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Coconut Graham Cracker Squares

Total Time

Prep: 25 min. + chilling Cook: 10 min.

Makes

4 dozen

These bar cookies travel well and feed a lot of people at potlucks and family reunions. Kids especially like their rich flavor.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup butter, cubed
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 large egg, beaten
  • 1 cup sweetened shredded coconut
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts
  • 1 cup graham cracker crumbs
  • 24 whole graham crackers
  • FROSTING:
  • 1/4 cup butter, softened
  • 2 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt

Directions

  1. In a heavy saucepan, melt butter. Stir in sugar, milk and eggs. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 10 minutes. Remove from the heat. Stir in coconut, nuts and cracker crumbs.
  2. Line a greased 15x10x1-in. pan with 12 whole crackers. Spread with the coconut mixture. Top with remaining crackers; press down gently. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for 30 minutes.
  3. Meanwhile, in a small bowl, combine frosting ingredients; beat until smooth. Break each cracker into four portions; spread with frosting.

Nutrition Facts

1 each: 179 calories, 9g fat (4g saturated fat), 18mg cholesterol, 168mg sodium, 24g carbohydrate (14g sugars, 1g fiber), 2g protein.

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