Monday, November 17, 2008

German Chocolate Coconut Bars

I realize I've been somewhat delinquent in my blogging lately. Sorry! It's not that I haven't had recipes or stories to post; there just hasn't been time to get it typed in! Here's a recipe I found a while back that has been stuck in my head. I must try these soon! Have a Happy Thanksgiving!

German Chocolate Coconut Bars

1 pkg. German Chocolate Cake Mix

1/3 c. butter, softened
1 large egg, beaten
1 can (14 oz.) sweetened condensed milk

1 large egg

1 tsp. vanilla

1 1/3 c. flaked sweet coconut, divided

1 c. chopped pecans

1 c. mini chocolate chips, divided

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Pour cake mix into large bowl, cut in butter and lightly beaten egg with pastry blender until mixture is crumbly. Press onto bottom of ungreased 9x13 pan. Combine sweetened condensed milk, egg, and vanilla in medium bowl; beat until well combined. Stir in 1 c. coconut, nuts, and chocolate chips. Spread mixture evenly over base; sprinkle with remaining coconut and chocolate chips. Lightly press down chocolate chips. Bake for 30-32 minutes or until center is almost set. Center will firm when cool. Cool in pan on wire rack. Cut into bars. Makes 2 dozen bars.