Caramel Coconut Brownies {KitchenAid, Keurig & Kindle Paperwhite Giveaway}


Have I got a holiday treat for you, and this one’s a doozy! To me, the best parts of the holidays are spent curled up in some cozy pajamas with a roaring fire, a good book, and a hot cup of coffee. Maybe even a cookie on the side. (Yes, it does get that cold in SoCal….occasionally). The parties and shopping can be fun, but I’m more of a low-key holiday gal.

The Hubs and I love to spend Christmas morning in this fashion. We’ll drink coffee and bloody marys, make waffles for breakfast, and spend the day watching movies and playing with our Christmas loot. In the afternoon I’ll hit the kitchen again, and make us an indulgent dinner, and we’ll drink “the good wine”. For us, its ideal.

If you love a low key holiday like I do, then you are going to lose your mind over this giveaway! Some friends and I have gotten together to bring you all the relaxing, no fuss, holiday essentials. Three lucky winners will win either a

  • 5 quart Artisan Series KitchenAid stand mixer (winner’s choice of color)
  • Keurig K65 Special Edition Brewing System
  • Kindle Paperwhite Touch Screen E-Reader

Comforts of Home

Amazing right?!?! I suppose if you were feeling the holiday spirit you COULD give these away as awesome gifts, but if you just want to keep them to yourself then that’s cool with me too. You deserve it!

I highly recommend you bake up a delectable batch of these gooey, caramel-coconut brownies, slip on your coziest pajamas and slippers, and curl up on your couch with your laptop and get to entering this giveaway. Not only can you gain extra entries by liking some fabulous Facebook pages, you may find a new blog you love in the process. I can’t think of a better way to kick off December!



Caramel Coconut Brownies


  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup soft caramel candies, roughly chopped
  • 1/2 cup flaked coconut


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. In a medium bowl stir together flour, baking powder and salt. Set aside.
  3. In a large saucepan, melt butter over medium heat. Whisk in brown sugar. Continue whisking for 3 minutes until sugar begins to dissolve.
  4. Remove from heat and cool slightly.
  5. Whisk in eggs and vanilla, then stir in flour mixture.
  6. Pour batter into a greased 9X9 baking dish.
  7. Dot the surface of the batter with chocolate chips and caramel pieces. Top with coconut.
  8. Bake for 30-35 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.
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  1. I’d most like to see a lovely stand mixer under my Christmas tree :+)

  2. Wow, Betsy! Nice Giveaway! Not sure which one I’d choose, but I sure would like a brownie with my coffee!

  3. Those look AMAZING! I would love the mixer to try to make my own. :)

  4. World peace!

  5. I could really use the coffee maker – the bottom of our old style regular coffee maker is completely rusted!!!! But I have no luck so here is hoping !!!! Love your emails and blog – you have great idea’s and recipes- please don’t stop!!!

  6. I’d love the Kindle but all three gifts are fantastic. What a great giveaway. Thanks for the chance to win.

  7. Oh My Brownies, these look amazing Betsy! I am definitely going to making these this holiday season! Nom!

  8. paula rothman MD says:

    the kindle!!! thanks!

  9. I would love the kindle.

  10. Oh my gawd. This is my favorite blog ever. And if I had to pick – I’d go with the Keurig.

  11. I would love to see a Kitchenaid mixer!

  12. Cyndi Morton says:

    Definitely the KitchenAid! I have worn mine out with lots of use. A new one would be so wonderful. :)

  13. Too many good choices!! I think my winner would have to be the Mixer! It would be a wonderful change from my little hand mixer. ;-)

  14. i’d like to see a pizza peel!

  15. A Keurig, it has been on my wishlist for a long time!!!!

  16. Jen Koltse says:

    I want all three! Betsy, those coconut brownies look awesome…I may add them to me christmas “cookie” list!

  17. I’d love to own the Keurig!

  18. Those brownies sound delicious!! I could definitely use a bigger stand mixer…I was just thinking as baking my first batches of cookies this weekend!

  19. Joan Demshock says:

    Would love the coffee maker. Recently learned to love coffee, but live al8ne, and only have a basic coffee maker. Hard to brrw for just one.

  20. I wonder why my whole house isn’t waddling around this time of year. I bake enough as is, but with the many recipes I find here, I seem to be baking more than ever. And I will certainly be baking these for treats for all my kids’ teachers.

  21. Homemade baked goods and a stand mixer :)

  22. 1) those brownies look way too good at 10am
    2) I might die of joy if I won that stand mixer…wanted one forever!

  23. Keurig! Oh I want one so so badly!!!

  24. Maria Gold says:

    I really NEED that Kitchen Aid Mixer! All the baking magic is happening in Reno this year!

  25. I want that Kindle!

  26. Tammy Biltgen says:

    I would most love the Kindle Paperwhite!

  27. KitchenAid!

  28. I want the Keurig!!

  29. would love a new dyson

  30. id love to see the kitchen aid stand mixer!!!

  31. I am definitely making these this weekend! Kitchenaid for me (already have a Keurig and love it – actually made a page about them – I’ve been wanting a Kitchenaid mixer for years!

  32. Ashley Fryer says:

    The Keurig!!!

  33. I’d like to see the mixer for sure:)

  34. alcee clayborne says:

    I really really want an ipad air

  35. I would *really* love to see a Keurig–I love my morning coffee!

  36. wow, those brownies look heavenly!


  37. Just wondering if there should be cocoa powder in the recipe? Thanks!

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