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I made these today as part of my Second Zaar anniversary celebration tomorrow(9/3/03)!! We had lots of kids come home today and one of them managed to hide from all of us and sneak into the kitchen. I caught her minutes later eating this candy bar, held very tight between her delicate fingers, with the biggest smile I've ever seen on her little face! OMG, she was in paradise! That was temptation enough for me to go take a little bite, hehe. There go my diet control resolutions for the day. So, I did just that and goodness, this is an incredible bar, Auntie Nez! I loved it! I have just finished making another batch of this. Guess where the first batch went. Give up? Ok! The little kid liked it so much and touched my heart when she started crying when it was time for her to go home, so, I decided to give her the entire batch I had made. And, you had to be here to see that smile spread all over her cute face when I brought out the pack of these candy bars. Thank you for making our day so special. Thanks a zillion for a fantastic dessert for today and more than anything, for tomorrow, my most special Zaar day! I'm so glad you are here at Zaar. Love you heaps! Please note: I used 2/3 cup of melted margarine instead of butter as I didn't have butter on hand. For the powdered milk, I used the Nido brand. Since it wasn't mentioned whether to use crunchy or smooth peanut butter, I assumed it is the smooth kind, and used that. For cocoa powder, I used the Hintz Dutch Processed cocoa powder.
Super Yummy. My kids LOVE it. It's definitely a 13x9 pan recipe, though. Otherwise, perfect as is.
These turned out pretty good. They are really easy to make and are not overly sweet. Since I only had enough coconut for ½ a cup, I ended up only making half the recipe. I found the amount of butter a little confusing. I guessed it called for in between ½ and 1 cups. So, I ended using 6 Tbs for the ½ recipe.
The bars aren't quite cool but I can tell they will be great. I did omit the coconut. Since I did not have powdered milk on hand, I used 1 cup of 2% milk - and that seemed to work fine. Next time I will add just a dash of salt, but boy, are these good!