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Chocolate Macaroon Bars

 Chocolate Macaroon Bars
Here's a nice Christmas treat that takes very little effort. The classic combination of chocolate and coconut is timeless.—Loraine Meyer, Bend, Oregon
48 ServingsPrep: 20 min. Bake: 20 min. + chilling

Ingredients

  • 2 cups chocolate wafer crumbs
  • 6 tablespoons confectioners' sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted
  • 1 can (14 ounces) sweetened condensed milk
  • 3-3/4 cups flaked coconut
  • 1 cup sliced almonds, toasted
  • 1-1/2 cups semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1/3 cup heavy whipping cream

Directions

  • In a small bowl, combine the wafer crumbs, confectioners' sugar and
  • butter; press into a greased 13-in. x 9-in. baking pan. In a large
  • bowl, combine the milk, coconut and almonds. Drop by spoonfuls over
  • crust; spread evenly.
  • Bake at 350° for 20-25 minutes or until edges begin to brown.
  • Cool completely on a wire rack. In a microwave-safe bowl, melt chips
  • and cream; stir until smooth. Drizzle over top. Refrigerate until
  • firm. Cut into bars. Yield: 4 dozen.
Nutritional Facts: 1 bar equals 146 calories, 9 g fat (6 g saturated fat), 10 mg cholesterol, 71 mg sodium, 16 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 2 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1-1/2 fat, 1 starch.