February 23, 2010

Coconut Almond Bars

I got the urge to bake last night.  I've had two boxes of brownie mix sitting in the cupboard since Christmas, so I decided to use one of those.  I found  this recipe and tweaked it to use what I had on hand.

Brownie Ingredients:

1 box family size Dark Chocolate Brownie Mix (makes a 9 x13 pan)
1/4 cup water
1/2 cup canola oil
2 eggs

Filling ingredients:

1 cup (2 sticks) butter, softened
2 cup powdered sugar
4-6 tablespoons milk
1 cup toasted finely chopped almonds
1 cup flaked coconut

1 can chocolate fudge frosting

Preheat oven to 350F.  Mix the brownie ingredients and pour into a greased 9x13 pan.  Bake 30 minutes unitl done.  Let cool completely.

For filling, beat butter and powdered sugar with an electric mixer.  Add milk and beat until creamy.  Add coconut and nuts.  Spread over cool brownies. 

Microwave canned frosting for 1 minute to make a pourable consistancy.  Spread evenly over coconut filling and let set until firm enough to cut.

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