Coconut Candy Bars

This toasty almond and coconut bar imitates a favorite candy bar. A short ingredient list means it's an easy recipe.

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Makes:
36 servings
Prep:
30 mins
Bake:
22 mins 350°F
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Coconut Candy Bars

Ingredients
2
cups graham cracker crumbs
1 1/2
cups whole almonds, toasted*
1/3
cup packed brown sugar
2/3
1
14 ounce package flaked coconut
1
14 ounce can (1 1/4 cups) sweetened condensed milk
18
ounces dark chocolate pieces, melted**

Directions

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.

From the Test Kitchen

*

To toast nuts, spread them in a single layer in a shallow baking pan. Bake in a preheated 350F oven for 5 to 10 minutes or until nuts are slightly golden brown, stirring once or twice.

**

To melt dark chocolate pieces, place chocolate pieces in a medium microwave-safe bowl. Microwave on 50 percent power (medium) about 3 minutes or until chocolate is melted and smooth, stirring once or twice.

Place bars in a single layer in an airtight container; cover. Refrigerate for up to 1 week or freeze for up to 3 months. Let stand for 30 minutes before serving.

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