I love experimenting with new recipes. In fact, it's seldom that I make the same thing twice, especially when it's dessert. The exception would be the white chocolate chex mix (affectionately called "crack" by friends) and Christmas goodies. Since I had 4 events in less than a week that required bringing something sweet, I pursued adventures in brownies. I have no problem using the basic brownie mix on sale at the store and then modifying it. I'm also a big fan of All Recipes online. I like to read the user reviews and then modify recipes as needed. Of the 4 treats I made, two were especially scrumptious and I will share them with you.
Coconut Macaroon Brownies
Basically I just used the coconut filling in this recipe and rather than making the brownies from scratch, made them from a mix (for 9x13 pan) and instead baked them in a 9x9 pan which made them thick which worked well with the filling. Yum!
I followed this recipe exactly, although cooking at altitude, I baked it a few minutes longer. They hold their shape really well, so after cooling in the fridge I cut these into triangles for a different appearance. Really rich...and delicious.