2.13.2014

Recipe: Raspberry Coconut Layer Bars

The other day, I walked by the kitchen at work and saw these raspberry beauties out on the counter, just begging me to eat them. Not wanting everyone at work to know how well I can tie on the old feedbag, I looked disinterested and nonchalantly grabbed one on my way to my desk, like "Oh hey. What's this. Sure, I'll take one. I guess."



It was the so freaking good, it took everything in me to not go back and eat the whole plate.

After casually inhaling two more, I complimented my coworker Jill on her handywork and basically begged for the recipe.

Hopefully, it's not a secret family treasure because I'm totally sharing it right now with the whole, wide world (and by world, I really just mean my mom and two friends in Casper, WY).


Raspberry Coconut Layer Bars

Ingredients

1 2/3 graham cracker crumbs
1 stick melted butter
7 oz sweetened flaked coconut
14 oz can sweetened condensed milk
1 cup raspberry jam (roughly 3/4 of the jar, if you don't feel like measuring)
1/2 cup chopped, toasted walnuts

Directions

Preheat oven to 350.

1. Mix together graham cracker crumbs and butter. Press into a compact crust in a 9x13 baking dish.




2. Spread coconut evenly over crust.




3. Pour condensed milk evenly over coconut.




4. Bake for 20-25 minutes, or until the edges turn golden.




5. Let cool, then evenly spread jam over everything. (It will seem like there's not enough, but there is.)




6. Chill 3 - 4 hours. Top with toasted walnuts; you may want to use more than 1/2 cup. As you can see in the photos, it's on the sparse side.




7. Cut into squares/ rectangles and serve!


I made these for our Super Bowl party and they were a fucking hit. Not to mention, they were super easy to make. Anything that's easy to throw together and makes me look like I know what I'm doing in the kitchen gets a thumbs up in my book. Five chins all around!


1 comments:

Sarah Purdy said...

DAYUM DAYUM DAYUM!! I want to attack these like Paula Dean attacks a stick of butter; like Tonya Harding attacks Nancy Kerrigan; like Cujo attacks...everything. Raspberry Coconut Bars, better go into witness protection, girl, 'cause I'm coming for you. I will bring this nom to your doorstep.

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