Rainy Day Deliciousness!

Gusty winds and rain showers kept us home on this chilly September day. It’s been about a month since my husband proudly brought home a couple of dark brown, hairy coconuts (store-bought, of course) and insisted we make homemade coconut milk. He laboriously spent three hours grating the hard meat until it was fine enough to cream into curry last week. And today, we used the leftover coco bits to combine into a delicious dessert (or was it our entire lunch?!)

It was a family affair: daddy chopping cooking chocolate into chips; Karsten mixing the flour all over the pot and himself; mommy trying to cook the bars just right so they wouldn’t burn…

The result was chewy, not too sweet, and with just the right bit of crunch to satisfy. We scraped the pan, and our cake plates ‘til the last crumb.

Recipe for Chewy Chunky Coco Bars:

Ingredients:

1 cup flour

A pinch of salt

4 ounces butter melted and cooled

1 cup sugar

1 egg

1 cup desiccated coconut

1 cup chocolate chips

Topping:

1 cup chocolate chips

1 tsp butter

 

Directions:

1.      Grease an 8 inch baking pan and preheat oven to 350

2.      Mix flour and salt

3.      Beat melted butter with sugar until creamy, then beat in egg

4.      Slowly mix in flour and salt

5.      Add coconut and chocolate chips

6.      Bake for 25 minutes

7.      Cool and then drizzle with chocolate sauce

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