Dark Chocolate Coconut Brownies

Can there ever be a bad brownie?  I guess if it is too dry or way too under cooked.  But really, if you are a chocolate lover, a rich fudgy brownie can be a little bit of heaven.  Add other favorite flavors and your heaven increases.  This is my slice of heaven for today, would only be made perfect if I were eating these with my whole family sitting around me!

Brownie Batter:
1¹⁄3 cups flour
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1 cup butter
1/2 cup Special Dark unsweetened cocoa
1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa
2 cups sugar
4 eggs
1 tsp vanilla
1 cup nuts (optional)

Coconut Layer:
3 cups shredded coconut, chopped fine
1 (14 oz) can sweetened condensed milk
1 tsp vanilla

Preheat oven to 350°.  Line 13”x9” baking pan with foil and spray with non-stick spray.

In small bowl, stir together flour, baking powder, and salt.  Melt butter in large saucepan, remove from heat.  Stir in cocoa, sugar, eggs, and vanilla.  Stir in dry ingredients and nuts if using.  Spread half of brownie batter into bottom of prepared pan.  In medium bowl, stir together coconut, sweetened condensed milk, and vanilla.  Carefully layer coconut batter over brownies batter in pan (I used my fingers to drop coconut batter in little bits evenly over top of brownie layer.  Top with remaining chocolate batter (if batter has thickened, microwave for about 12-15 seconds to thin so spreads more easily).  Pour over and spread gently.

Bake for 40 to 45 minutes, until top center is set.  Cool in pan before removing with foil to cutting board, pull foil away, and cut into bars.  Refrigerate, when cold brownies cut into clean squares.

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