German Chocolate Brownies

Level: Easy
Prep Time: 5 min
Cook Time: 30 min
Cooling Time:
Yields: 12 bars


A rich mixture of chocolate, coconut and pecans makes these 'German chocolate' brownies stand out from the rest.


  • 1 pkg. (16 oz.) NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE® Refrigerated Mini Brownie Bites Bar Dough
  • 1 (16 oz.) container coconut pecan frosting


PREHEAT oven to 350° F. Grease 8-inch-square baking pan.

PLACE whole bar of dough in prepared pan. Allow to soften for 5 to 10 minutes. Using fingertips, pat dough gently to fill pan.

BAKE for 24 to 26 minutes or until wooden pick inserted in center comes out slightly sticky. Cool completely in pan on wire rack.

SPREAD frosting over brownies. Cut into bars.

NOT German Chocolate!

by D. Donna , CA. on Apr. 2012

This recipe should be re named. It is NOT a German chocolate brownie since German's sweet chocolate is not used. It's just a brownie with coconut pecan frosting. (not even a scratch made brownie)It is misleading to those of us who actually cook from scratch AND were searching for an actual German Chocolate Brownie recipe using German's Sweet Chocolate. Great for kids but, not for real bakers. My search continues...


by K. KATHY , South Daytona, FL on Nov. 2009

All I can say is WOW, these are so-o-o good.

German Chocolate Brownies

by K. KATHY , UNIVERSAL CTY, TX on Feb. 2008

These Brownies are so good my husband and i make them once every two weeks.

yummy chocolate brownies!!!!!!!

by n. nicole , chippewa Falls, WI on Aug. 2007

They were really great!!!!!!!! I would make them again!!!!!!!!!! Thanks, nicole

How Great it is!

by J. Jan , BLYTHEVILLE, AR on Jul. 2007

People thought I took hours making these!!!! They disappeared in minutes. These are so easy and so good. Now I know what to do in a "pinch"!

Split and Divide

by S. Serina , TUOLUMNE, CA on Aug. 2006

I like to take the Brownies once they are cut and split them in the middle and add the frosting to the middle as well as to the top. The whole purpose of the brownie is the frosting. I add extra pecans on top for decoration and additional flavor.

German chocolate brownies

by m. mary , ROLLING FORK, MS on Feb. 2006

I am nuts about chocolate, Served it at our fellowship dinner and it went over so big they were asking why I did not fix two.

German Chocolate Brownies

by S. Sheila , GRINNELL, IA on Jan. 2006

My grandkids loved these and asked for more. The one who doesn't like cherries even commented on how she loved them, then asked what was in them and ate more!


by F. FELINA , BONNE TERRE, MO on Jan. 2006

OUTSTANDING.... I made these for a New Years Party! Went over so well....everyone was raveing! Go ahead give em a try you wont be unhappy!

german chocolate brownie

by s. shoya , BROOKLYN, NY on Dec. 2005

This was an easy recipe and a hit with my family they loved it so much that a request was put in for christmas treats. This recipe is one of the best and i can't wait to get in the kitchen and try more great yummies!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!