Almond-Coconut Candy Bars

Almond-Coconut Candy Bars

Almond and coconut bring out the crunch in these candy bars flavored with chocolate - a delicious dessert.

Prep Time

45

Minutes

Total Time

5:10

Hrs:Mins

Makes

36

bars

Base
1
cup semisweet chocolate chips
1/4
cup butter
1/2
cup chocolate cookie crumbs
Filling
3
egg whites
1
cup sugar
2
teaspoons vanilla
1/2
teaspoon almond extract
2 1/2
cups coconut
3/4
cup Gold Medal® all-purpose flour
36
whole almonds
Glaze
1/2
cup semisweet chocolate chips
3
tablespoons butter
  1. Heat oven to 350°F. Line 13x9-inch pan with foil. Spray foil with nonstick cooking spray. In small saucepan, combine 1 cup chocolate chips and 1/4 cup butter; melt over low heat, stirring occasionally. Stir in cookie crumbs. Spread mixture evenly in bottom of sprayed foil-lined pan. Refrigerate 15 minutes or until set.
  2. Meanwhile, in large bowl, beat egg whites until soft peaks form. Gradually add sugar, beating until stiff peaks form. Add vanilla and almond extract; blend well. Stir in coconut and flour until well mixed.
  3. Spread filling evenly over base. Arrange almonds over bars in 6 rows of 6 each.
  4. Bake at 350°F. for 20 to 25 minutes or until lightly browned and center is set when lightly touched.
  5. In small saucepan, melt glaze ingredients over low heat, stirring frequently until smooth. Drizzle glaze over bars. Cool at least 4 hours or until set. Cut into bars.
Makes 36 bars
Make the Most of This Recipe With Tips From The Betty Crocker® Kitchens
Recipe Fact
These bars have the almond and coconut flavors of a popular candy bar.
Ingredient Substitution
Use semisweet chocolate squares in place of chocolate chips. Use three 1-ounce squares for 1/2 cup of chips. Coarsely chop the squares so the chocolate will melt easily and uniformly.
Storage Tip
After opening the bag of coconut, reseal it tightly and refrigerate it. Use it within three months.

Nutrition Information:

1 Serving (1 Bar)
  • Calories 130
    • (Calories from Fat 60),
  • Total Fat 7g
    • (Saturated Fat 4g,),
  • Cholesterol 5mg;
  • Sodium 50mg;
  • Total Carbohydrate 16g
    • (Dietary Fiber 1g,
    • Sugars 12g),
  • Protein 1g;
Percent Daily Value*:
    Exchanges:
    • 1 Fruit;
    • 1 Other Carbohydrate;
    • 1 1/2 Fat;
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.