Ingredients Jump to Instructions ↓

  1. 1-1/4 cups flaked coconut, divided

  2. 1 cup (6 ounces) semisweet chocolate chips, divided

  3. 3/4 cup chopped pecans

  4. 3 eggs

  5. 4-1/2 to 5 cups all-purpose flour

  6. 1/2 cup sugar

  7. 1 teaspoon salt

  8. 1 package (1/4 ounce) active dry yeast

  9. 1 cup milk

  10. 5 tablespoons butter, divided

Instructions Jump to Ingredients ↑

  1. German Chocolate Ring Recipe photo by Taste of Home In small bowl, combine 1 cup coconut, 3/4 cup chocolate chips, pecans and 1 egg; set aside. In large bowl, combine 1 cup flour, sugar, salt and yeast. In small saucepan, heat milk and 4 tablespoons butter to 120°-130°; add to flour mixture, beating until smooth. Add remaining eggs and enough remaining flour to form a soft dough.

  2. Turn dough onto a lightly floured surface. Knead until smooth and elastic, about 6-8 minutes. Place in greased bowl, turning once to grease top. Cover; let rise in warm place until doubled, about 1 hour.

  3. Punch dough down; turn onto lightly floured surface. Roll dough into 18-in. x 10-in. rectangle. Melt remaining butter and brush over dough; spread with reserved chocolate mixture.

  4. Roll up dough jelly-roll style, starting with a long side; pinch seam to seal. Place seam side down on greased baking sheet. Pinch ends together to form a ring.

  5. With scissors, cut from outside edge to two-thirds of the way toward center of ring at 1-in. intervals. Separate strips slightly; twist to allow filling to show. Cover and let rise until doubled, about 1 hour.

  6. Bake at 350° for 20-25 minutes or until golden brown. Sprinkle with remaining chocolate chips; let stand for 5 minutes. Spread melted chips; sprinkle with remaining coconut. Carefully remove from pan to a wire rack to cool. Yield: 20-24 servings.


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