Sunday, February 19, 2012

Coconut Chocolate Bars -- or Mounds :)

Do you love a Mounds bar? Then you'll adore these~
Mother made them yesterday. She had a hankering, as they say. They are stupendous. Here's the recipe:

3/4 cup sweetened flaked coconut
3/4 cup unsweetened dried coconut
1/3 cup sweetened condensed milk
3 1/2 to 4 oz. fine-quality bittersweet chocolate, chopped (Mother used Hersey's dark chocolate bar, which was fabulous.)

Line bottom and 2 sides of 8" square metal baking pan with wax paper, leaving 2" overhang on sides.
Mix coconuts and milk with fingers (wet hands to prevent stickiness) until combined well. Press into pan with spatula. Chill 5 min.
Melt chocolate in double boiler, stirring smooth. Spread evenly over coconut layer. Chill 5-7 min.
Lift entire mass onto cutting board using the overhang, and halve with sharp knife. Sandwich the 2 halves together. You can place the chocolate on the outside, or the coconut, as Mother did. I prefer the coconut; it's tidier for eating.  Cut into bite-size squares. Chill until ready to serve.

Mother doubled the recipe, but when she did, she just decided to put in the entire can of milk.

I adore these. Sigh.

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