Almond-Coconut Candy Bars

Almond and coconut bring out the crunch in these candy bars flavored with chocolate - a delicious dessert.

  • prep time 45 min
  • total time 5 hr 10 min
  • ingredients 12
  • servings 36

Ingredients

Base

1
cup semisweet chocolate chips
1/4
cup butter
1/2
cup chocolate cookie crumbs

Filling

3
egg whites
1
cup sugar
2
teaspoons vanilla
1/2
teaspoon almond extract
2 1/2
cups coconut
3/4
cup all-purpose flour
36
whole almonds

Glaze

1/2
cup semisweet chocolate chips
3
tablespoons butter
  • 1 Heat oven to 350°F. Line 13x9-inch pan with foil. Spray foil with nonstick cooking spray. In small saucepan, combine 1 cup chocolate chips and 1/4 cup butter; melt over low heat, stirring occasionally. Stir in cookie crumbs. Spread mixture evenly in bottom of sprayed foil-lined pan. Refrigerate 15 minutes or until set.
  • 2 Meanwhile, in large bowl, beat egg whites until soft peaks form. Gradually add sugar, beating until stiff peaks form. Add vanilla and almond extract; blend well. Stir in coconut and flour until well mixed.
  • 3 Spread filling evenly over base. Arrange almonds over bars in 6 rows of 6 each.
  • 4 Bake at 350°F. for 20 to 25 minutes or until lightly browned and center is set when lightly touched.
  • 5 In small saucepan, melt glaze ingredients over low heat, stirring frequently until smooth. Drizzle glaze over bars. Cool at least 4 hours or until set. Cut into bars.
  • Nutrition Information

    NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

    Serving Size: 1 Bar
    Calories
    130
    (
    Calories from Fat
    60),
    % Daily Value
    Total Fat
    7g
    7%
    (Saturated Fat
    4g,
    4%
    ),
    Cholesterol
    5mg
    5%;
    Sodium
    50mg
    50%;
    Total Carbohydrate
    16g
    16%
    (Dietary Fiber
    1g
    1%
      Sugars
    12g
    12%
    ),
    Protein
    1g
    1%
    ;
    % Daily Value*:
    Vitamin A
    0%;
    Vitamin C
    0%;
    Calcium
    0%;
    Iron
    4%;
    Exchanges:
    1 Fruit; 1 Other Carbohydrate; 1 1/2 Fat;
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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