There once was a time in my life that I would bake the days away, and cook, and bake, and cook. Oh to be a sophomore in college again with an abundance of free time and nothing to fill it with. (except baking) These days it’s rare, because it’s not at the top of my list for things I want to do after working all day. However, I’m trying to bake some for the holidays and upcoming parties and family get togethers, so to start …
Chewy Chocolate Coconut Bars
2 c. flour
1 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. salt
2/3 c. butter
2 c. packed brown sugar
1 1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
1 1/2 c. semisweet chocolate chips
3/4 c. chopped walnuts
1 c. shredded coconut
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Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease a 9×13 inch baking pan.
In large bowl, cream the shortening, brown sugar, eggs and vanilla extract.
Slowly blend in flour, baking powder, and salt. Mix until well blended. Fold in chocolate chips, walnuts and coconut. Spread the mixture evenly in pan.
Bake 20 to 25 minutes. Let cool before cutting into bars.
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Even Olli wants to bake more this holiday.