Coconut Brownies

This Coconut Brownies recipe features a rich, fudgy brownies layer topped with creamy coconut, chocolate chips, and nuts! It really is the best indulgent recipe ever!  

Three brownies with coconut toppings are stacked. The text above it reads: Brownie Magic Bars.

Do you know that saying, the space between the notes are as important as the notes themselves? I kind of feel the same way about this Coconut Brownies recipe. I know. I’m getting philosophical today, but if you think of the quiet spot after the first note leading you to the next, you could say the same about a good dessert. It’s the space and time after the first bite that leads you to the second. It’s all as it should be.

I have to confess to having fairly immature taste buds for most of my life. I used to say I wasn’t a picky eater, but when I think about it, I really was.

There was a lot of foods I hated and wouldn’t touch – like beets and tomatoes. I wouldn’t even go near a salad that used to have tomatoes on it, I hated them that much. Chickpeas? Blech!

But put a brownie in front of me and I was like a kid at a candy store. See? How immature is that!

A vegan condensed milk is spread over vegan brownies in a baking dish. A bowl of chocolate chips is behind it.

So today my taste buds have evolved. A lot! For example, today I love things like tomatoes and beets…and chickpeas. Also, I eat salads, and broccoli, and veggie burgers. I love things like guacamole, beans and rice, and steamed green beans.

I’m proud of all that healthiness in my life!

But that doesn’t mean I don’t still enjoy some brownies, especially these brownies with coconut.

Looking into a 9X13 baking dish full of Brownie Magic Bars with a slice removed, showing lots of vegan condensed milk.

How to Make Coconut Brownies

It’s pretty easy to make these coconut topped brownies. Here are the steps.

Step One: Make the Brownie Base

In a large microwave-safe mixing bowl combine the chocolate chips and vegan butter. Heat for about 30 seconds until the chocolate begins to melt. Stir and return to the microwave for another 15 seconds. Stir and repeat until the chocolate is melted.

Add the flax egg, vanilla, plant-based milk, and brown sugar. Stir until well combined.

In a separate bowl stir together the flour and salt. Pour the flour mixture into the chocolate mixture and stir until just combined. You don’t want to overmix this step.

Spread the brownie layer into a prepared baking pan. Place in the oven and bake for about 15 minutes.

Step Two: Sweet Coconut Layer

In the meantime, prepare your Sweetened Almond Condensed Milk by combing the almond milk, corn starch, and sugar in a large, microwave-safe bowl. Stir until there aren’t any lumps from the corn starch. Microwave for about a minute and stir. Repeat this until the mixture is nice and thick, usually about 3 minutes. Then add the vanilla and give it one more stir to combine. Set aside until the brownies are ready.

After 15 minutes of baking, remove the brownies from the oven, top with the Sweetened Almond Condensed Milk, and top that with the coconut, chocolate chips, and chopped walnuts. Return the brownies to the oven and bake for another 10-15 minutes.

Remove the coconut cream brownies from the oven and cool before serving.

A brownie topped with coconut, chocolate chips and nuts sits on a wooden counter.

Coconut Brownie Bars

The brownie base is rich and decadent. Then there’s a layer of something divine. Silky. Smooth. Sweet, syrupy condensed almond milk infused with coconut flakes. Flaky. Flavorful. You know we can’t end things there. Because to remind us of where we started, we’ll end with a chorus of more chocolate. Gooey. Rich. Dark chocolate chips And finally. Finally. You arrive at the walnuts. Just a hint in each bite. Crunchy. Nutty. Complete.

Tasty Vegan Chocolate Recipes

Do you love vegan chocolate recipes? Here are some more that will be right up your alley:

Three Brownie Magic Bars with coconut, chocolate, and a sweet almond milk layer are stacked on a wooden table next to a fork.
Coconut chocolate brownies is an indulgent dessert!

You know what would make me happier than Eddie Van Halen in a guitar shop? If you made these Chocolate Coconut Brownies for yourself and shared a photo with me using #NamelyMarly on Instagram.

Coconut Brownies are stacked three high!

Coconut Brownies

Enjoy these coconut brownies made with a dark chocolate brownie base, sweetened almond milk middle and dark chocolate chips and coconut topping.
5 from 1 vote
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Coconut Brownies
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes
Servings: 12
Calories: 376kcal
Author: Namely Marly

Ingredients

Sweetened Condensed Almond Milk

  • 1 cup almond milk
  • ½ cup granulated sugar
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla

Toppings:

  • 1 cup coconut flakes
  • 1/2 cup chocolate chips
  • ½ cup walnuts chopped

Instructions

  • Heat your oven to 350F and spray the bottom of an 9 inch square baking pan with vegetable cooking spray.
  • In a large microwave-safe mixing bowl combine the chocolate chips and vegan butter. Heat for about 30 seconds until the chocolate begins to melt. Stir and return to the microwave for another 15 seconds. Stir and repeat until the chocolate is melted.
  • Add the flax egg, vanilla, plant-based milk, and brown sugar. Stir until well combined.
  • In a separate bowl stir together the flour and salt. Pour the flour mixture into the chocolate mixture and stir until just combined. You don’t want to overmix this step.
  • Spread the brownie layer into your prepared baking pan. Place in the oven and bake for about 15 minutes.
  • In the meantime, prepare your Sweetened Almond Condensed Milk by combing the almond milk, corn starch, and sugar in a large, microwave-safe bowl. Stir until there aren’t any lumps from the corn starch. Microwave for about a minute and stir. Repeat this until the mixture is nice and thick, usually about 3 minutes. Then add the vanilla and give it one more stir to combine. Set aside until the brownies are ready.
  • After 15 minutes of baking, remove the brownies from the oven, top with the Sweetened Almond Condensed Milk, and top that with the coconut, chocolate chips, and chopped walnuts. Return the brownies to the oven and bake for another 10-15 minutes.
  • Remove from the oven and cool before serving.

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Nutrition Facts
Coconut Brownies
Amount Per Serving
Calories 376 Calories from Fat 171
% Daily Value*
Fat 19g29%
Saturated Fat 8g40%
Cholesterol 1mg0%
Sodium 156mg7%
Potassium 202mg6%
Carbohydrates 50g17%
Fiber 4g16%
Sugar 34g38%
Protein 5g10%
Vitamin A 415IU8%
Vitamin C 1mg1%
Calcium 81mg8%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

The nutrition information shown is an estimate provided by an online nutrition calculator and should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist’s advice.

Whatever coconut fudge brownies bars you’re conjuring up, enjoy!

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10 Responses to Coconut Brownies

  1. Hey 🙂 My dog, these look lush! I’m in the UK though and need a little clarification on the sugar…….when you say brown sugar would that be what we call demerara (which is like, granular) or soft (which is more like sand)? Many thanks!

    • Hi Jen. You know, “My dog” is not a common saying here in the states, but I like it! It may be my new saying of choice! 🙂 What we refer to as “brown sugar” is basically granulated sugar combined with molasses. Here’s a link to a recipe for homemade brown sugar. Hope this helps!

  2. That looks amazing! Can’t wait to try it! To make it in a 9*13 inch pan, should I make one and half the recipe or should I double it? Thank you!

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