Brownies with Coconut Icing

Yield

20 brownies

Brownie Ingredients

3/4 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup butter or margarine, cut into pieces
2 tablespoons water
1 (8 ounce) box semi-sweet chocolate baking bars, broken into pieces
2 large eggs
1 cup all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt

Icing Ingredients

2 cups sweetened flaked coconut
1 cup brown sugar, packed
1/4 cup butter or margarine, melted
1/4 cup evaporated milk

Directions

Preheat oven to 350°F (177°C). Grease a 13 x 9-inch baking pan using Pan Release or cooking spray.

In a heavy-duty saucepan, stirring constantly, heat sugar, butter and water just to boiling. Remove from heat. Add baking bars. Stir 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 on wire rack for 20 minutes.

In a medium bowl, combine coconut, brown sugar, butter and evaporated milk. Spread over cooled brownies. Broil 4 inches from heat for 3 to 4 minutes or until coconut is golden brown. Cool completely on wire rack. Cut into squares.

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