Chocolate Coconut & Pistachio Brownies - FOOD PHOTO SHOOT

in photography •  last year  (edited)

Happy New Year's Eve!


Okay, I have to tell you about these wondrously amazing brownies that seriously taste just like almond joys, but with pistachios instead of almonds (which I think I prefer to almonds). My sis @fullofhope is a huge fan of almond joy candies and she completely flipped over these. I honestly don’t remember the last time she raved over a recipe like that because she’s usually not super interested in food compared to the rest of my family. That’s why I feel confident in heavily insisting that you try them. Everyone liked them so much that I’ve already made them a few times since the trial batch.


The key ingredient here, and one that I probably overuse in my recipes, coconut milk baby! You put the creamy stuff in the brownies and the icing and it gives them this epic, yet somehow mild, coconut flavor like you won’t believe! Are you drooling yet?


So the problem with adding milk, or any liquid to a baked goods is that it makes them more cakey, but coconut milk is so rich and creamy that it’s not a problem. Another thing that keeps these extra soft and fudgy is that you pour the icing on while the brownies cool and it helps keep in the moisture. I used a more liquidy icing the first time I made these and it was so good, but it resulted in brownies too messy to be eaten without a fork so I sut back a little and I think I found the perfect ratio.


I will add a note to the bakers that you really want to flour your pan well. I rarely flour my pans and I’ll often skip it when I occasionally use an old cake recipe, but if you want your brownies to have their bottoms after you cut them I recommend this step. Other than that these are pretty straight forward and they’re as easy as any brownie to throw together. These are definitely what you need to make next time your sugar cravings hit.



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Happy New Year! "chocolate, YUM"


chocolate brownies seems yummy ☺️


They look fabulous!


Thank you so much @goodvibrations ! Happy New Year!

Me gusta! I like!


thanks so much @yummyrum

Yuuuuum! I might try these using flax and chia seeds instead of egg to make them vegan. 😃🌱


that sounds great. You should make a post about it if you do. Please contact me when you do this @hazelpath

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Just shared above. Thanks and Happy New Year @ponnibong!

They look so delicious! Will definitely try :) Happy new year!


thanks so much @hazel420

First of all you have shared some chocolate photos of Happy New Year. Chocolate Coconut is my very favorite I love to eat chocolate coconut. I wish you a good Chocolate coconut again Happy New Year


Happy new year @eliashossain, thanks!

your every photography very nice...thanks...


Happy New Year @sharminkona!


thanks friend...

Coconut is such a good idea as snow! I love it - can you make them vegan as well?


I heard someone say you could. Check below in the comments

over a fun new year contest for all, to enjoy a chocolate peanut dish


Thanks @elbow!

I'm so craving really. if only i can download foods and it eat instantly. :D
i'm starting to be following you now :)

Delicious as usual!!
Happy New Year's eve @gringalicious :)


Always so sweet @connecteconomy. I hope all is well in Berlin.

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So beautiful! Not just beautiul, but also tasty! Happy New Year, @gringalicious! ^_^


Thanks @silviabeneforti ! It's so good to hear from you. Happy New Year!

OMG, those brownies look so good!!!


Thank you so much @fahq!

Damn... 3 of my favorite flavors -- YUM!!!


Happy New Year @macksby!

Looks like more proper nourishment for me!


Proper indeed, proper indeed my friend. ( I said that with a British accent, could you tell? )

muck :)


Happy New year @artizm


happy new year too :)

SO mouth watering! Makes me feel hungry 🙂


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YOur welcome I do love your feed, they are all delicious. Hehe

Yummy looking pics...


Thanks so much for taking the time to comment on my post @bluethread

Happy New Year .God bless you


Thanks so much @syedwaqas

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since my oven is working again I may make these one day because I love coconut milk and I love brownies. I see you say you sometimes use a cake mix. Is there a recipe? You know I had to ask.
Also I want to let you know I really like your board for your blog .. I guess that is what it is called .. the montage is wonderful, did you do that or have someone do it for you?


Thanks for reading @rebeccabe! I'm so glad you liked this post. I just shared the recipe above and as for the montage, yes I designed it myself. Thanks for the sweet reply, my friend and Happy New Year!

Damn those look amazing! Keep it up! Following on Twitter.


Thanks so much @simgooder

Delicious, happy new year!!


thanks so much @yesslife

this post is really amazing, I had never imagined that there was such a place where you have to catch the prawns to eat them fresh, it's a refreshing and great idea, as always your images and comments are excellent I admire the work you do ..

I take the opportunity to wish you a happy year 2018, full of beautiful emotions, peace and prosperity for you dear friend @gringalicious and yours.

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Have a wonderful day

Beautiful presentation as always


tahnks so much @mamaloves.



thanks for always being so supportive @fullofhope!

Wow its so beautiful to start off the 2018
May this New Year brings you a peace filled life, warmth and togetherness in your family and much prosperity! Happy New Year!


so very nice of you @blazing, thanks so much! Happy New Year to you as well

Looks delicious..


thanks and welcome to steemit @ssikumiss


Thanks :)

Happy New year


Thanks @rafiul786!

Gorgeous food photography and the chocolate creativity with the pistachios, oh my!!


Always so supportive, thanks so much @noboxes

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Your photography is amazing, but your recipes are gonna kill us!...( too delicious looking)... putting on the weight just looking at them...thanks...keep it coming...



Thanks @kartiksingh!

that cake looks and sounds so delicious and healthy!!!