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8/26/12

Raspberry Coconut Bars

 




When reading recipes, certain ingredients always signal yumminess. Sweetened condensed milk is one of them.  The removal of water, and the addition of sugar, could not result in anything less than a super yum. Am I right?

Sugar tastes good. Water doesn't really have a taste. Well, in theory, it is tasteless. If you visit me, and I want to insure a short stay, a glass of our tap water, will have you running for the door.

My large plops of chocolate didn't make for a gorgeous presentation, nor did the napkin, and poor lighting, but the combination of raspberry, and chocolate, more than makes up for that. Use your imagination, and taste the gooey delight of these confections.  Come on people..raspberry, chocolate, and coconut! Need I say more?


Raspberry Coconut Bars 

  • 1-2/3 cups graham cracker crumbs
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted
  • 2-2/3 cups flaked coconut
  • 1 can (14 ounces) sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 cup seedless raspberry preserves
  • 1/3 cup chopped walnuts
  • 1/2 cup chocolate chips
  • In a small bowl, combine cracker crumbs and butter. Press into a
  • 13-in. x 9-in. baking dish coated with cooking spray. Sprinkle with
  • coconut; drizzle with sweetened condensed milk. 
  • Bake at 350° for 20-25 minutes or until lightly browned. Cool
  • completely on a wire rack.
  • Spread preserves over crust. Sprinkle with walnuts.
  • Melt chocolate chips; stir until smooth. Drizzle over walnuts.
  • Cut into bars. Refrigerate for 30 minutes
  • or until chocolate is set. Yield: 3 dozen.  
     
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8 comments:

  1. My boys are raspberry freaks. They could love these. Thanks for sharing at Church Supper. Love seeing new faces. Have a blessed week & come back soon ~EMM

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  2. These look great. I think raspberry is a great fruit to bake with, but one that is often overlooked :(. THanks so much for sharing at Must Try Monday! It's great to have you:).

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  3. This looks amazingly yummy!! I would love for you to link it to my Tasty Thursdays party at The Mandatory Mooch. http://mandatorymooch.blogspot.com/2012/08/tasty-thursdays-6.html

    Thanks,
    Nichi

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  4. These looks so fun! Thanks for sharing on Southern Sundays. Hope to see you again tomorrow!

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  5. Thanks so much for linking up to last week’s Martha Mondays! I do hope you’ll drop by again this week and share another post : )

    http://www.watchoutmartha.net/2012/09/martha-mondays-link-up-party-features-93.html

    ~Amanda
    www.watchoutmartha.net

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  6. What a great combo of flavors!! Thanks so much for linking up to Tasty Thursdays at The Mandatory Mooch. I hope you will link up again this week. The party will be live tonight!! www.mandatorymooch.blogspot.com

    Thanks, Nichi

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  7. Oh! These look really delicious and perfect to make for holiday cookie tins!
    Thank you for linking up at our annual Cookie Exchange!
    Chris Ann & Kristin

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