Bake-Off® Contest 45, 2012
Hanover, New Hampshire

Chocolate-Hazelnut-Coconut Bars

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  • prep time 25 min
  • total time 3 hr 30 min
  • ingredients 9
  • servings 24
 

Ingredients

1
roll Pillsbury® refrigerated chocolate flavored chip cookie dough
1 1/4
cups hazelnut spread with cocoa (from 13-oz jar)
1
package (8 oz) cream cheese, softened
1
egg white
1
can (14 oz) Eagle Brand® Sweetened Condensed Milk
3
cups shredded coconut
1
teaspoon pure vanilla extract
3
tablespoons butter
1/2
cup toasted shredded coconut, if desired*

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  • 1 Heat oven to 350°F. Spray 13x9-inch pan (dark pan not recommended) with Crisco® Original No-Stick Cooking Spray. Let cookie dough stand at room temperature 10 minutes to soften. In large bowl, break up cookie dough. Stir in 3/4 cup of the hazelnut spread until blended. Press dough evenly in bottom of pan.
  • 2 Bake 10 to 15 minutes or until light golden brown. Cool 30 minutes.
  • 3 In large bowl, beat cream cheese and egg white with electric mixer on medium speed until smooth. Add condensed milk, 3 cups coconut and vanilla; beat until well blended. Pour over crust.
  • 4 Bake 35 to 40 minutes or until light golden brown and set. Cool completely, about 1 hour.
  • 5 In 1-quart saucepan, heat remaining 1/2 cup hazelnut spread and butter over low heat, stirring constantly, until melted. Spread over cooled bars; sprinkle with toasted coconut. Refrigerate 30 minutes or until topping is set. For bars, cut into 6 rows by 4 rows. Store covered in refrigerator.
  • 1 Heat oven to 350°F. Spray 13x9-inch pan (dark pan not recommended) with Crisco® Original No-Stick Cooking Spray. Let cookie dough stand at room temperature 10 minutes to soften. In large bowl, break up cookie dough. Stir in 3/4 cup of the hazelnut spread until blended. Press dough evenly in bottom of pan.
  • 2 Bake 10 to 15 minutes or until light golden brown. Cool 30 minutes.
  • 3 In large bowl, beat cream cheese and egg white with electric mixer on medium speed until smooth. Add condensed milk, 3 cups coconut and vanilla; beat until well blended. Pour over crust.
  • 4 Bake 35 to 40 minutes or until light golden brown and set. Cool completely, about 1 hour.
  • 5 In 1-quart saucepan, heat remaining 1/2 cup hazelnut spread and butter over low heat, stirring constantly, until melted. Spread over cooled bars; sprinkle with toasted coconut. Refrigerate 30 minutes or until topping is set. For bars, cut into 6 rows by 4 rows. Store covered in refrigerator.

EXPERT TIPS

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*To toast coconut, spread in ungreased shallow pan. Bake at 350°F 5 to 7 minutes, stirring occasionally, until golden brown.

For easier cutting, use a plastic knife.

Nutritional information

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Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
350
(
Calories from Fat
180),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
20g
20%
(Saturated Fat
10g,
10%
Trans Fat
1g
1%
),
Cholesterol
25mg
25%;
Sodium
170mg
170%;
Total Carbohydrate
37g
37%
(Dietary Fiber
1g
1%
  Sugars
30g
30%
),
Protein
4g
4%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
4%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
8%;
Iron
6%;
Exchanges:
1 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 4 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
2 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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