I posted this recipe on Sunday and just remembered I wanted to post it here. My girlfriend's DH, Marty waxes poetically about them and requests them for his birthday every year so we have dubbed them Marty Bars around here. They are my most requested sweet!
French coconut cream bars 2 cups flour 2 cups sugar 1 tsp. soda 1 cup butter 1 cup water 1/4 cup cocoa 1/2 cup buttermilk 2 beaten eggs 1 tsp. vanilla extract * Mix flour, sugar and soda in large bowl. Set aside. In a saucepan, mix butter, water and cocoa. Bring to a boil. Pour over flour mixture and mix well. Add buttermilk, eggs and vanilla. Beat until smooth. Pour into a greased and floured 10X15 jelly roll pan or two 9X13 pans. Bake at 375 degrees for 15-20 minutes or until cake tester comes out clean. Cool completely. Filling 4 cups powdered sugar 1/4 cup milk 1 cup softened butter 1 Tbsp. coconut flavoring * Mix well with mixer and spread evenly on completely cooled bars. Refrigerate. Glaze 1 cup butter 12 ounces milk chocolate chips 2 tsp. vanilla extract * Put butter and chips in saucepan. Melt over low heat. When completely melted add vanilla and spread evenly over chilled bars. Return to fridge to chill completely before cutting into squares.
(These freeze beautifully and it's always nice to be able to pull homemade goodies out of your freezer when something unexpectedly comes up.)
akathy, you had posted this recipe awhile back in a thread on the old boards. I wanted to tell you I have made these several times since first seeing your recipe and they are delicious. Everyone who tries them wants the recipe!! Thanks for sharing.....this is a keeper.
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