Mounds Brownies

Hi everyone!

It’s What’s Cookin’? Wednesday!

There has been a recipe floating around on Facebook recently that I just had to try. Personally, I’m more of an Almond Joy fan, but coconut surrounded by chocolate is always a winner no matter what you call it!

Actually, the version I made tasted more like an Almond Joy brownie (without the almonds!) because I used milk chocolate frosting, instead of dark chocolate, because that’s what I already had on hand.

The recipe calls for a Family Size box of brownie mix… I don’t know how anyone else’s brownies turn out, but whenever I bake them in a 9×13 pan (per the box instructions)… they always seem to be too thin, so I usually just bake them in a 9×9 pan- for 5 minutes less than the recommended baking time, and they come out fudgy and perfect each and every time!

For this recipe, I did use the 9×13 pan, but next time I’ll try the smaller one.  One change I had to make was the amount of frosting- I thought I had a nearly full container in the fridge, but it turned out to be only half full (it’s been a REALLY long summer!).  In my opinion, that was “just enough” topping for this delicious dessert!

Soooooooo….. if you like either of those candy bars, then you will LOVE these brownies… I know MY family did 😉

Mounds Brownies

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook/Bake Time: 35 minutes

Total Time: 50 minutes


  • 1 Family Size (9x13) box of brownie mix
  • 1 (14 oz.) package of sweetened shredded coconut
  • 1 (14 oz.) can of sweetened condensed milk
  • 1-1/2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 container of prepared frosting (or less, depending on your taste and choice of pan size)


  1. Prepare the brownies according to the package directions (or your usual preference); let cool completely
  2. Blend the sweetened condensed milk with the powdered sugar until thoroughly mixed
  3. Add coconut, and stir well
  4. Spread the coconut mixture over the cooled brownies
  5. Remove all foil from frosting container and microwave entire container at 10 second intervals, stirring well after each interval, until frosting becomes "pourable"
  6. Pour the melted frosting over the top of the coconut mixture
  7. Refrigerate until frosting has "set up" - overnight is best


The "Family-Size" box of brownie mix usually bakes up pretty thin in a 9"x13" pan, so I generally take them out of the oven approximately 5 minutes sooner than the recommended baking time... otherwise, they taste a little on the "overbaked" side...

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The filling really does taste like the candy bar… the chocolate brownies are just an added BONUS!

Oh, and to my family: Guess what I’m bringing to the family reunion this weekend 😉

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