Coconut-Pecan-Fudge Bars

  • Prep 20 min
  • Total 3 hr 0 min
  • Ingredients 17
  • Servings 16

Ingredients

Base

1/2
cup Pillsbury™ Fudge Supreme double chocolate premium brownie mix (from 15.8-oz box), reserving remaining mix for filling
6
Nature Valley™ pecan crunch crunchy granola bars (3 pouches from 8.9-oz box), crushed (heaping 1 cup)*
1/4
cup packed brown sugar
1/4
cup chopped pecans or pecan pieces
1/4
cup butter or margarine, melted

Filling

Remaining dry brownie mix
Chocolate Syrup (from mix)
1/4
cup vegetable oil
1/4
cup water
1
egg or 1/4 cup fat-free egg product or 1 egg white

Topping

1/4
cup packed brown sugar
1/4
cup chopped pecans or pecan pieces
1/4
cup butter or margarine, melted
3/4
cup flaked coconut
1/4
teaspoon vanilla

Garnish, if desired

Whipped cream or ice cream
Additional crushed Nature Valley™ pecan crunch crunchy granola bars

Steps

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  • 1
    Heat oven to 350°F (325°F for dark pan). Grease bottom only of 9- or 8-inch square pan with shortening or cooking spray. Set Chocolate Syrup aside. In medium bowl, mix all base ingredients. Spread mixture in pan, pressing down evenly with back of spoon or fork.
  • 2
    In large bowl, beat all filling ingredients 50 strokes with spoon. Spoon and spread batter evenly over base. In small bowl, mix all topping ingredients; sprinkle over filling.
  • 3
    Bake 35 to 40 minutes for 9-inch pan (45 to 50 minutes for 8-inch pan) or until coconut is golden brown and bars begin to pull away from sides of pan. Cool 1 hour 30 minutes to 2 hours before serving. Cut into 4 rows by 4 rows. Serve at room temperature topped with whipped cream and additional crushed granola bars.

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Tips

Expert Tips

  • *To easily crush granola bars, do not unwrap; use rolling pin to crush bars.

Nutritional Information

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Bar
Calories
320
Calories from Fat
160
% Daily Value
Total Fat
18g
27%
Saturated Fat
7g
35%
Trans Fat
1g
Cholesterol
30mg
10%
Sodium
160mg
7%
Potassium
75mg
2%
Total Carbohydrate
37g
12%
Dietary Fiber
2g
8%
Sugars
27g
Protein
3g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
4%
4%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
0%
0%
Iron
6%
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; 3 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
2 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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