Coconut Cream Bars

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Total Time
4hrs 20mins
Prep
20 mins
Cook
4 hrs

this is from Martha Stewart's magazine..they are awesome..more like a dessert baking time includes chilling time

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Ingredients

Nutrition

Directions

  1. preheat oven to 350*.spread coconut in an even layer on a rimmed baking sheet -- bake, stirring, once or twice.until golden.
  2. about 8-10 minutes.let cool completely.
  3. process cookies and 1/2 cup coconut in a food processor till finely ground -- and mixture clumps together.about 2 minutes.
  4. transfer mixture to a 9x13" pan -- press even layer on bottom.bake 12-15 minutes.let cool on wire rack.
  5. whisk together granulated sugar, cornstarch, salt in large pan -- whisk in milk and egg yolks.cook over medium heat whisking constantly till it comes to a boil.about 5-6 minutes.continue to cook, whisking about 3 minutes or thick.
  6. remove from heat and add butter.whisk till combined and thoroughly melted.
  7. stir in 1 1/2 cups coconut.spoon custard onto cooled crust --
  8. smooth.top with plastic wrap directly on custard surface.
  9. refrigerate 3 hours or till firm --
  10. beat cream and powdered sugar in large bowl -- till stiff peaks from.cut custard into 24 bars.
  11. cover bars with zig zag pattern with star tip.
  12. sprinkle with coconut.