Friday, December 14, 2012

Magic Cookie Bars

I'm so happy to welcome back Heather of Sunday Morning Banana Pancakes today with an amazing holiday treat guest post! I am also sharing my recipe for Salted Caramel Chocolate Chip Cookies over on SMBP today, but make sure you check out Heather's beautiful creation below before clicking over to see those. Thanks for sharing your recipe, Heather!


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I am so excited to once again be guest posting here at Vegan Fling! You all know how much I love Meliss and her blog from my other guest post, so it should be no surprise that I jumped at the opportunity once again, to share a recipe with YOU - the wonderful readers of Vegan Fling!

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Growing up we were always surrounded by loads of family and friends - my Dad has a group of best friends that he has known since childhood, they all live within walking distance and 3 of them, including my Dad still live in the same houses they grew up in! So naturally I have a few Uncles that aren't really my Uncles per say but rather my Dad's best friends. I remember my Uncle Phil going crazy over these anytime my Mom made them - often times she would make him his very own batch.
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The first time I made these for Justin he was hooked. There is just something about chocolate, coconut and nuts that taste so good together, a buttery crust of graham crackers practically guarantees a life long love affair with the magic cookie bar.
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Magic Cookie Bars are super quick to make and hold well over a couple of days - they are the perfect treat to bring to a family gathering, a cookie swap or to include in your Holiday treat boxes.
I hope you and your family enjoy these sweet magically delicious treats just as much as we do!
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Magic Cookie Bars
makes 20 squares

you will need:
1 1/2 cups graham cracker crumbs (about 1 sleeve)
1/3 cup coconut oil or vegan butter- melted
(1) 15oz can cream of coconut - mixed well
1 1/3 cups shredded coconut
1 cup walnuts roughly chopped
1 1/2 cups vegan chocolate chips

assembly:
pre heat oven to 350*

Pour melted butter or coconut oil in the bottom of a 9 x 13 baking dish - evenly sprinkle graham cracker crumbs over the melted oil.

Drizzle the cream of coconut over the graham cracker layer
note: please ensure the cream of coconut is well mixed prior to drizzling.

Layer vegan chocolate chips, coconut & walnuts over the cream of coconut. With the back of a wooden spoon or spatula firmly press down on the bars working from one side to the other.

bake in a pre heated oven for 20-25 minutes until the coconut is toasted.

remove for oven and allow to completely cool prior to cutting and serving - the bars need to set for at least 15 minutes.

enjoy!

6 comments:

  1. these seem so familiar to me! i feel like someone made these when i was a kid and i loved them. they look so good, heather. i feel like these would be so easy to deglutenize if i can get a hold of gf graham crackers.

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  2. look at them gooey goodness. i love coconut and chocolate together.:)

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  3. Yum! I know a certain coconut lover in my household who would be all over these!!

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  4. Oh my goodness, I love these. I can't remember what I used to call them growing up but I remember making some very similar bars(except with sweetened condensed milk). These look SO awesome!

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  5. I love magic. Especially in cookie/bar form. ;-)

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