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German Chocolate Bars Recipe

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This recipe for German Chocolate Bars, by , is from From Bunny's Kitchen, one of the cookbooks created at FamilyCookbookProject.com. We help families or individuals create heirloom cookbook treasures.

Sandra Browne
Added: Friday, February 9, 2007


1 - 17.6oz. box brownie mix with milk chocolate chunks
1 egg
1/4 cup water
1/3 cup vegetable oil
1 tsp. coconut extract
1/2 cup chopped sweetened flaked coconut
1/2 cup chopped pecans

3/4 cup sugar
5 T unsalted butter, cut up
1 can (5 oz.) evaporated milk
2 egg yolks
1 cup sweetened flaked coconut
3/4 cup chopped pecans
1/2 tsp. vanilla extract

Heat oven to 350. Line a 13" x 9" x 2" pan with foil. Stir brownie mix, egg, water, oil, and extract just till smooth. Stir in coconut and nuts. Spoon into prepared pan, spreaading to edges. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes or until center is set.

Meanwhile, combine sugar, butter, evaporated milk, and egg yolks in a small saucepan. Cook over medium heat, whisking, until very bubbly and thickened (13 to 15 minutes). Stir in coconut, nuts, and vanilla. Cook for 2 more minutes.

After removing the pan from the oven, pour warm frosting over the top, spreading to the edges. Cool for 20 minutes on a wire rack at room temperature. Chill slightly before cutting into bars.




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