Sunday, June 5, 2011

What the Macaroon?

My mouth is watering just looking at this picture. Coconut, chocolate, can I get a woo woo?!? (You really should imagine me saying that with attitude or else it sounds stupid!) One of my favorite recipes that my friends beg me to make over and over again. This one will definitely satisfy the chocolate lover in you! Without further ado, I would like to introduce you to the world of Macaroon Brownies!!!

Put in your shopping cart the following:
1 cup butter or margarine softened
2 cups sugar
4 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 cups all purpose flour
1/2 cup baking cocoa
1/2 teaspoon cream of tartar
1/2 cup chopped walnuts or pecans

Macaroon Filling:
1 package flaked coconut (14 ounces)
1 can (14 oz.) sweetened condensed milk
2 teaspoons vanilla extract

3/4 cup sugar
1/4 cup milk
2 tablespoons butter or margarine
1 cup miniature marshmallows
1 cup semi sweet chocolate chips
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

1. In a mixing bowl, cream butter and sugar. Add eggs and vanilla; mix well. Combine flour, cocoa, cream of tartar; gradually add to creamed mixture. Stir in nuts. Spread half of mixture into a greased 13x9x2 inch baking pan.
2. Combine coconut, condensed milk and vanilla;carefully spread over chocolate layer. Top the coconut layer with the remaining chocolate mixture.
3. Bake at 350 for 40-45 minutes or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean. Cool on a wire rack.
4. For frosting, combine sugar, milk and butter in a saucepan over medium to low heat; cook and stir until sugar is dissolved. Add the remaining ingredients. Cook and stir until marshmallows and chips are melted. Cool until mixture reaches spreading consistency, about 25 minutes. Spread over the cooled brownies. Cut into bars.


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