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April 20, 2008

"Snow Storm in April" Bars: A (modified) Seven Layer Bar

seriously think this is the easiest dessert I have ever made that didn't involve a mix. My coworker Nitin wanted something with chocolate and coconut for his birthday. I really wanted to make him my Mandy's Candy bars which are always a hit, but that seemed like a cop-out. Then I stumbled on this recipe and couldn't resist. Could four ingredients really taste that good?
You betcha! What a little gem this recipe turned out to be!

You're probably wondering about the name of these little guys. On the day I brought these bars to work (4/18), we were treated to a very strange day for weather. Throughout the day we had hail, ice pellets, little snow flakes, giant snow flakes, freezing rain, sideways rain, about 10 minutes of sunshine, and flurries. By the time I went to bed we had about 8 inches of heavy, wet snow outside (that's my birdbath!) . I'm not saying these bars caused the crazy weather, but it was an interesting coincidence...

Chocolate Coconut "Snow Storm in April" bars
Yield: 1 batch made about 20 smallish one-bite bars

1 1/2 cups graham cracker crumbs
1 can sweetened condensed milk
1 1/2 cups sweetened flaked coconut
1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
1/4 cup white chocolate chips (If you don't like or have any white chocolate chips, just increase the semisweet chocolate chips by 1/4 cup)

Optional Topping
1/3 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
1/2 cup sweetened flaked coconut or other nut of your choosing

Preheat oven to 350F. Line a 9"x9" baking pan with parchment paper, leaving extra so it hangs up and over the edges of the pan. Spray the paper with some Pam or butter lightly.

Combine milk and graham cracker crumbs and mix together until well combined. I used my stand mixer on medium speed for about a minute, scraping the sides and bottom of the bowl once.

Add coconut and mix until well combined. Scrape bowl.

Add both chocolate chips and mix on low speed just until they are well combined.

Pour into prepared pan and spread until even (batter will be very thick). Bake for 30 minutes. Be careful not to over bake them.

If you want to add the topping, when bars are done, remove pan from the oven and scatter the chocolate chips over the top, if desired. Let it sit for about a minute, until the chocolate is melted and spread the chocolate around the surface until the top of the bars evenly covered. While the chocolate is still warm, sprinkle coconut over the top. Let the bars cool completely and then put in the fridge until you're ready to cut them.

To cut them, use the parchment paper to pick them up and out of the pan. (Note: If you don't have any parchment, use wax paper, tin foil, or you can just grease the pan and hope for the best. These can be a little tricky to get out of the pan without the aid of the paper.) Using a very sharp knife, cut bars into the desired length. Store in an air tight container.


  1. Hey Julia! My, these look delicious! I like your new blog look!

  2. Thanks Priscilla! It's kind of a work in progress but I'm getting there slowly. BTW, on a completly different topic, are you a member of the Daring Bakers? It might be something you'd really enjoy.

  3. Actually Julia, I'm not...but I do always enjoy seeing everyone's work!


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