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German Chocolate Bars

  • Prep 20 min
  • Total 3 hr 30 min
  • Ingredients 9
  • Servings 16

This gooey dessert has all the delicious decadence of German Chocolate Cake in bar form. ...MORE+ LESS-

Nikki Gladd Nikki Gladd
March 14, 2017

Ingredients

1
roll (16.5 oz) Pillsbury™ Cookies Chocolate Chip
1/3
cup unsweetened baking cocoa
3
tablespoons unsalted butter
1/4
teaspoon salt
3/4
cup toasted pecans, roughly chopped
3/4
cup sweetened or unsweetened coconut flakes
1/2
cup heavy whipping cream
1/2
cup sugar
2
egg yolks

Steps

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  • 1
    Heat oven to 350°F. Line bottom and sides of 8-inch square pan with foil.
  • 2
    Let 1 roll (16.5 oz) Pillsbury™ refrigerated chocolate chip cookies stand at room temperature 10 minutes. In medium bowl, mix cookie dough and 1/3 cup unsweetened baking cocoa until well blended. Press evenly in bottom of pan.
  • 3
    Bake 12 to 15 minutes or until edges are set (do not overbake). Cool completely, at least 1 hour.
  • 4
    In large bowl, mix 3 tablespoons unsalted butter, 1/4 teaspoon salt, 3/4 cup toasted pecans, roughly chopped, and 3/4 cup sweetened or unsweetened coconut flakes. Set aside.
  • 5
    In 2-quart saucepan, cook 1/2 cup heavy whipping cream, 1/2 cup sugar and 2 egg yolks over medium heat 3 to 5 minutes, stirring frequently with heatproof spatula, until thickened and mixture coats back of spatula. Immediately pour into bowl of coconut/pecan mixture. Stir until butter is melted. Let cool to room temperature, about 1 hour. Mixture will thicken into icing as it cools.
  • 6
    Spread icing over chocolate cookie layer. Refrigerate until set, about 1 hour, before cutting into bars (4 rows by 4 rows).

Expert Tips

  • Bake cookie layer the night before so it’s cooled and ready for the icing the next day.
  • Toss the spoon, and use your hands to mix the cookie dough and baking cocoa.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
270
Calories from Fat
150
% Daily Value
Total Fat
17g
26%
Saturated Fat
7g
37%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
40mg
14%
Sodium
140mg
6%
Potassium
70mg
2%
Total Carbohydrate
28g
9%
Dietary Fiber
2g
7%
Sugars
19g
Protein
2g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
4%
4%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
0%
0%
Iron
6%
6%
Exchanges:
1/2 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
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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