Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Get your Chef On...Chocolate Macaroon Bars




White Lights on Wednesdays


I signed up a couple of weeks ago to participate in a cooking challenge hosted by Julie from White Lights on Wednesday and Jen from Four Marrs & One Venus using the secret ingredient of coconut. I love the flavor of coconut and also that of chocolate, I combined the two flavors for the recipe that I'm entering.
(Note-Forgot to add sweetened condensed milk to photo of ingredients)


 Chocolate Macaroon Bars

Crust ingredients:
2 cups chocolate wafer cookie crumbs
6 Tbs melter butter
6 Tbs. powdered sugar

Middle layer ingredients:
3 3/4 cups sweetened coconut flakes
1 can (14 oz.) sweetened condensed milk
1 cup almond slices, roasted (Optional)

Chocolate Topping ingredients:
1 cup Dark Chocolate Chips (I used Ghirardelli chocolate chips)
1/4 cup whipping cream

 Lastly add about 3/4 cup of Hershey's Premier White Chips

Directions:
1. Heat oven to 350 degrees. Grease a 13x9x2 inch baking pan.
2. Combine the cookie crumbs, sugar and melted butter in bowl. Then press into your prepared pan.
3. Stir together the condensed milk and coconut, also almonds if you added them together. Spoon onto crust and spread evenly. Bake in oven for 20-25 minutes or until coconut just begins to brown. Cool.
4, Place the Dark chocolate chips and whipping cream in microwave safe bowl. Heat for 1 minute, then stir. Heat an additional 15 seconds at a time, stirring after each heating until the chocolate chips are melted and smooth when stirred. Spread over cooled bars. Sprinkle the white chips over top. Cover and refrigerate for several hours or until chilled. Cut into servings and enjoy.

Be sure to check out the other coconut recipes that are entered in the challenge by going over to Julie and Jen's blogs. I can't wait to see what others entered into the challenge.








From the Heart,
Jana



10 comments:

  1. Jana! Yum YUM! I love the Chocolate in this recipe- I am a chocolate lover..then add the coconut- of yes please! Thank you for joining in the #GYCO Cooking Challenge!! Great Job!
    -Jen

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  2. Oh yes, this looks scrumptious, thanks for sharing!

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  3. You can't go wrong with coconut and chocolate! Great pick!

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  4. Oh Jana, those look delicious! Thanks for sharing the recipe!

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  5. a new twist on a old favorite here love your version thanks for sharing come see what i shared at http://shopannies.blogspot.com

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  6. Ooh...macaroons AND chocolate?! Yum! Can't wait to try these!

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  7. Ooooh, it's like a mounds bar with a cookie crust. Fantastic!

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  8. Hi, I'm having trouble emailing folks this morning. Just wanted you to know that you've been featured today on my weekly Welcome Wagon Friday post. You should be receiving visitors shortly. Welcome to the neighborhood!
    Brenda@Cozy Little House

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  9. Hi! popped over from Cozy Little House...
    I love coconut. I'll have to check out these recipes. I've been pinning recipes like crazy lately.
    I think it's the heat.
    Welcome to the Blogsphere, Pat

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  10. thanks for sharing.

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