Monday, June 3, 2013

Secret Recipe Club: Mounds Brownies

                             Secret Recipe Club

This month for the Secret Recipe Club, the recipe swap in which you receive a blog and can choose any recipe to make, I received the Cookaholic Wife.  I have been following Nichole's blog for about 2.5 years now.  When I received her blog, I already had several recipes pinned that I wanted to try and from going through it again I found several other ones to try.  I found a ton of recipes for muffins and a great looking taco calzone recipe. 

Since this month's Secret Recipe Club coincided with Memorial Day, I knew right away that I'd make a dessert from her blog.  I was torn between her cannoli cupcakes and these.  Since my abilities to frost cupcakes is very poor, I decided these brownies were the treat I'd make for our Memorial Day get together.

Mounds Brownies
from Cookaholic Wife
1 stick unsalted butter
1/2 cup cocoa powder
2 eggs
1 cup sugar
1 tsp. vanilla
1/4 cup + 2 tbsp. all purpose flour
1/2 tsp. salt
1 cup shredded sweetened coconut 
pinch of salt
1/2 cup sweetened condensed milk

1) Preheat the oven to 325 and line an 8x8 baking dish with enough foil that the edges hang over the sides of the pans a little. Spray with non-stick cooking spray and set aside.
2) Melt the butter in a small saucepan over low heat. Slowly whisk in the cocoa powder until smooth. Remove from the heat and let sit for 5 minutes.
3) Then whisk in the eggs to the cocoa powder mixture until combined. Next, add the sugar, vanilla, flour and salt.
4) Spread half of the mixture evenly into the prepared baking dish.
5) In another bowl, combine the coconut, salt and condensed milk together. Drop spoonfuls on top of the brownie batter. Top with the remaining batter and bake for 35 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
7) Let cool completely on a wire rack before transferring to the refrigerate to chill for a few hours. 

I don't remember ever having mounds bars, but if they taste like these brownies, I might start eating them more often.  I loved the coconut in the brownies.  The brownie batter created this deep rich fudgey brownie that was great with the coconut.  These brownies in less time than it took to make them...very delicious.  I'll definitely be making these again.
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