Almond-Coconut Candy Bars

  • Prep 45 min
  • Total 5 hr 10 min
  • Ingredients 12
  • Servings 36
Almond-Coconut Candy Bars

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

Steps

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  • 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.

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Tips

Expert Tips

  • These bars have the almond and coconut flavors of a popular candy bar.
  • Use semisweet chocolate squares in place of chocolate chips. Use three 1-ounce squares for 1/2 cup of chips. Coarsely chop the squares so the chocolate will melt easily and uniformly.
  • After opening the bag of coconut, reseal it tightly and refrigerate it. Use it within three months.

Nutritional Information

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Bar
Calories
130
Calories from Fat
60
% Daily Value
Total Fat
7g
11%
Saturated Fat
4g
20%
Cholesterol
5mg
2%
Sodium
50mg
2%
Total Carbohydrate
16g
5%
Dietary Fiber
1g
4%
Sugars
12g
Protein
1g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
0%
0%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
0%
0%
Iron
4%
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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