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Friday, May 10, 2013

German Chocolate Cookie Bars

I have so many recipes "pinned" that I want to try, but often don't get around to trying them because I haven't planned well enough that I have the items on hand.  These little bar cookies were a hit for my family! I had everything but the box cake on hand so it was easy enough to pick up one ingredient to give it a whirl! (This recipes came from www.favfamilyreipces.com)

German Chocolate Cookie Bars

1 box Devil's Food cake mix (not the kind with pudding added)
1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, melted
1 large egg

1 (14 oz) can sweetened condensed milk (fat free works great too!)
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 large egg
1 cup chopped pecans
1 cup shredded sweetened coconut
1/2 cup milk chocolate chip


Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Greased a 9 x 13-inch baking pan; spray with cooking spray.

In a medium bowl, mix together the cake mix, butter eggs, and press into the bottom of the prepared pan.  The crust should not come up the sides. Bale for 7 minutes and remove from oven. The crust will not look done.

While the crust is baking, mix together the sweetened condensed milk, vanilla, eggs, pecans and coconut.  Pour evenly over the warm crust and sprinkle evenly with the chocolate chips.  Bake for 24-30 minutes, until the top is  light golden brown.  Remove from the oven and cool completely before cutting into squares.

Watch them disappear!

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