Macadamia-Coconut-Caramel Bars

Coconut and chocolate provide flavor to these nutty bars – a delicious dessert.

  • prep time 15 min
  • total time 2 hr 5 min
  • ingredients 8
  • servings 32

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
  • 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
    12%
    (Saturated Fat
    4g,
    4%
    ),
    Cholesterol
    2mg
    2%;
    Sodium
    85mg
    85%;
    Total Carbohydrate
    21g
    21%
    (Dietary Fiber
    1g
    1%
      Sugars
    15g
    15%
    ),
    Protein
    2g
    2%
    ;
    % Daily Value*:
    Vitamin A
    6%;
    Vitamin C
    0%;
    Calcium
    4%;
    Iron
    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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