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Fudgy Macaroon Bars Recipe

Fudgy Macaroon Bars Recipe

Anyone with a sweet tooth will make a beeline for my dessert tray when these rich squares show up. They're attractive on the platter and delectable with fudge and coconut. —Beverly Zdurne, East Lansing, Michigan
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Bake: 35 min. YIELD:36 servings

Ingredients

  • 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
  • FILLING:
  • 3 cups sweetened shredded coconut
  • 1 can (14 ounces) sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon almond extract
  • TOPPING:
  • 1 cup (6 ounces) semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts

Directions

  • 1. 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 13x9-in. baking pan.
  • 2. In a large bowl, combine the filling ingredients. Spoon over chocolate layer. Carefully spread remaining chocolate mixture over filling.
  • 3. 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 over bars. Sprinkle with walnuts. Cool completely before cutting. Yield: 3 dozen.

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 219 calories, 12g fat (7g saturated fat), 35mg cholesterol, 108mg sodium, 27g carbohydrate (22g sugars, 1g fiber), 3g protein.

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Lisa
Reviewed Apr. 8, 2018

"This recipe is easy to make and very delish!"

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TrishtheDish1
Reviewed 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."

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Rhonda1969
Reviewed 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."

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Grady's mom
Reviewed 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."

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Grady's mom
Reviewed 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."

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