Sunday, April 1, 2012

Chewy Coconut Almond Squares

1 box (17.5oz.) Oatmeal Chocolate Chunk Cookie Mix (Pillsbury)
1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, melted
1/2 cup flaky coconut
1/2 cup chopped almonds
1 can (14 oz.) sweetened condensed milk (NOT evaporated milk)

Preheat oven to 375 degrees.  Combine cookie mix and butter.  Press into 9 x 13 baking dish.  Bake 10 minutes.  Remove form oven and evenly top with coconut and almonds.  Pour sweetened condensed milk evenly over top.  Bake 25 minutes.  Cool and cut into squares.  Makes about 24 squares.

Comments:  This original recipe called for graham cracker crumbs.  I decided to use cookie mix and the oatmeal chocolate chunk sounded good.  You can actually use any flavor you want.  You can also change the nuts from almonds to pecans or walnuts.  This would probably even be good with peanuts.  I like using the large shaved coconut that is unsweetened which I find at the health food stores in bulk.
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