Tuesday, November 18, 2008

German Chocolate Bars

As I am gearing up for Turkey Day, I thought I would make something not related to a pumpkin. I know, shocking. I will have plenty of those to come. I have not made Magic Cookie Bars in a long time, but I think that the two recipes are about the same. However, I enjoyed this one better because it was more like a brownie than a bar.
My Dad liked these cold and my Mom liked them hot. Me, well, somewhere in the middle I would say. Very gooey and rich, wonderful textures of coconut and nuts. The sweetened condensed milk and egg took on a cream cheese like taste and appearance to me. Give these a try; you’ll thank me for it.
German Chocolate Bars
1 18-ounce box chocolate cake mix
½ cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, melted
1 large egg
1 14-ounce can sweetened condensed milk
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 large egg
1 cup chopped nuts
1 cup shredded coconut
1/2 cup milk chocolate chips
Preheat the oven to 350°F. Grease a 9x13-inch baking pan well with butter. In a medium bowl, mix together the cake mix, butter and egg, and press into the bottom of the prepared pan. The crust should not come up the sides. Bake for 7 minutes and remove from the oven. The crust will not look done.
While the crust is baking, in a medium bowl mix together the sweetened condensed milk, vanilla, egg, nuts and coconut. Pour evenly over the warm crust, sprinkle evenly with the chocolate chips, and bake for 24 to 30 minutes, until the top is a light golden brown. Remove from the oven and cool completely before cutting into squares.