It's time for another 3-ingredient challenge in the Melanie Makes/Lulu Bakes monthly recipe series I'm participating in with Melanie Bauer from Melanie Makes! I really look forward to these challenges, and feel like every recipe so far has been a total winner. This month, Melanie chose our three ingredients: chocolate, coconut, and caramel. You really can't go wrong with a combination like that, but I actually had a really hard time figuring out what I wanted to make. Pretty much every recipe I thought of was kind of boring, like, "Been there, done that." And then it occurred to me that I didn't need to reinvent the wheel with this. I could just take something that's already delicious, like a brownie, and make it a little special. Because who doesn't love a dressed-up brownie?!
I started with my favorite from-scratch brownie recipe, and topped it with homemade caramel, sweet coconut flakes, and crunchy pecans. The brownie layer is dense and fudgy, and the topping is chewy and sweet, and sticks to your teeth in the best possible way. Folks, I think we have another winner!
Be sure to stop by Melanie Makes today to see what amazing treat Melanie came up with using our three ingredients, and read on for the Caramel Coconut Pecan Brownie recipe!