Thursday, July 14, 2011

Coconut Brownie Bars

These bars didn't look good (coconut topping looked goopy and melty), but they sure tasted great and were a hit at work. They are very sweet, so be ready for a sugar rush after one bar. Normally I don't cut items from a 8x8 pan into 24 pieces (prefer 9 larger pieces), but smaller bite sized portions are a must with these bars.
I adapted the recipe from the coconut bon bon bar recipe found on the Betty Crocker website.

Brownie Base
1 package of brownie mix (sized for a 8x8 or 9x9 pan)
1/4 cup vegetable oil
1 egg
Coconut Topping
1/4 cup butter softened
1/2 can (14 oz) sweetened condensed milk
3 cups powdered sugar
1 cup shredded coconut

Bake brownies according to package directions.
Beat butter and milk with electric mixer on medium speed until smooth. Gradually beat in powdered sugar. Stir in coconut until well blended. Spread filling evenly over brownie base. 
Cover and refrigerate for about 2 hours or until filling is set.
Store covered in refrigerator.
Yields 24 servings.

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