I am all alone this Valentine’s Eve! : ( What!!! You might say. Well I guess that is the price you pay when your boyfriend works in the restaurant industry. Every person who works in the restaurant industry knows that they will be working every Valentine’s Day and every Mother’s Day because those are the two busiest days of the year. In fact this is the first Valentine’s Day in over four years that I, in fact, have not had to work and it is only due to the fact that a few months ago I left the catering/restaurant industry for a job with more ‘normal’ work hours.
So I am at home tonight watching movies, catching up on my blog reading and eating chocolate. What more could a girl ask for on Valentine’s Day; right?!?
This recipe for brownies is a great ‘go to… make in a pinch’ brownie recipe. It uses just a handful of ingredients and whips up in just minutes. The baking and cooling time take the longest but really you could have a pan of brownies ready in about 30-40 minutes with this recipe.
I make these delicious, ooey-gooey brownies all the time but because it is a recipe I make all the time I don’t think to take pictures of it and the one time I did think to take a picture of them the pictures turned out awful and did not do these brownies any justice.
Like I said these yummy, easy, brownies are perfectly when you need a last minute dessert, or you are all alone on Valentine’s Day and want to pamper yourself with chocolate and watch sappy chick flicks! : )
Notes: The brownies are best stored in an air tight container in the fridge. Serve chilled and top with vanilla ice cream and drenched in chocolate syrup and caramel sauce!
German Chocolate Brownies
from Kitchen Concoctions
1 German chocolate cake mix
2/3 cup butter (room temperature)
1 1/2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips
1 tub Coconut-pecan frosting (the kind you find above the cake mixes at the store)
1/2 cup pecans, chopped
1/2 cup sweetened coconut flakes
1/4 cup milk
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Lightly grease a 9X13 pan. In a large bowl using a fork or pastry cutter, cut in butter with the cake mix until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Press 1/2 the mixture (about 2 1/2 cups) into the prepared pan. Bake for 10 minutes.
Sprinkle chocolate chips over hot crust. Empty frosty into a bowl and mix in the pecans and coconut flakes. Drop frosting by tablespoonfuls over chocolate chips. Mix 1/4 cup of milk into the remaining cake mix/butter mixture. Stir to combine. Drop this batter by teaspoonfuls over the frosting. Bake for 25-30 minutes. Cool completely. Cut into squares and refrigerate until served. (These brownies really do taste best cool.)