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.
Measuring Cups and Spoons
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
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.