Some may argue that brownies are nearly perfect as it is, even box mix brownies. And I can’t argue with that. But sometimes you want a little something different.
Awhile back I posted a recipe for Coconut Brownies. This is a variation on that theme, for use with a boxed brownie mix. It’s very simple: stir in 1 teaspoon coconut extract with the liquid ingredients (oil, egg, etc.) and after mixing the wet ingredients and the mix , fold in 3/4 c. shredded coconut.
Sprinkle another 1/8 to 1/4 cup coconut on top for fancy (and to warn non-coconut lovers), and bake as the package directs.
Mmmm. Tastes like Mounds bars. A sprinkle of almonds on top and in the mix might make it Almond Joy.