Saturday, October 18, 2008

Coconut and chocolate bars


I made these the other day for a Bible study group we were having over. They're very simple to make and were a big hit. One tip to keep in mind: they're actually better the next day, otherwise they tend to be too gooey for my taste. But be my guest!

22 Honey Graham crackers, crushed (about 3 cups crumbs)
1 stick butter, melted
1 12-oz package butterscotch morsels
1 12-oz package milk chocolate chips
2 1/2 cups flaked coconut
1 14-oz can sweetened condensed milk

Start by preheating your oven to 350 F. Line a 13 x 9 baking pan with foil, leaving 3 inches of foil extending over the short sides of the pan. Grease the foil lining (bottom and sides) by buttering it up like you mean business.

Mix crushed Grahams and melted butter in a large bowl, then press evenly into the bottom of the pan. If you'd like a thicker crust, simply increase the amount of Graham cracker crumbs and melted butter. Sprinkle butterscotch morsels over the top, then sprinkle the whole bag of chocolate chips. Yum...

Sprinkle all that sweet coconut over the top and finish by adding the can of sweetened condensed milk to the party. Pour it over the whole thing.

Put the pan in the oven for about 25-30 minutes, or until the coconut is slightly browned. Cool in the pan for at least a couple of hours. Then, lift this sweet concoction out of the pan by using the foil handles. It makes about 24 bars, depending on how big you decide to cut them.

Many sweet blessings!

15 comments:

Vintage Mommy said...

Thank you for visiting my blog.

These look super yummy!

Diane@Diane's Place said...

Thanks for your visit and comment on my blog! :-)

These bar cookies look and sound yummy. They are very similar to a recipe I make called Hello Dollies.

Have a blessed Sunday!

Hugs,

Diane

Carol said...

Hi Melody! Thanks for the visit. I had a friend make these bars for Bible study one time, also. They are addicting! Yummmmm.

Leah Belle said...

looks very yummy!

thanks for stopping by my blog. it is always nice to "meet" new blog friends.

Gretchen said...

Oh, they sound just awful.

Not! :)

Welcome to the world of blogging, Melody, and thanks for your sweet visit today.

Blessings, gretchen

Chappyswife said...

Sounds delicious! I've been in a baking mood lately since the nights are getting cooler.

So glad you dropped by!

Abounding Treasures said...

MJ,

These look delicious!

I love the quote at the bottom of you blog that gave you the *gift* of your wonderful title!

Welcome to the wonderful world of blogging and thanks for taking the time to let me know you visited my blog today :o)

I'm so glad that you were blessed by my post entitled *God of All Comfort* ... that quote moved me as soon as I read it and I knew I had to share it with others :o)

Blessings,
Dallas

Valerie said...

I hope I did not leave the same comment like 3 times, I have not gotten this completely figured out yet!
Valerie

Valerie said...

Those sound really good! Thanks for stopping by my blog and the encouraging comment. It's nice to meet you.
Valerie

the voice of melody said...

Thanks for all the sweet comments, ladies! I hope I didn't delete any of them by mistake. I just started blogging yesterday so I'm trying to learn without making too many mistakes!

Diane, yes they could be called something else like the Hello Dollies you mentioned because I've seen a couple of different versions in various cookbooks but this is the version I prefer.

Dallas, I'm glad you like the verse on the bottom of the page. When I read it in Isaiah, it just clicked for me and I knew that's what I'd call my blog if I ever had one.

Many sweet blessings to you all!

MJ

Susie said...

Thanks for stopping in to see me and your comment.
I used to make a bar cookie quite similar to this and they were always a hit. (I think mine were called 7 layer bars)
Have a great week :)

keeper of the chocolates said...

oh my !! thos look amazing! i am going to try them! i LOVE coconut with chocolate! thank you for the recipe!

Bonnie said...

These look DELICIOUS !! This is my first visit to your blog ... I'm loving the look of it !

Jacqueline said...

Those look so good! I'll have to try making them with my sisters :)

sammy said...

Yummo Oh how I would love to come to your home for tea... so inviting and peaceful! I am so tickled to meet another Christian who shares her love for our Lord on her blog... there are so many of us who are doing this now and makes it so enjoyable to go blog hunting ever dday...