Monday, July 11, 2011

Chocolate-Coconut Bars

It's been awhile since I made a recipe from Martha. Do you all refer to her as Martha? I mean, we are BFF's (I've been to her show twice and she waved at me), but I'm guessing that others do it as well.

I pinned this recipe a couple of weeks ago, and I've been craving it ever since. I never had all of the ingredients on hand to make it, though. So a few nights ago when my husband called on his way home from a church activity and asked if I needed anything, I said, "yes! pecans!" And so the next morning my daughter and I got to work.


This is the perfect dessert to make with your kids! We crushed some graham crackers (well, I crushed, she ate). We sprinkled chocolate chips and pecans (and she ate). We poured sweetened condensed milk and sprinkled some coconut. And in no time at all we had a delicious, rich, easy treat!


Chocolate-Coconut Bars
from Martha Stewart
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3 cups finely ground cookies (12 ounces), such as graham crackers or chocolate wafers, or a combination
1/4 cup sugar
3/4 cup (1 1/2 sticks) unsalted butter, melted
1 cup pecan pieces
1 cup semisweet chocolate chips or chunks
1 can (14 ounces) sweetened condensed milk
1 1/2 cups sweetened shredded coconut

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Lightly splash a 15-by-10-inch rimmed baking sheet evenly with water, then line with parchment paper.

In a large bowl, stir together cookie crumbs, sugar, and butter until combined. Evenly press onto bottom and up sides of prepared baking sheet. Bake, rotating halfway through, until firm, about 10 minutes. Transfer to a wire rack; cool, about 20 minutes.

Sprinkle cooled crust evenly with pecans and chocolate. Pour condensed milk over the top, spreading to cover completely (do not let it drip over the edges). Sprinkle with coconut.

Bake until coconut is toasted, 10 to 15 minutes. Transfer to rack; cool completely. Trim edges, if desired, and cut into equal-size bars.

18 comments:

  1. These look delicious! Going to have to whip some up I think!

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  2. Yum! I have all the ingredients! Too bad we had dessert yesterday. Making it this weekend though!

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  3. Wow, looks delicious and easy! I'm booking marking this one!

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  4. first i must say i feel the same way about Martha. second i posted her zesty lemon bar recipe for this weeks tempt my tummy!! I've made these coconut chocolate bars probaly 5 times and they truly are the best :0)

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  5. my mom makes something very similar called a layer bar with butterscotch, too. which reminds me ... i have all the ingredients, i should make them!

    visiting from tempt my tummy!

    the july giftaway is on! hope you'll enter!!

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  6. Yum! This looks good. I would love for you to come over to "Cast Party Wednesday" and share your recipes with us.
    Thanks,
    I hope to see you there!

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  7. this looks uber yummy!!! thanks for sharing, im saving this:) thanks
    http://jaysonandashley.blogspot.com/

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  8. wow these look amazing. Came over from This Chick Cooks and am your newest follower!

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  9. YUM! My mouth is watering now! Looks easy and delicious--my kind of recipe! =)

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  10. Yummy...love coconut and chocolate! I'm pinning these right now so I can make them this weekend!

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  11. Looks delish.

    We'd love you to share your recipes with us at
    Simply Delish Saturday

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  12. Thank you for sharing your recipe with me at Cast Party Wednesday. I hope you will come back tomorrow and share more of your recipes.
    Thanks,
    I hope to see you there!

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  13. These look so rich and good. Thanks for linking to Bacon Time.

    I am following you with GFC :)

    Hope to see you soon.

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  14. Your recipe looks amazing! We love it so much that we're featuring it tomorrow at our {What I Made Wednesday} linky party! Thanks for linking up last week!

    Briana

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  15. Holy Smokes those look delicious! I am a new follower. I can't wait to browse through all of your recipes!
    Stephanie
    mylilpumpkinpatch.blogspot.com

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  16. Ooo definitely going to make these. These bars have all my favorite things!

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