February 17, 2011

German Chocolate Bars

Sorry I have been MIA lately...I have been trying to get our house in order...my kids are a mess, house is a mess...therefore, I am a mess;)  I think I have HOPEFULLY gotten things put back together!  I will have to blog about what I have done!  So...now I am back to what I love doing...blogging and BAKING!  
 My Mom's friend, Brenda, emailed this to her and when I saw the recipe I had to make it right away!  It just sounds good!  German Chocolate Bars...you know?  Sometimes you can just look at recipe and know its good.  So...if you are a chocolate, coconut and pecan fan...you will die and then go to heaven!!


German Chocolate Bars
From: Brenda and Family Circle


  • Bars:
  • 1  box  (17.6 ounces) brownie mix with milk-chocolate chunks
  • 1  large  egg
  • 1/3  cup  vegetable oil
  • 1  teaspoon  coconut extract
  • 1/2  cup  chopped sweetened flake coconut
  • 1/2  cup  chopped pecans

  • Frosting:
  • 3/4  cup  sugar
  • 5  tablespoons  unsalted butter, cut up
  • 1  can  (5 ounces) evaporated milk
  • 2    egg yolks
  • 1  cup  sweetened flake coconut
  • 3/4  cup  chopped pecans
  • 1/2  teaspoon  vanilla extract

Directions

1. Bars: Heat oven to 350°F. Line a 13 x 9 x 2-inch baking pan with nonstick foil.
2. In a large bowl, stir together brownie mix, egg, 1/4 cup water, oil and extract just until smooth. Stir in coconut and nuts. Spoon into prepared pan, spreading to edges.
3. Bake bar at 350°F for 20 to 25 minutes, or until center is set.
4. Frosting: In a small saucepan, combine sugar, butter, evaporated milk and egg yolks. Cook over medium-high heat, whisking, until very bubbly and thickened, 13 to 15 minutes. Stir in coconut, nuts and vanilla; cook 2 more minutes.
5. After removing bar from oven, pour warm frosting over top, spreading to edges. Cool 20 minutes on wire rack at room temperature. Chill slightly, or until ready to serve. Use foil to lift bar from pan for easier slicing.

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