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!

Coconut Almond Caramel Brownies

Yield: 24 brownies

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 large 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:

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F. Butter the bottom and sides of a 9x13 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.
In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, mix the melted butter and sugar until combined.
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.
Measure out ½ cup of chocolate chunks and set aside. Stir in the rest of the chocolate chunks.
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.
Increase oven temperature to 400 degrees F.
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.
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.
Let cool completely in pan on a cooling rack before lifting out the parchment paper to remove the brownies.

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27 Responses to “Coconut Almond Caramel Brownies”

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    kaliesthoughts — September 18, 2011 @ 2:12 pm

    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 replied: — September 20th, 2011 @ 9:12 pm

      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!

      • kaliesthoughts replied: — September 20th, 2011 @ 9:35 pm

        I will make them and let you know :)

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    Rufus' Food and Spirits Guide — September 18, 2011 @ 2:31 pm

    Wow, that topping is amazing. Great recipe!

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    Margaret Murphy Tripp — September 18, 2011 @ 2:47 pm

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

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    jennknee — September 18, 2011 @ 5:30 pm

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

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    ChgoJohn — September 18, 2011 @ 6:09 pm

    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!

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    Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust — September 18, 2011 @ 7:01 pm

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

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    sportsglutton — September 18, 2011 @ 8:27 pm

    Goodness gracious these look delightlfully dangerous!

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    geet — September 18, 2011 @ 10:10 pm

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

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    Junia @ Mis Pensamientos — September 18, 2011 @ 10:51 pm

    gasp, loaded brownie there!! so good! who were the lucky ppl that devoured these brownies? :)

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    microwavegoddess — September 19, 2011 @ 7:17 am

    YUM reminds me of the girl scout cookie Caramel Delights!

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    Erin — September 19, 2011 @ 7:54 am

    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!

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    Bluejellybeans — September 19, 2011 @ 10:00 am

    Great recipe Christina! They looks amazing

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    Nicole@HeatOvenTo350 — September 19, 2011 @ 12:47 pm

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

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    Steph@stephsbitebybite — September 19, 2011 @ 1:42 pm

    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!

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    Eliot — September 19, 2011 @ 2:26 pm

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

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    Erin @ Dinners, Dishes and Desserts — September 19, 2011 @ 4:33 pm

    Holy Brownie!! This looks amazing!

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    Kim Bee — September 19, 2011 @ 11:41 pm

    OMG I think I love you.

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    Lorraine — September 20, 2011 @ 5:32 am

    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 replied: — September 20th, 2011 @ 9:04 pm

      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. :)

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    Samantha Angela @ Bikini Birthday — September 20, 2011 @ 8:27 am

    Those brownies look SO decadent!

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    Sandi — September 20, 2011 @ 8:38 am

    Your pictures really bring them to life. Great post!

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    Irishbaker — September 20, 2011 @ 10:50 am

    I didn’t think it would be possible to combine so many tasty things in one recipe!

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    freshandfoodie — September 20, 2011 @ 2:57 pm

    How indulgent! Loving the topping on these. Delicious!

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    Lorraine — September 21, 2011 @ 2:59 am

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

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    Lana @ Never Enough Thyme — September 21, 2011 @ 9:05 am

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

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