownie, so he sliced off the edge to "test" them)
Pour ganache over the coconut mixture. Let cool and set up.
Slice, enjoy and share the coconutty love!
Baking from my heart to your kitchen,