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Fudgy Macaroon Bars

 Fudgy Macaroon Bars
Sweet tooths make a beeline for my dessert tray whenever these rich squares show up. They're attractive on the platter and delectable with fudge and coconut.
36 ServingsPrep: 25 min. Bake: 35 min.

Ingredients

  • 4 ounces unsweetened chocolate
  • 1 cup butter
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon McCormick® Pure Vanilla Extract
  • 3 eggs, lightly beaten
  • FILLING:
  • 3 cups flaked coconut
  • 1 can (14 ounces) sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 teaspoon McCormick® Pure Vanilla Extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon McCormick® Pure Almond Extract
  • TOPPING:
  • 1 cup (6 ounces) semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts

Directions

  • In a microwave, melt chocolate and butter; stir until smooth. Remove
  • from the heat; cool slightly. Stir in the sugar, flour, salt,
  • vanilla and eggs. Spread half of the batter into a greased 13-in. x
  • 9-in. baking pan.
  • In a large bowl, combine the filling ingredients. Spoon over
  • chocolate layer. Carefully spread remaining chocolate mixture over
  • filling.
  • Bake at 350° for 35-40 minutes or until the sides pull away from

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Fudgy Macaroon Bars (continued)

Directions (continued)

  • the pan. Immediately sprinkle with chocolate chips. Allow chips to
  • soften for a few minutes, then spread over bars. Sprinkle with
  • walnuts. Cool completely before cutting. Yield: 3 dozen.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1 each) equals 219 calories, 12 g fat (7 g saturated fat), 35 mg cholesterol, 108 mg sodium, 27 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 3 g protein.