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Chewy Coco-Walnut Bars

Written By Srimathi Mani on Thursday, May 17, 2012 | 1:11 PM

With school year almost coming to an end, less homework and more fun times have started to set in. Two days ago, my daughter wanted to help with dinner. She wanted us to have the eggplant mozzarella sandwich like the one at Anderson's bakery, sweet potato fries and a healthy dessert. So convinced me to make the dessert and to keep my part of the deal, I made the coco-walnut bars.We did not have a recipe, so we added our own ingredients into the mixing bowl and kept note of the ingredients on the white board that my daughter loves writing on. It was a lot of fun and the bars turned out awesome. It was chewy for sure because we used brown sugar, had a macaroon like taste because of the coconuts, walnuts and oats added a lot of texture.She certified that it was blog worthy. So here I am sharing our crazy experiments, and in a way, documenting to revisit memories.


Gadgets:

Bowl
Measuring Cups and Spoons
Spatula
Baking tray 
Aluminum Foil


Ingredients:

Desiccated Shredded Coconut - 2 cups
Oats - 2 cups
Chopped Walnuts - 1 cup
All Purpose Flour - 1/4th cup
Brown Sugar - 1 1/2 cup
Salt - one pinch
Milk - 1/4th cup
Butter - 2 tbsp
Vanilla Essence - 1 1/2 tsp
Egg - 1
Dark Chocolate - 2 pieces shaved


Preparation:

1.Set the oven at 350 degrees F. In a bowl add all the dry ingredients. At this point ask yours kids to use their hands and mix the ingredients. They will have a fun time playing with the textures.

2. Mix all the wet ingredients one at a time and bring them mixture together.

3. In a small baking tray ( 8x8) line with foil and transfer the mixture. Spread and pat evenly. Bake for 20 minutes. 

4. Remove and cut them when they are cooled a little. Add the dark chocolate shavings a little on each square. Store in the fridge for it to set very well.




20 comments:

  1. Very delicious chewy ones..Love the nutty flavor!

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  2. I dont mind to kick start my day with this bars, chewy bars looks prefect and addictive.

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  3. wow..these chewy bars looks so delicious !!!perfectly done !!!!!!

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  4. Want to taste a piece immediately.... Very yummy... Kids friendly

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  5. they looks too good..all the ingredients that went into it are yum!

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  6. Wow...nice n healthy creation from u,recipe sounds so yummy...nutritious too,perfect meal to kick start one's day...thanks for sharing!!

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  7. Looks yum
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  8. Would love to keep these handy in the bag. Any time is munch time! Lovely pictures.

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  9. Looks awesome, with chocolate and coconut, shud have tasted great..

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  10. Yumm!! What fun for your daughter!!

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  11. such a nice one.. decide to make a desert & such a healthy one.. looks super yum!

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  12. nice bars. love to have one piece right now

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  13. Love coconut
    Love chocolate
    Love nuts
    Love chewy
    Love crunch

    You can't go wrong with these :)))

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  14. Lovely bars,looks so tempting.

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  15. perfect as breakfast bar, looks great and nice recipe

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  16. Had a chance to taste this bar. Awesome! Easy dessert.

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  17. Awesome dessert! Had a taste of it.

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  18. YUMMY! I love anything chocolate, adding walnut is bonus. While I was making this dessert last night I totally licked the spoon a few times.

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