August 25, 2009

Chocolate Coconut Bars

From C&H

1-1/2 cups flour
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1/2 cup (1 stick) butter or margarine
1/4 tsp. salt
1 cup (6 oz) milk chocolate chips or semi-sweet
2 eggs
1 cup packed brown sugar
1 tsp. vanilla
2 TBS flour
1/2 tsp. baking powder
1/4 tsp. salt
1-1/2 cups flaked coconut

1. Grease 9x13 inch baking dish. In large bowl using a pastry cutter or fingertips, combine first four ingredients until crumbly. Pat into baking dish. Bake at 375℉ 8-10 minutes.

2. Sprinkle chocolate chips over hot crust; return to oven for about 1 minute to soften. Spread chocolate evenly over crust.

3. In medium bowl, beat eggs until thick and lemon-colored. Beat in brown sugar and vanilla. Combine flour, baking powder and salt and beat into sugar mixture. Stir in coconut. Spread evenly over chocolate layer.

4. Bake about 15 minutes. Cool in pan and cut into bars. Makes about 3 dozen.

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