Thursday, September 30, 2010
Cookie Recipe #271 - French Vanilla Coconut Macaroon Bars
A cake mix is the base for this bar cookie; a few additions, bake, top with lines of chocolate, and you have a yummy concoction.
Ingredients: 1 package French Vanilla cake mix, 1/3 cup margarine or butter, 2 tablespoons water, 1 teaspoon vanilla, 1 egg, 1 1/2 cups coconut, 1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips.
Instructions: Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease a 9x13-inch pan; set aside. In large mixing bowl, place cake mix. With pastry blender or fork, cut in butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Add water, vanilla, and egg; blend well. Stir in coconut; mix well. Press dough evenly into prepared pan.
Bake in preheated 350 degree oven for 16-22 minutes or until bars are golden brown and edges begin to pull away from sides of pan. Cool 15 minutes on wire rack.
In small saucepan over low heat, melt chocolate chips, stirring constantly (or use the microwave resealable bag method). Drizzle over bars. Cool completely and cut into bars.
Makes 2 dozen bars.
This recipe was presented by Cheryl Osborn, Flushing, Michigan, in the "The Million Dollar Bake-Off" put out by Pillsbury Cookbooks, Minneapolis, MN, April 1996.