Molly-O Bars

"This is a great square! It's very unique and tastes wonderful. It comes from my church cookbook. My favorite part is the fluffy icing."
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Ready In:
2hrs 20mins
24-36 squares




  • To make the base: Cream the first amount of butter (1 cup), cocoa (3 tbsp), and white sugar.
  • Add the eggs, flour (1 cup) and vanilla (1 tsp). Beat again.
  • Stir in 1/2 cup slivered almonds.
  • Spread on greased and floured cookie sheet and bake for 20 - 25 minutes at 350. Cool completely.
  • To make the filling: Mix the coconut and sweetened condensed milk together and spread over cooled base.
  • Bake 15 minutes at 350. Cool completely.
  • To make the icing: Mix the second amount of flour (11 tsp) and milk. Boiluntilthickened.
  • Mix the second amount of butter (1 cup), icing sugar, vanilla (1 tsp) and cocoa (1 tsp) until thick. Cool completely.
  • Add the boiled mixture to the butter mixture and beat until soft and fluffy. Spread over cake.
  • Chill several hours before serving.

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  1. This is definitely a unique recipe!! However, I would call it more of a dessert than a bar. The flavour is quite good although a little sweet. The base is actually a cakey/brownie-like texture; the filling is like macaroons & the icing ended up almost pudding-like & tasted really buttery. I got a little confused with the icing instructions & boiled the butter mixture, too, although in the end I think it just should have been beaten with an electric mixer. I doubt I'll make this recipe again just because of all the time it takes.


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