It is way beyond me that something this easy is so good! And for the life of me I should not keep any of these ingredients on hand. I honestly could eat the entire pan by myself and almost did last night but GI Joe saved the day and he ate the other half!
Yesterday was one of those days that you just want to stay curled up in a blanket by the fire. It was quite cold and rainy. I just wanted to stay home, but I had shopping to do. My niece, that is in pharmacy school, is getting married in June and next Saturday she is having her first wedding shower in Savannah. We picked up her gift and wouldn’t you know it they had Lenox Butler’s Pantry on sale. I have wanted it since the first day I set my eyes on it. Yes, I bought eight place settings and three serving pieces. Now if you know someone who wants Vintage Vine in beige, please let me know. I really need to unload it! GI Joe said,”Well, Happy Anniversary, Valentine’s Day and Birthday!” It is so worth it though.
Since having a light dinner last night, I really wanted to go to downtown Villa Rica to Gabe’s. Their Bread Pudding is the best. Not wanting to venture out in the rain and cold, I stood in front of the pantry with the door open and all I saw was sweetened condensed milk and semisweet chocolate pieces. I told myself not to make those bad Chocolate Magic Bars, but myself did not listen.
At 9:30 they were in the oven. While they were baking GI Joe and I played PW’s Smarty Pants Word Game. What nerds!! Out of the oven in 25 minutes and the fight for the pan began.
This recipe is great for beginner cooks It is easy, quick and good to the last crumb. Open the pantry now I’ll bet you have all of the ingredients. In fifteen minutes you can have these in the oven. Eat them while their hot right out of the pan. The chocolate will be hot and gooey, the toasted pecans crunchy. the coconut sweet and the cracker crust buttery!
Check out the photos on a previous post Fruitcake Bars. It is the same recipe. Just replace the fruit with chocolate. Easy as magic.
Chocolate Magic Bars
- 1 stick of butter or margarine
- 1 1/2 cups graham cracker crumbs
- 1 cup chopped pecans or walnuts
- 6 ounces semisweet chocolate morsels
- 1 1/3 cups (3 1/2 oz) flaked coconut
- 1 15 oz. can sweetened condensed milk
Pour melted butter or margarine onto the bottom of a 13 x 9 inch pan. Sprinkle crumbs evenly over melted butter or margarine. Sprinkle chopped nuts evenly over crumbs. Scatter chocolate morsels over nuts. Sprinkle coconut evenly over chocolate morsels. Pour sweetened condensed melt evenly over coconut. Bake in a moderate oven 350 degrees for 25 minutes or until lightly browned on top. If you are using a dark or a glass pan lower the temperature by 25 degrees. Cool in the pan for 15 minutes. Cut into bars.
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