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    French Coconut Pecan Bars

    Total Time:

    Prep Time:

    Cook Time:

    2 hrs 30 mins

    2 hrs

    30 mins

    Crabbycakes's Note:

    This is a Pillsbury Bake-Off winner recipe from Betty Marx Brooklyn Park, Minnesota 38th Bake-Off Contest, 1998

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    Ingredients:

    Yield:

    bars

    Units: US | Metric

    • 3/4 cup butter or 3/4 cup margarine, melted
    • 1 (18 1/4 ounce) package pillsbury moist supreme French vanilla cake mix
    • 1 large egg
    • 2 1/2 cups quick-cooking rolled oats
    • 1 (15 ounce) can pillsbury creamy supreme coconut pecan frosting
    • 1 (12 ounce) package semi-sweet chocolate chips (2 cups)
    • 1/2 cup chopped pecans

    Directions:

    1. 1
      Heat oven to 350°F.
    2. 2
      Spray 15x10-inch baking pan with nonstick cooking spray.
    3. 3
      *Place melted butter in large bowl.
    4. 4
      Reserve 3 tablespoons of the cake mix; set aside.
    5. 5
      Add remaining cake mix to butter; blend well.
    6. 6
      Add egg; mix well.
    7. 7
      Stir in oats.
    8. 8
      Press 2/3 of cake mix mixture (about 2 1/2 cups) in bottom of sprayed pan.
    9. 9
      Place frosting in medium microwave-safe bowl; microwave on HIGH for 1 minute.
    10. 10
      Add reserved 3 tablespoons cake mix; stir until large lumps disappear.
    11. 11
      Drizzle half of frosting mixture over cake mix mixture in pan; spread evenly.
    12. 12
      Sprinkle with chocolate chips and pecans.
    13. 13
      Drizzle with remaining frosting mixture.
    14. 14
      Crumble remaining cake mix mixture over frosting mixture.
    15. 15
      Bake at 350°F for 25 to 30 minutes or until top is golden brown and edges are bubbly.
    16. 16
      Cool 1 1/2 hours or until completely cooled.
    17. 17
      Cut into bars.
    18. 18
      High Altitude Instructions: No change.
    19. 19
      Tips: *To prevent spills during baking, use pan with at least 1-inch sides.

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    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on October 21, 2003

      55

      This was easy to make and very tasty. I made this for an office party and my coworkers were very complimentative. Thanks for sharing the recipe!

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    Nutritional Facts for French Coconut Pecan Bars

    Serving Size: 1 (1768 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 1

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 170.5
     
    Calories from Fat 86
    50%
    Total Fat 9.6 g
    14%
    Saturated Fat 4.2 g
    21%
    Cholesterol 12.2 mg
    4%
    Sodium 111.2 mg
    4%
    Total Carbohydrate 20.6 g
    6%
    Dietary Fiber 1.2 g
    5%
    Sugars 12.2 g
    49%
    Protein 1.8 g
    3%

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