Fudgy Macaroon Bars
Total TimePrep: 25 min. Bake: 35 min. + cooling
- 4 ounces unsweetened chocolate
- 1 cup butter
- 2 cups sugar
- 1 cup all-purpose flour
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 3 large eggs, lightly beaten
- 3 cups sweetened shredded coconut
- 1 can (14 ounces) sweetened condensed milk
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1/2 teaspoon almond extract
- 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
- 1/2 cup chopped walnuts
- In a microwave, melt chocolate and butter; stir until smooth. Cool slightly. Stir in the sugar, flour, salt, vanilla and eggs. Spread half of the batter into a greased 13x9-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 the pan. Immediately sprinkle with chocolate chips. Allow chips to soften for a few minutes, then spread evenly over filling. Sprinkle with walnuts. Cool completely before cutting.
Nutrition Facts1 each: 219 calories, 12g fat (7g saturated fat), 35mg cholesterol, 108mg sodium, 27g carbohydrate (22g sugars, 1g fiber), 3g protein.
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Mar 8, 2019
Read the reviews, tried a smaller pan to make thicker bars as others suggested and all I have to say is there’s a reason it’s a larger pan in the recipe!! They flopped big time, did not cook properly in the centre while the edges got hard, had to cook them at least an hour and the centre STILL turned out a bit undercooked, they look nothing like the picture, HOWEVER despite the cooking mishap the taste is still on point!! I would definitely try to make them again but in the suggested pan size. Otherwise great recipe! I am still happy with the turnout. Mine are ugly but delicious. Even with gluten free flour, which is what I made mine with. I think they would be great with extra coconut sprinkled on top with the walnuts :)
Jan 8, 2019
These were awesome! Made them for a Christmas family gathering, and everyone loved them. I just used an entire 14 oz pkg of coconut. Mine definitely didn't look as pretty as the ones in the picture (they stuck to the bottom of the pan), but they still tasted great!
Nov 19, 2018
I was so excited for these, but they didn't quite turn out as I had hoped. Utilizing a 13X9 pan did not yield bars that looked anything like the picture. They were much thinner and the coconut mixture was not as nicely distributed. The dessert itself was far too sweet for me. I was hoping that the unsweetened chocolate would tone it down, but combined with the chips on top and condensed milk, it was too sweet and yielded a very almond-y flavor despite a reduced amount of extract. I don't see myself making this again.
Jul 12, 2018
DELICIOUS!! Was a big hit at a family gathering. Added a little extra coconut and the bars turned out just like the picture!!
Apr 8, 2018
This recipe is easy to make and very delish!
Feb 3, 2018
Overall, I'd have to give these a 5 star rating. I was a bit disappointed by the fact that they didn't turn out as thick as the picture shows. I think you'd have to make them in a smaller pan to get them to turn out thick like in the picture. I added a full teaspoon of almond extract, and used sliced, toasted almonds on top instead of walnuts. I was hoping that these were going to taste like an Almond Joy candy bar, but they really don't. They are good though, just different than what I expected. You'll need a glass of milk with these.
Dec 24, 2015
Love these bars and everywhere I take them people just love them. So easy. I made the recipe exactly how it is and so good.
Aug 12, 2011
I bake cookies for a local senior center and like to try new recipes. I made these a few weeks ago and they are still raving about them. These are the most popular ones I've made so far. I did make a few changes. I upped the almond extract to 1 tsp and used sliced almonds instead of walnuts. I also sprinkled the chocolate chips and almonds on before baking. The almonds got nicely toasted. I know I will be making these often.
Aug 12, 2011
I bake cookies for our local senior center and like to try new recipes. I made these a few weeks ago and they are still raving about them. My most popular cookies to date. I made a few changes. I upped the almond extract in the filling to 1 tsp and used sliced almonds instead of walnuts. I also sprinkled the chips and almonds on before I baked them. The almonds became nicely tosted.