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Bon Appetite!

Chewy Coconut Graham Cracker Bars

Written By: Chris - Aug• 26•13

We were invited to a friends pool party recently and I offered to bring something.  I don’t often make desserts at home anymore.  Simply because if I did, we would eat them!  I have a terrible sweet tooth and though Bill pretends to not be interested most of the time in the goodies, he always manages to indulge if there is something sweet around the house.  Years ago I baked often.  We were also a lot chunkier and we’re working on trying to keep that to a minimum, so I usually just say no.  One of the bars I had made numerous times included buttery club crackers with a chewy graham cracker layer.

I looked around my pantry to see what I had on hand and got busy creating something to share at the party.  I decided to prepared these bars the day before, in fear I may need to run to the store and pick something up from a bakery, should they not turn out!  Fortunately, the execution of my ingredients worked!  These turned out sweet and chewy with a nice crisp crunch.  They were not the bars I loved all those years ago, but they worked!

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Ingredients:

Graham Crackers
Softened Butter

Chewy center layer:
1 Cup Graham Cracker Crumbs
1/2 Cup Butter
1/2 Cup Brown Sugar
1/2 Cup Sugar

1 1/2 Cups Coconut
3 Hershey Milk Chocolate bars
1/4 Cup Butterscotch Chips (because this is all Andrew left in the package)

Frosting:
1/2 Cup Melted Butter
1/4 Cup Brown Sugar
3 Cups Powdered Sugar
3 Tablespoons 1/2 & 1/2
1 Tablespoon Vanilla

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Smear butter onto a cookie sheet or large cake pan and line with a layer of graham crackers.

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Sprinkle on an even layer of coconut

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Crush some of the crackers and boil them with butter and sugars for about five minutes.  Next, drizzle and spread evenly over the coconut layer.

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Chop chocolate bars and sprinkle them on the hot mixture. evenly spread the butterscotch chips and top with another layer of graham crackers.  Press the crackers down onto the warm mixture evenly.

Combine the ingredients for the frosting by melting the butter and slowly string in the sugars and liquids.

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Spread evenly and top with additional crumbs.  Chill over night.

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Use a warm knife to cut into squares, cleaning the knife often.

Enjoy!

Cheers!
~Chris

 

 

 

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