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Coconut-Almond Bars


Makes 32 bars


2 cups powdered sugar, sifted
1 cup flaked coconut
1/3 cup plus 1 tablespoon sweetened condensed milk
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 cup milk chocolate chips
1/2 cup semisweet chocolate chips
1 tablespoon shortening
1 cup blanched whole almonds


  1. Line 8-inch square pan with foil; lightly butter foil.
  2. Combine sugar, coconut, condensed milk and vanilla in medium bowl. Press into prepared pan. Refrigerate until firm.
  3. Melt both chips with shortening in heavy, small saucepan over low heat, stirring constantly.
  4. Spread chocolate mixture evenly over coconut mixture in pan. Press almonds into chocolate in rows 1 inch apart. Score into 2X1-inch bars. Refrigerate until almost firm.
  5. Cut into bars. Store in refrigerator.

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