Macaroon Bars (Lees Version)

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READY IN: 25mins
SERVES: 24
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
  • 4
    ounces mashed potatoes, cold
  • 16
    ounces icing sugar (approx)
  • 8
    ounces dark chocolate chips (approx)
  • 4
    ounces desiccated coconut (approx)
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DIRECTIONS

  • Boil potato until soft; drain and mash well. I know it seem a very small amount but it is all you need (promise). Cool this slightly.
  • Gradually start to add and mix the icing sugar until it becomes very stiff and hard to mix any more. (You may need less or more than in ingredient list; it depends on the potato).
  • It is ready when you can roll a ball of it in your hands and it is only slightly sticky.
  • Have a grease proof or silicone sheet on your work surface (or dust with icing sugar).
  • Cover your hand with icing sugar to prevent sticking.
  • Take enough of the mixture to make a thin sausage about 2 or 3" in length.
  • Place onto the paper. These may not always look staight; it does not matter.
  • Continue until all the mixture has gone.
  • Your first ones should now be set (be able to pick up, quite stiff).
  • Next step is to have a bowl of the melted chocolate and a bowl of coconut ready (side by side is easiest for the dipping).
  • Now take each piece and dip into chocolate and then roll in the coconut and place back onto the sheet to dry.
  • Enjoy.
  • Noone ever believes that this sweet is made with potato and tastes like heaven.
  • I have used chopped nuts to cover, as a change from coconut, and this worked well.
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