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  • 10 Ratings

This easy cookie recipe will remind you of your favorite coconut candy bar. Toasted almonds and coconut covered with chocolate makes for the perfect sweet treat.

Source: Better Homes and Gardens

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Credit: Andy Lyons

Recipe Summary

prep:
20 mins
bake:
32 mins at 350°
cool:
90 mins
chill:
60 mins
Servings:
48
Yield:
48 bars
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Coconut Joy Candy Bars

Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 350°F. Line a 13x9-inch baking pan with foil, extending foil over edges of the pan. Lightly coat foil with cooking spray. In a large bowl stir together melted butter, sugar, and 1 tsp. of the vanilla until combined. Stir in eggs until combined.

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  • In another bowl combine flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, and salt. Add flour mixture to butter mixture and stir until combined. Spread half of the batter into the prepared pan. Bake 12 minutes or just until set. Cool on a wire rack 30 minutes.

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  • Meanwhile, for filling, in a large bowl combine coconut, condensed milk, the remaining 1 tsp. vanilla, and the almond extract.

  • Spread filling over baked chocolate layer; sprinkle with almonds. Carefully spread the remaining chocolate batter over filling. Bake 20 to 25 minutes or until chocolate layer is set. Cool in pan on a wire rack.

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  • Spoon Milk Chocolate Ganache over cooled bars, spreading evenly. Chill for at least 1 hour or until ganache is firm. Use edges of foil to lift uncut bars out of pan. Transfer to a cutting board. Cut into bars.

To Store:

Place bars in a single layer in an airtight container; cover. Store in the refrigerator for up to 3 days or freeze for up to 3 months.

*Tip:

To toast nuts, preheat oven to 300°F. Spread nuts in a shallow baking pan. Bake 10 to 15 minutes or until nuts are just golden, stirring once or twice. Let cool.

Nutrition Facts (Coconut Joy Candy Bars)

187 calories; total fat 10g; saturated fat 6g; polyunsaturated fat 1g; monounsaturated fat 2g; cholesterol 28mg; sodium 96mg; potassium 113mg; carbohydrates 24g; fiber 1g; sugar 19g; protein 3g; trans fatty acid 0g; vitamin a 196IU; vitamin c 0mg; thiamin 0mg; riboflavin 0mg; niacin equivalents 0mg; vitamin b6 0mg; folate 10mcg; vitamin b12 0mcg; calcium 52mg; iron 1mg.

Milk Chocolate Ganache

Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Place chocolate pieces into a medium bowl and set aside. In a small saucepan bring whipping cream just to boiling. Immediately pour cream over chocolate in bowl. Let stand, without stirring, 5 minutes. Stir until smooth.

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Reviews

10 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 4
  • 4 star values: 1
  • 3 star values: 4
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0