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Fudgy Coconut Squares

 Fudgy Coconut Squares
Whenever I taste these rich, delicious layered bars, I think of my childhood. My parents were missionaries in Thailand, and Mother was able to get these common ingredients there - the squares reminded us of the candy bars back home. -Pam Tesh, Lexington, North Carolina
24 ServingsPrep: 20 min. + chilling Bake: 50 min.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1-1/2 cups sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup King Arthur Unbleached All-Purpose Flour
  • 1/4 cup baking cocoa
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts
  • 1 can (14 ounces) sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 cup flaked coconut
  • ICING:
  • 2 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 1/4 cup baking cocoa
  • 5 tablespoons evaporated milk
  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

Directions

  • In a bowl, cream butter and sugar. Add eggs and vanilla; mix well.
  • Combine flour, cocoa and walnuts; add to the creamed mixture.
  • Spread into a greased 13-in. x 9-in. baking pan. Bake at 350°
  • for 30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes
  • out clean.
  • Combine condensed milk and coconut; carefully spread over the hot
  • chocolate layer. Bake at 350° for 20 minutes or until coconut is
  • lightly browned.
  • Combine icing ingredients until smooth; spread over warm bars.

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Fudgy Coconut Squares (continued)

Directions (continued)

  • Refrigerate at least 1 hour before cutting. Yield: about 4 dozen.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (2 each) equals 289 calories, 14 g fat (8 g saturated fat), 56 mg cholesterol, 129 mg sodium, 39 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 4 g protein.