cherry coconut brownies

February 25, 2014

It is not all that often that I make things from box mixes, but I just happened to have a box of brownie mix in the pantry that I bought for something completely different and decided to finally use it.  With a twist, of course.


I added in some homemade cherry pie filling and coconut.  That’s it!  Just a little extra love and there we have a dreamy, black-forest-like brownie that was a cinch to make.


Once you mix up your brownie mix, add 1/2 cup flaked coconut.  I used Bob’s Red Mill Unsweetened Flaked Coconut, but any coconut will do.  Pour the mix into your prepared pan. Then, scoop some pie filling onto the brownie batter, in various spots, and swirl in with a butter knife.   This is very scientific, I know.  Oh, and I used 1/2 cup.


And a word on my cherry pie filling.  It was actually supposed to be a syrup but I cooked it too long so now it is a gel that I call cherry pie filing.  There are no cherry pieces, it is pretty thick, but it tasted too amazing to let it go. So I jarred it up and figured I would do something with it.  Minor failure turned success!


This brownie is oh-so-chewy and outright amazing, and now that I have an open jar of pie filling, I can see myself grabbing another box of brownie mix so that I can make more.  (I apologize to my friends and family in advance.)


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  • Reply Amy @ Homey Oh My! February 25, 2014 at 4:02 pm

    I can SEE how soft and chewy these must be!! They look amazingly delicious.

    • Reply Anne February 26, 2014 at 10:37 am

      So yummy! Thanks for stopping by!

  • Reply rea February 25, 2014 at 4:54 pm

    hmm…that just looks delish anne♥

    thanks for sharing it over at The DIY’ers!


    • Reply Anne February 26, 2014 at 10:38 am

      Thanks for visiting!

  • Reply Shelly March 2, 2014 at 7:04 pm

    Oh, swoon! I think I can smell them….. :)

  • Reply Cathy March 4, 2014 at 11:26 am

    Thank you for linking up at Tasty Tuesdays! Your post has been pinned to my Recipes from Tasty Tuesday board. I can’t wait to see what you link up this week!
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  • Reply Linda March 6, 2014 at 9:06 pm

    Yummy and beautiful, as usual. Linda

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