Friday, December 14, 2007

Coconut Candy Bars

These are VERY similar to the Mounds Candy bars. YUMMY!

2 cups graham cracker crumbs
1 1/2 cup whole almonds, toasted
1/3 cup packed brown sugar
2/3 cup butter, melted
1 14-ounce package flaked coconut
1 14-ounce can (1 1/4 cups) sweetened condensed milk
18 ounces dark chocolate pieces, melted

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. For crust place graham cracker crumbs, 1/2 cup of the almonds, and the brown sugar in a food processor. Cover and process till almonds are finely chopped. Add butter, cover and pulse until mixture is well combined. Press crumb mixture on bottom of
ungreased 9 x 13 pan. Bake for 12 minutes. Combine coconut and sweetened condensed milk in a medium bowl. Spread mixture evenly over crust. Sprinkle remaining 1 cup almonds evenly over coconut layer. Bake for 10 minutes. Spread melted chocolate evenly over top of baked mixture. Cool completely in pan on a wire rack. Chill for 20 minutes. Cut into bars.

TIP OF THE DAY: Toast nuts in a shallow baking pan for 5 to 10 minutes at 350 degrees or until nuts are lightly brown.

Tomorrow's Daily Special: Peanut Brittle Oatmeal Bars