Sunday, October 6, 2013

Chocolate Macaroon Layered Bars


If you like coconut and chocolate you need to bake up some of these delicious bars right away
chewy rich and yummy coconut mmmm mmmmm

What you need:

Base Layer of the Macaroon
3/4 cup (1-1/2 sticks) unsalted butter, cut into 1/2 inch chunks
2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt

Chocolate Layer
10 ounces semi-sweet chocolate chips

Topping
4 egg whites
3/4 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1 bag (7 ounces) sweetened flaked coconut


Directions

1  Preheat oven to 350°F.
2  In food processor, pulse butter, flour, sugar and salt until mixture begins to form
small lumps. Transfer mixture into a 13 x 9 in. pan; press evenly onto the bottom.

Bake 15-17 minutes or until just    golden. While crust is baking, prepare topping.
3  Sprinkle chopped chocolate evenly over the hot crust. Allow it to melt; spread
evenly with spatula.

The Topping -(prepare while the bottom layer is in the oven baking)

4  In large bowl, whisk together egg whites and sugar until combined well. Stir in
flour and coconut.

5  Drop small spoonfuls of coconut mixture onto chocolate layer; spread gently.
5  Bake 25-30 minutes or until top is golden. Cool completely in pan. Cut into  bars.

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