Monday, January 24, 2011
Posted by Lindsey at 8:10 AM
Seven is supposed to be a lucky number, right? Well as luck may have it, I discovered these amazing bars about a year ago. Behold... seven layers of yummy goodness baked down into one fantastic dessert. These are super easy to throw together. They are made up of things I love - graham crackers, walnuts, chocolate, butterscotch, white chocolate, and coconut. You can obviously adapt these to your liking, but I find them perfectly irresistible as is. And they are a wonderful crowd pleaser - an excellent dessert for a get-together (an upcoming superbowl party perhaps). Set these on a platter and then step away... if you stand too close, you run the risk of eating them all yourself before anyone else can enjoy them. :)
Yields 20 bars
1 cup sweetened flaked coconut
1/2 cup (1 stick) butter
5 oz graham crackers
1 cup finely chopped walnuts
1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
1/2 cup white chocolate chips
1/2 cup butterscotch chips
1 (14 oz) can sweetened condensed milk
Preheat oven to 350°F. Line a 9x13 inch baking pan with aluminum foil, allowing about a 2 inch overhang along the long sides of the pan. Spray pan with non-stick cooking spray; set aside.
In a medium skillet over medium heat, toast the coconut, stirring occasionally until lightly browned and golden. Remove from heat.
Place stick of butter in the prepared pan and put it in oven to melt, about 6 minutes. Meanwhile, Place graham crackers in a large ziploc bag. Using a rolling pin, crush crackers until you have a mixture of crumbs, bits and chunks. When butter has melted, remove the pan from the oven. Add graham cracker crumbs to the pan and toss lightly with a fork until butter in absorbed. Distribute crumbs evenly along the bottom of the pan. In order, sprinkle walnuts, chocolate chips, white chocolate chips, butterscotch chips, and toasted coconut over the graham cracker crumbs. Pour condensed milk evenly over the top.
Bake for about 25 minutes, or until the top is golden brown. Cool on wire rack for at least 2 hours. Remove bars from the pan, using excess foil to lift, and transfer to a cutting board. Use a sharp knife and cut into bars, wiping knife clean after each cut.
Source: Annie's Eats
Labels: Cookies and Bars