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“These are decadent! A little bit of trouble to make, but they are worth every bite. Very chocolaty!”
READY IN:
25mins
YIELD:
24 bars
UNITS:
US

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. Lightly butter a 9x13-inch baking pan.
  3. To make the bottom layer, stir together 1 1/3 cups flour, 1/2 tsp baking powder, pinch salt and the brown sugar.
  4. Use a pastry blender to add the 1/2 cup of butter (in small pieces), until the mixture is crumbly and coarse.
  5. Press into the bottom of the baking pan.
  6. Bake at 350°F for 10 minutes, then place pan on rack to cool.
  7. Leave oven on.
  8. Next prepare the chocolate ganache.
  9. After the chopped chocolate is placed in a medium bowl, bring the cream to a simmer in a small saucepan.
  10. Pour the cream over the ganache, and wait 5 minutes before stirring.
  11. The ganache will be smooth when ready to refrigerate and set (15 minutes in the refrigerator).
  12. To prepare the topping, cream the remaining butter in a bowl.
  13. Add the granulated sugar, and extracts.
  14. Beat until blended, then beat in the eggs; then stir in coconut and nuts.
  15. Drop the topping by spoonfuls evenly over the ganache and spread with a spatula or a knife.
  16. Bake at 350°F for 25-30 minutes, until golden brown.
  17. Set pan on rack to cool before cutting into bars.

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