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Monday, September 7, 2009


Almond Coconut Bars / Taste Of Home
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1 1/2 cups graham cracker crumbs
1/2 cup butter, melted
1 can (14 ounces) sweetened condensed
milk
1 pkg (7 ounces) flaked coconut
2 cups (12 ounces) semisweet chocolate
chips
1/2 cup peanut butter
24 blanched almonds

In a small bowl, combine the graham cracker crumbs and butter. Press into an ungreased 13 x 9 inch baking dish. Combine the milk and the coconut. Carefully spread over the crust. Bake at 350 F for 18 to 20 minutes or until lightly browned. In a microwave-safe bowl, combine the chocolate chips and the peanut butter. Microwave on high for 1 minute, then stir. Microwave for 30-60 seconds longer or until the chips are melted. Stir until smooth. Spread over the warm bars. Garnish with the almonds. Refrigerate for 1 hour before cutting the bars. Makes 2 dozen

Recipe Source: Taste Of Home - Dolores Skrout

Frosted Peanut Butter Bars / Taste Of Home
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1/3 cup shortening
1/2 cup peanut butter
1 1/2 cups packed brown sugar
2 eggs
1 tsp vanilla
1 1/2 cups flour
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 cup milk

Frosting:
2/3 cup creamy peanut butter
1/2 cup shortening
4 cups confectioners sugar
1/3 to 1/2 cup milk

Topping:
1/4 cup semisweet chocolate chips
1 tsp shortening

In a large mixing bowl, cream the shortening, peanut butter, and brown sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in the eggs and vanilla. Combine the flour, baking powder, and salt. Gradually add to the creamed mixture alternately with the milk. Transfer to a greased 15 x 10 inch baking pan. Bake at 350 F for 16 to 20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool on a wire rack. For the frosting, in a small mixing bowl, cream the peanut butter, shortening, and confectioners sugar until light and fluffy. Gradually beat in enough milk to achieve spreading consistency. Frost the bars. In a microwave, melt the chocolate chips and shortening. Stir until smooth. Drizzle over the frosting. Cut into the bars. Makes about 5 dozen bars

Recipe Source: Taste Of Home - Sharon Smith

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