These bars are like little pieces of heaven. Easy to make, sweet and chewy on the inside and a super cute dessert idea for Valentine's day... Here's the recipe:
1 stick unsalted butter
1 cup sweetened shredded coconut
1 cup packed light brown sugar
1 cup all purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon sea salt
1 14 ounce can sweetened condensed milk
2 tablespoons softened butter
1 tablespoon light corn syrup
1 bag milk chocolate chips
1- Preheat the oven to 375. Grease a 9×13 pan.
2 -Place the coconut, flour, brown sugar, baking powder, and salt in a large bowl.
3- Melt the butter in a saucepan over low heat. When melted, pour over the dry mixture and mix until a crumbly dough forms. Stirring with a rubber spatula helps spread the butter into the dry ingredients.
4- Press into 9×13 pan and bake for 15-18 minutes, until golden brown and lightly set. Let crust cool completely.
5- Heat sweetened condensed milk with butter (2 tbs) and light corn syrup for about 5 minutes over medium-high heat. Liquid should turn a deep beige color.
6- Pour and spread sauce over cooled crust and bake for 12-14 minutes. The sauce will be a light golden brown color and there will be bubbles when you remove it from the oven. Cool completely or until sauce has set enough to frost over the top.
7- Melt chocolate chips in a double boiler. Pour over the bars and spread evenly.
Refrigerate for a period of time to help the frosting set. Then store at room temperature for easiest cutting and serving.
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