Rich Chocolate Almond Coconut Bars

Recipe by Baby Kato
READY IN: 55mins
SERVES: 8-12
YIELD: 18 squares
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
  • 1
    cup flour
  • 14
    cup butter
  • 2
    ounces chocolate, bittersweet
  • 1
    tablespoon milk, chocolate
  • 2
    eggs, large
  • 1
    cup sugar, brown, dark, lightly packed
  • 12
    teaspoon baking powder
  • 3
    tablespoons flour
  • 12
    teaspoon almond extract, pure
  • 12
    teaspoon vanilla extract, pure
  • 1
    cup almonds, salted, coarsely chopped
  • 34 - 1
    cup coconut, lightly toasted (the toasting is optional)
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DIRECTIONS

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • In a small pot melt the butter and chocolate, slowly over a low heat.
  • Add the flour to a bowl and mix the melted chocolate mixture into the flour.
  • The mixture should be crumbly, next add the milk, mixing with a fork, until the crumbs are large and moist.
  • Press the dough into an ungreased 11 x 7 " pan, bake for 10 minutes, remove and cool.
  • In a medium size bowl lightly beat the eggs then add the brown sugar, baking powder, flour, vanilla and almond extracts, nuts and coconut, blending well.
  • Spread the filling over the crust and bake for 25 - 30 minutes longer.
  • Cool completely before cutting into 18 large squares.
  • Keep any leftovers in the freezer.
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