Brownies With Coconut Frosting

Level: Intermediate
Prep Time: 20 min
Cook Time: 25 min
Cooling Time: 20 min
Yields: 24 servings (2 dozen)


Brownies With Coconut Frosting have a creamy white layer of frosting. A quick turn under the broiler just toasts the coconut adding extra eye appeal. It's amazing what a difference a little broiling makes in this simple and delicious dessert.


  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter or margarine, cut into pieces
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 8 oz. NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE® Semi-Sweet Chocolate Baking Bar, broken into pieces
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups flaked coconut
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup butter or margarine, melted
  • 1/4 cup NESTLÉ® CARNATION® Evaporated Milk


oven to 350° F. Grease 13 x 9-inch baking pan.

HEAT, stirring constantly, sugar, butter and water in large, heavy-duty saucepan just to boiling. Remove from heat. Add broken baking bars; stir just until melted. Stir in eggs one at a time. Add flour, vanilla extract, baking soda and salt; stir well. Spread into prepared baking pan.

BAKE for 16 to 20 minutes or until wooden pick inserted in center comes out slightly sticky. Cool in pan for 20 minutes.

coconut, brown sugar, butter and evaporated milk in medium bowl. Spread over cooled brownies. Broil 4 inches from heat for 3 to 4 minutes or until golden brown.


by T. Tracy , Cheyenne, WY on Jul. 2008

I LOVE Brownies and this is the best recipe ever!! I took this dessert to a potluck at work and they were all gone before I got to get one. Everyone loved them and knew they weren't the box kind. I even did a half of batch without the coconuts on top. No more store bought box mixes!

Simply Sinful

by K. KEIAVA , ANAHEIM, CA on May. 2006

This has got to be one of the best treats I have ever tasted. It was easy to make and had all my favorite cravings. Chocolate, coconut, and brownies. I added white chocolate morsels to the brownies. Yummmmmmm.

Love That Coconut

by P. Patricia , Dallas, TX on Mar. 2006

Easy to make and very tasty. My family absolutely loves coconut and this recipe is a keeper.

Excellent Brownies

by J. Jayna , LORENA, TX on Feb. 2006

For someone who considers herself to be a connoisseur of brownies, I have tons of brownie recipes. That's what everyone expects me to bring to family gatherings - my most recent brownie "find". This one has to rate right up there close to the top. And I prefer my brownies un-iced; this recipe is the exception to that rule - the icing makes this brownie. Definitely a keeper.

Brownies With Coconut Frosting

by P. Patricia , Queensbury, NY on Jan. 2006

We tried this recipe and it is soooooo good. It's easy to make and maintains flavor for several days, if they last that long.


by F. Funmi , LOUISVILLE, KY on Oct. 2005

This is a darling with my kids, it's simply awesome and delicious.


by D. DANA , FREDERICK, MD on Aug. 2005

I used my favorite brownie recipe with this frosting. Everyone loved it! Easy to make a big hit!

Brownies for Coconut Lovers

by B. Barb , HARRISON, OH on Aug. 2005

If you love coconut, you will love these brownies. My husband does not care for brownies, but when you add the coconut frosting even he can't pass them up. They are incredibly easy to make. Also, a great item to take to an event. Can't wait to make the next batch.

brownies w/coconut frosting

by D. Debbie , MARION, NY on Jul. 2005

The brownies were good, but the frosting is VERY sweet! A little goes a long way especially if you don't have a big sweet tooth.

Created a stir

by C. Cynthia , TERRA ALTA, WV on Jul. 2005

I like that this recipe is mixed in one pan so you dirty only a spoon, pan and baking dish. I made it for family gatherings around the Fourth of July and even people who don't normally like coconut ate it and loved it. It is incredibly rich and fudgy and practically melts in your mouth. It freezes well and is delicious cold. I'll add this to my Christmas cookie tray, too.