I’m almost embarrassed to post these, almost, scratch that I have no shame people, these bars came about for the need to have a quick treat to send with hubby for a work luncheon. Being that they are extremly, embarrassingly easy hasn’t stopped me from making them 5 times since I have been home from vacation. Any event this past week that came up with hubby these beauties were made and quickly cut into bars. The only problem is that I keep leaving small pieces for me, so take into account that I have made these 5 times and add up each piece I have ravished, it quickly adds up to some serious sugar intake. But me being the calm and collective person I am figure that each piece must be consumed to remind myself of my superior baking skills (whatever). The crust is pulsed graham crackers held together with melted butter pressed into a 9×13 pan. This can be even easier, I know I know, if you use packaged ground graham crumbs which I found while searching for panko. I almost fainted, when was this invented? Why didn’t anyone call me? Of course I grabbed a box, then proceeded to melt the butter in the microwave and the process was cut in half, oh I could cry of complete joy.
Okay, people take my word and march into your kitchen or run like I do and whip these up. You won’t be disappointed and while you devour a piece, you can smile thanking me for being super cool. Enjoy Sweet Life!
Oh and since I am in a self praise mode, why don’t you stop by Drick’s Rambling Cafe wherere there is a whole post dedicated to me, you know your truly loved when someone creates recipes in your honor. Check out a great recipe for Livin’ the Sweet Life Chicken Tacos , love it! Texas hugs going out to Drick for thinking of me, your too cool Dude, love ya!
I made smaller versions for this post, the recipe is for a 9×13.
Chocolate Coconut Bars
by Sweet Life
by Vianney Rodriguez
3 cups graham cracker crumbs (almost 20 cookies)
1 1/2 sticks of unsalted butter, melted
1/4 tsp sea salt
1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
2 cups sweetened coconut
1 1/2 cups sweetened condensed milk
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray or butter a 9×13, set aside.
Pulse graham crackers in the food processor until finey ground or you can used pre boxed graham cups.
In a large bowl mix together crumbs, melted butter, salt until combined. Place mixture into pan and press into bottom.
Sprinkle coconut over crust.
Sprinkle chocolate chips over coconut.
Pour condensed milk over mix.
Bake 25 to 30 minutes until edges are lightly brown.