Monday, August 16, 2010
So, I found the following recipe in my pink "Better Homes & Gardens" cookbook. By the way, I strongly suggest this one if you can find it. I've not had a stinker of a recipe out of it yet!
1 c. all-purpose flour
1/2 c. packed brown sugar
1/2 c. butter
2 c. coarsely chopped pecans
1 c. flaked coconut
1 - 14 oz. can sweetened condensed milk
2 tsp. vanilla
20 vanilla caramels, unwrapped
2 TBSP milk
1 c. milk chocolate pieces or semisweet chocolate pieces
3. Meanwhile, in a small saucepan combine caramels and milk. Cook and stir over medium-low heat just until caramels melt. Drizzle caramel mixture over filling. Sprinkle with chocolate pieces. Cool completely. Cut into bars.
Yes, my friends, these bars are as good as they look. The crust is a brown sugar shortbread. I used chocolate chips melted on the top, and I used a spatula to spread it and make a layer of chocolate.
It's a good thing I brought them to someone else's house. I do not think I'd have been able to stay out of the pan. You could mix and match the nuts and chocolate type, based on your preference, or what's in the pantry.
This one's a keeper for SURE!
On to the next baking adventure........