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Tropical brownies for my seven beautiful Valentines

I made these for my seven beautiful Valentines.  They are Flo Braker’s Tropical Nighte Brownies…with a few tweaks of course.  I found the recipe in The New Taste of Chocolate.  They’re loaded with toasted coconut and cashews, and just a hint of dark rum.  Yummy.

Tropical Brownies

  • 10 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 5 ounces bittersweet chocolate ( I used Scharffen Berger)
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 3 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1 tablespoon dark rum
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/2 cup plus 1 tablespoon unsifted all purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup coconut flakes, toasted
  • 1/4 cup cashews, coarsely chopped

Place rack in the lower third of the oven preheated to 350°.

In a small saucepan, melt the butter and chocolate over low heat.  Remove from heat and add both sugars.  Pour into a large mixing bowl and allow to cool for 5 minutes.

Add egg, rum and vanilla, stir until just combined.  Stir in flour and salt, and then the coconut and cashew.

Spread batter in an 8″ square pan lined with parchment paper.  Bake for 22 minutes.  Cool completely.

Cooled brownies, ready to cut.

My seven beautiful Valentines.  XOXO, Marge.

One thought on “Tropical brownies for my seven beautiful Valentines

  1. So Sweet Marge! Thanks for the delicious dinner & the brownies were the perfect ending. (Even if I know all the ingredients now. Ha!) It was great to see everyone again. Happy Valentine’s to you too,

    Love ya,

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