Coconut Brownie Ice Cream Sandwiches
1 package (19.8 ounces) brownie mix
1 cup shredded unsweetened coconut
1 pint vanilla ice cream, slightly softened
1/2 cup semisweet chocolate chips
1 teaspoon vegetable shortening
Preheat oven to 375°F.
Prepare brownies according to package directions. Cool for 15 minutes on a wire rack.
Reduce oven temperature to 350°F. Spread coconut on a baking sheet, toast in oven, stirring occasionally, until golden, about 7 minutes. Cool.
With a spatula, loosen edges of brownie. Invert onto wire rack; cool completely. Cut into 12 bars. Slice bars horizontally in half.
In a bowl, mix ice cream and 3/4 cup coconut.
Spread over bottom half of each brownie.
Cover with top half. Wrap each sandwich in plastic. Freeze for 1 hour.
In a double boiler, melt the chocolate chips and shortening. Frost sandwiches; freeze until set—30 minutes.
Garnish with reserved coconut.