Coconut Cream Bars

Recipe by grandma2969
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READY IN: 4hrs 20mins
YIELD: 24 bars
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

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