Coconut Almond Caramel Brownies

Rich, fudgy, deep dark chocolate brownie topped with a creamy caramel layer and sprinkled with chocolate chunks, toasted coconut and toasted almonds. It doesn’t get much better than this! These brownies have some of my favorite things-coconut, almonds, caramel and chocolate. Seriously, how can you go wrong? 🙂 If you are looking for the ultimate crowd pleasing dessert, look no further! These chocolately brownies are sure to satisfy any sweet tooth! So rich, so chocolately, so delicious!

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Coconut Almond Caramel Brownies

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Ingredients:

  • 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, melted
  • 1 ½ cups sugar
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 4 eggs
  • 12 oz. bag dark chocolate chunks, divided
  • 2 – 14 oz. cans dulce de leche
  • 1/2 cup shredded coconut
  • 1/2 cup sliced almonds

Directions:

  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F. Butter the bottom and sides of a 9×13 inch metal baking pan. Put a long piece of parchment paper in the bottom of the pan, letting the parchment extend up two sides of the pan and overhang slightly on both ends. (This will make it easy to remove the bars from the pan after they have baked.) Butter the parchment.
  2. In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, mix the melted butter and sugar until combined.
  3. In a large bowl whisk together, the cocoa powder, flour and salt. Add to the butter mixture and mix until combined. Beat in eggs (one at a time) and vanilla extract until combined.
  4. Measure out ½ cup of chocolate chunks and set aside. Stir in the rest of the chocolate chunks.
  5. Spread the mixture into the prepared baking dish and bake for 20-25 minutes, or until toothpick inserted into the center comes out with just a few moist crumbs attached.
  6. Increase oven temperature to 400 degrees F.
  7. Gently spread the dulce de leche evenly over the brownies. Sprinkle the coconut, almonds and remaining chocolate chunks over the top and gently press into the dulce de leche.
  8. Place on the top rack of the oven to toast the coconut and almonds for 2-5 minutes. Watching closely so the coconut doesn’t burn.
  9. Let cool completely in pan on a cooling rack before lifting out the parchment paper to remove the brownies.

Yields: 24 brownies

Source: A Spicy Perspective

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25 Responses to Coconut Almond Caramel Brownies

  1. kaliesthoughts says:

    I love this recipe…looks yummy though…If youre allergic to nuts(almonds included) and coconut do you think it would be good without them?

    • Christina says:

      I bet they would still be delicious! Brownies with a gooey caramel layer? Oh yeah! You could try sprinkling some mini chocolate chips on top of the caramel layer instead of the almonds and coconut if you wanted to get really crazy! 😉 If you give them a try I would love to hear how they turn out for you!

  2. Wow, that topping is amazing. Great recipe!

  3. Oooooh, yummy! Those are many of my favorite ingredients as well. BUZZ!!!!

  4. jennknee says:

    I love the fact that you just combined all things ever delicious and made them one together!! Holy cow. Good work. GOOD work!

  5. ChgoJohn says:

    Caramel-topped chocolate brownies would have been good enough for me. Adding the almonds, coconut, and chocolate chunks knocked it out of the park. Great recipe!

  6. Oh gosh. Um, I need these now. I want to eat my computer screen!

  7. Goodness gracious these look delightlfully dangerous!

  8. geet says:

    Oh my goodness….this is super yummy. I love brownies but this is a must try recipe. Thanks for posting.

  9. gasp, loaded brownie there!! so good! who were the lucky ppl that devoured these brownies? 🙂

  10. YUM reminds me of the girl scout cookie Caramel Delights!

  11. Erin says:

    The only way these could be better is if peanut butter was somehow in them – but I don’t think that’s possible because they sound great as is!

  12. Great recipe Christina! They looks amazing

  13. Pretty much the most delicious looking thing I’ve seen all day, and maybe all week. Yum!

  14. WHOA!! I don’t think there’s one thing that could make these any better. Unless they were served with a huge bowl of ice cream!

  15. Eliot says:

    These look delish and sinful! So, in other words, a perfect dessert.

  16. Kim Bee says:

    OMG I think I love you.

  17. Lorraine says:

    Hi. I live in South Africa and have no idea what dulce de leche is????????? Is it a caramel condensed milk? I would love to try these they look absolutely divine.

    • Christina says:

      Lorraine,
      Dulce de leche is caramelized condensed milk. If you cannot find dulce de leche in a grocery store you can make it at home from sweetened condensed milk. Here are step-by-step directions on how to make homemade dulce de leche. 🙂

  18. Sandi says:

    Your pictures really bring them to life. Great post!

  19. How indulgent! Loving the topping on these. Delicious!

  20. Lorraine says:

    Thank you. I thought it might be that, yes we can buy tins of readymade caramelised condensed milk here too.

  21. Oh, my goodness! This may just be the perfect brownie.

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