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Fudgy Macaroon Bars

Anyone with a sweet tooth will make a beeline for my dessert tray when these rich squares show up. They're attractive on the platter and delectable with fudge and coconut. —Beverly Zdurne, East Lansing, Michigan
  • Total Time
    Prep: 25 min. Bake: 35 min. + cooling
  • Makes
    3 dozen

Ingredients

  • 4 ounces unsweetened chocolate
  • 1 cup butter
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3 large eggs, lightly beaten
  • FILLING:
  • 3 cups sweetened shredded coconut
  • 1 can (14 ounces) sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon almond extract
  • TOPPING:
  • 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts

Directions

  • In a microwave, melt chocolate and butter; stir until smooth. Cool slightly. Stir in the sugar, flour, salt, vanilla and eggs. Spread half of the batter into a greased 13x9-in. baking pan.
  • In a large bowl, combine the filling ingredients. Spoon over chocolate layer. Carefully spread remaining chocolate mixture over filling.
  • Bake at 350° for 35-40 minutes or until the sides pull away from the pan. Immediately sprinkle with chocolate chips. Allow chips to soften for a few minutes, then spread evenly over filling. Sprinkle with walnuts. Cool completely before cutting.
Nutrition Facts
1 each: 219 calories, 12g fat (7g saturated fat), 35mg cholesterol, 108mg sodium, 27g carbohydrate (22g sugars, 1g fiber), 3g protein.
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