Monday, January 30, 2012
Coconut pecan chocolate chunk bars (Modern Baker)
I'm just loving the cookie section from The Modern Baker. The only problem is figuring out which recipe to try next!
Luckily, Kayte saved me this time, posting this amazing picture of NM's coconut pecan chocolate chunk bars. Once hubby caught a glimpse, he was in full support of my stopping everything to make them immediately.
These have a taste reminiscent of seven layer bars, but with a cleaner, better flavor. They start with a buttery dough pressed into the pan and baked lightly. The topping is made with brown sugar, eggs, sugar, vanilla, coconut, pecans, and chocolate (I used a combination of chopped 60% and semi-sweet chocolate chips).
NM says to store them at room temperature, but I saw that Margaret had put hers in the fridge to firm up, so I went that route.
While these were yummy straight from the oven, chilled, they were ah-maz-ing! Definitely a new favorite around here.