Thanks to my cookbook give away the other week, I discovered in the comments another kind of bar/dainty that I would like to try. And as per usual, I put my own twist on it, which is very easy to do with 7 layer bars, you can invent the layers as you go and to your taste. I used dark and white chocolate and the results were mouthwateringly good.
This was so rich and delectable, and so satisfying for a sweet tooth, or sweet teeth, like mine. It was fantastic cold from the fridge, warm on the counter…and they were supposed to go to my husbands work and never made it there.
1/2 cup butter
2 cups graham cracker crumbs
1 cup dark chocolate chips
1 cup white chocolate chips
1 cup chopped pecans
1 can sweetened condensed milk
1 1/3 cups shredded unsweetened coconut
Kick the tires and light the fires to 350.
Melt the butter…
Add in the graham crumbs. And try not to eat the mixed product. Obviously I have a butter addiction, butter/sugar…..butter/graham crumbs….butter/butter….you just can’t go wrong with butter!
I am finding lately with my baking that making my own graham crumbs is working better than the pre-crushed store bought ones, which I did use for this recipe. The pre-crushed are getting finer and finer and not really holding together as well.
Once they are mixed, press it firmly into the bottom of a parchment lined 9×13 pan.
You can see below how fine the crumbs are…light as air.
Take half of the can of condensed milk, and pour it over the crumbs, I think this lets it soak in a bit to hold the crumbs together.
Then you can add in the chocolate chips, those you haven’t eaten yet, of course, in an even layer over the milk.
Now here’s where I looked at it and second guessed myself, thinking that it wasn’t going to be a very thick square. Luckily I didn’t add anything other than the chopped pecans on top of the chocolate because it’s so rich that thinner is better.
So on top of the chocolate, add the pecans and then the coconut, which was unsweetened by the way. I hate when recipes don’t tell you which to use.
Take the remaining milk and drizzle it over the top of everything.
Bake in a 350 degree oven for 20-25 minutes, until the top is nicely browned. And enjoy, oh my lord, enjoy! And try different combos of chocolate and nuts, use what you like. I think milk chocolate and dark would be to die for….oh heck, any combo of chocolate would be amazing of course!