Bake-Off® Contest 38, 1998
Brooklyn Park, Minnesota

French Coconut Pecan Bars

Enjoy these delicious bars that are baked with chocolate, oats and pecans - perfect dessert to be served at your next party.

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  • prep time 15 min
  • total time 2 hr 15 min
  • ingredients 7
  • servings 48
 

Ingredients

3/4
cup butter or margarine, melted
1
(18.25-oz.) pkg. Pillsbury™ Moist Supreme™ French Vanilla Cake Mix
1
egg
2 1/2
cups quick-cooking rolled oats
1 (15-oz.) can Pillsbury™ Creamy Supreme™ Coconut Pecan Frosting
1
(12-oz.) pkg. (2 cups) semisweet chocolate chips
1/2
cup chopped pecans

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  • 1 Heat oven to 350°F. Spray 15x10x1-inch baking pan with nonstick cooking spray.* Place melted butter in large bowl. Reserve 3 tablespoons of the cake mix; set aside. Add remaining cake mix to butter; blend well. Add egg; mix well. Stir in oats. Press 2/3 of cake mix mixture (about 2 1/2 cups) in bottom of sprayed pan.
  • 2 Place frosting in medium microwave-safe bowl; microwave on HIGH for 1 minute. Add reserved 3 tablespoons cake mix; stir until large lumps disappear.
  • 3 Drizzle half of frosting mixture over cake mix mixture in pan; spread evenly. Sprinkle with chocolate chips and pecans. Drizzle with remaining frosting mixture. Crumble remaining cake mix mixture over frosting mixture.
  • 4 Bake at 350°F. for 25 to 30 minutes or until top is golden brown and edges are bubbly. Cool 1 1/2 hours or until completely cooled. Cut into bars.
  • 1 Heat oven to 350°F. Spray 15x10x1-inch baking pan with nonstick cooking spray.* Place melted butter in large bowl. Reserve 3 tablespoons of the cake mix; set aside. Add remaining cake mix to butter; blend well. Add egg; mix well. Stir in oats. Press 2/3 of cake mix mixture (about 2 1/2 cups) in bottom of sprayed pan.
  • 2 Place frosting in medium microwave-safe bowl; microwave on HIGH for 1 minute. Add reserved 3 tablespoons cake mix; stir until large lumps disappear.
  • 3 Drizzle half of frosting mixture over cake mix mixture in pan; spread evenly. Sprinkle with chocolate chips and pecans. Drizzle with remaining frosting mixture. Crumble remaining cake mix mixture over frosting mixture.
  • 4 Bake at 350°F. for 25 to 30 minutes or until top is golden brown and edges are bubbly. Cool 1 1/2 hours or until completely cooled. Cut into bars.

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*To prevent spills during baking, use pan with at least 1-inch sides.

Nutritional information

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Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Bar
Calories
170
(
Calories from Fat
80),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
9g
9%
(Saturated Fat
3g,
3%
),
Cholesterol
10mg
10%;
Sodium
120mg
120%;
Total Carbohydrate
21g
21%
(Dietary Fiber
1g
1%
  Sugars
13g
13%
),
Protein
2g
2%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
2%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
0%;
Iron
4%;
Exchanges:
1/2 Starch; 1 Fruit; 1 1/2 Fat;
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.