Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Chocolate Coconut Bars

(These are STINKING GOOD!!!!Thanks to Martha!)

3 cups finely ground cookies such as grham crackers or chocoalte wafers or a combo (or jsut buy the crumbs like I did)
1/4 cup sugar
3/4 cup unsalted butter, melted
1 cup pecans pieces
1 cup semisweet chocolate chips or chunks.
1 can (14 oz) sweetened condensed milk
1 1/2 cup sweetened shredded coconut

Preheat oven to 375ยบ. Lightly splash a 15x10 inch rimmed baking sheet evenly with water then line with parchment paper.(You don't have to use parchement paper - just makes it easier to clean up after.)
In a large bowl, stir together cookie crumbs, sugar and butter until combined. Venly press onto bottom and up sides of prepared baking sheet. Bake, rotating halway through until firm, about 10 minutes. Transfer to a cool wire rack and cool about 20 minutes.
Sprinkle cooled crust evenly with pecans and chocolate. Pour coundesned 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 - 15 minutes. Transfer to rack; cool completely. (or else they are REALLY gooey) Trim edges, if desired cut into equal sized pieces.

These get a 10 out of 10 for me. Love them. I added a little less coconut since I don't like coconut a whole bunch. The crust is a little crumbly so they are a little messy to eat.... but SO good!