These brownies are worth reposting about. My grandma came over the other night for dinner and we picked up La Frontera (my arteries tightened with each bite I took). My husband spotted a box of Costco's Triple Fudge Brownie Mix on top of the refrigerator and asked if I would make those for dessert. I thought, why not? But of course, I had to jazz them up! I can't just serve a boxed dessert! So, a little tweaking to the brownie batter and a sweet and salty topping was perfect.
To the already outrageous brownie mix, I added cocoa powder, an extra egg yolk and a good splash of vanilla. After I poured the chocolate batter into the pan, I topped it off with a salty/sweet coconut mixture. To die for!! The brownies were so rich and fudgy and the topping is just scrumptious! Serve these with a scoop of vanilla ice cream and you have a great dessert for any occasion.Brownie Recipe of your choice, or try mine.
Coconut Topping (makes enough to top a 9x9 pan of brownies)
3/4 cup sweetened flaked coconut
3/4 cup almonds (or pecans, walnuts), chopped
1/4 cup packed brown sugar
1/8 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
1/4-1/2 c. mini-chocolate chips (I used white chocolate chips and they were delicious!)
In a bowl stir together topping ingredients EXCEPT chocolate chips until combined well. When topping has cooled, add chocolate chips.
After spreading brownie batter of choice evenly in a 9x9 pan, sprinkle with topping. Bake brownies according to recipe. Cover with foil for last 15 minutes. DON'T overcook. They will seem a little gooey due to the melted chocolate pieces and the topping will be browned.