Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Coconut Candy Bars


cups graham cracker crumbs

1 1/2
cups whole almonds, toasted*

 cup packed brown sugar

 cup butter, melted

1 -
14 ounce package flaked coconut

1 -
14 ounce can (1 1/4 cups) sweetened condensed milk

 ounces dark chocolate pieces, melted

Preheat oven to 350F. Place graham cracker crumbs, 1/2 cup of the almonds, and the brown sugar in a food processor. Cover and process until almonds are finely chopped. Add butter; cover and pulse with four or five on-off turns or until mixture is well combined. Press crumb mixture onto bottom of an ungreased 13x9x2-inch baking pan. Bake in preheated oven 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. (If desired, chill in the refrigerator until the chocolate is set.) Cut into bars. Makes 36 bars.

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