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Macadamia-Coconut-Caramel Bars

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  • 15 min prep time
  • 2 hr 5 min total time
  • 8 ingredients
  • 32 servings
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Coconut and chocolate provide flavor to these nutty bars – a delicious dessert.

Ingredients

Base

1 2/3
cups all purpose or unbleached flour
3/4
cup firmly packed brown sugar
1/2
cup margarine or butter, softened

Topping

1/2
cup firmly packed brown sugar
1/2
cup margarine or butter
1
cup coconut
1
(3.5-oz.) jar macadamia nuts, chopped (about 1 cup)
1
(11.5-oz.) pkg. (2 cups) milk chocolate chips

Steps

  • 1 Heat oven to 375°F. Lightly spoon flour into measuring cup; level off. In large bowl, combine all base ingredients; mix with fork until crumbly. Press mixture evenly in bottom of ungreased 13x9-inch pan.
  • 2 In medium saucepan, combine 1/2 cup brown sugar and 1/2 cup margarine. Heat over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until mixture comes to a full boil. Remove from heat; stir in coconut and nuts. Spoon over base; spread evenly with fork.
  • 3 Bake at 375°F. for 12 to 18 minutes or until topping is bubbly and edges of base are golden brown.
  • 4 Remove pan from oven. Sprinkle with chocolate chips. Let stand 5 minutes to soften chips. With back of spoon, carefully spread chocolate evenly over bars. Cool 1 1/2 hours or until completely cooled. Cut into bars.
  • 1 Heat oven to 375°F. Lightly spoon flour into measuring cup; level off. In large bowl, combine all base ingredients; mix with fork until crumbly. Press mixture evenly in bottom of ungreased 13x9-inch pan.
  • 2 In medium saucepan, combine 1/2 cup brown sugar and 1/2 cup margarine. Heat over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until mixture comes to a full boil. Remove from heat; stir in coconut and nuts. Spoon over base; spread evenly with fork.
  • 3 Bake at 375°F. for 12 to 18 minutes or until topping is bubbly and edges of base are golden brown.
  • 4 Remove pan from oven. Sprinkle with chocolate chips. Let stand 5 minutes to soften chips. With back of spoon, carefully spread chocolate evenly over bars. Cool 1 1/2 hours or until completely cooled. Cut into bars.
 

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Bar
Calories
200
Calories from Fat
110
% Daily Value
Total Fat
12g
18%
Saturated Fat
4g
20%
Cholesterol
2mg
1%
Sodium
85mg
4%
Total Carbohydrate
21g
7%
Dietary Fiber
1g
4%
Sugars
15g
15%
Protein
2g
2%
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
6%
6%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
4%
4%
Iron
4%
4%
Exchanges:
1/2 Starch; 1 Fruit; 1 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 2 1/2 Fat;
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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