Saturday, January 22, 2011

Coconut Mud Bars

These are a delicious combination of dark chocolate and coconut.
Bottom Layer:
1 1/3 cups flour
½ tsp. baking powder
Pinch of Salt
½ cup brown sugar
1 stick butter, slightly softened and cut into pieces

10 oz. semi-sweet chocolate, finely chopped
3/4 cup heavy cream

¼ cup butter, softened
½ cup sugar
¼ tsp. coconut extract
2 tsp. vanilla extract
2 large eggs
1 ½ cups shredded coconut
1 ½ cups chopped pecans

Preheat oven to 350; Spray a 13x9 pan

Bottom Layer:
In a medium bowl, whisk together the dry ingredients. Mix butter cubes in with your hands. Press into the pan and bake for 10 minutes.

While it’s baking, make the
ganache: Put the chopped chocolate in a medium bowl. Bring the cream to a simmer on the stove. Pour the cream over the chocolate and let sit for 5 minutes. Stir until smooth. Pour the ganache over the cooled crust and put in fridge to set for about 15 minutes.

Cream the butter. Add the sugar and extracts and beat well. Add the eggs; beat well. Stir in the coconut and pecans. Drop the topping over the ganache and spread gently. Bake for 25-30 minutes. Cool; cut into bars.

1 comment:

Joan Morris said...

Oh my, those sound delicious. I love macaroons so I would probably love them!