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French Coconut Pecan Bars

French Coconut Pecan Bars
  • Prep 15 min
  • Total 2 hr 15 min
  • Ingredients 7
  • Servings 48
Enjoy these delicious bars that are baked with chocolate, oats and pecans - perfect dessert to be served at your next party.
Updated November 19, 2010
Bake-Off® Contest 38, 1998
Bake-Off® Contest 38, 1998
Betty Marx
Brooklyn Park, Minnesota

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

Steps

  • 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.

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

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Bar
Calories
170
Calories from Fat
80
Total Fat
9g
14%
Saturated Fat
3g
15%
Cholesterol
10mg
3%
Sodium
120mg
5%
Total Carbohydrate
21g
7%
Dietary Fiber
1g
4%
Sugars
13g
Protein
2g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
2%
2%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
0%
0%
Iron
4%
4%
Exchanges:
1/2 Starch; 1 Fruit; 1 1/2 Fat;
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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