Sunday, February 21, 2010

Magic Cookie Bars

I’m featuring a favorite of many today. Something easy to make with the rich flavor of chocolate, Magic Cookie Bars. Invite your children to join you in creating these yummy treats. A great activity for introducing young people to culinary techniques and baking. You may have the next great Patisserie and Baking Chef on your hands.

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1 1/2 C    graham cracker crumbs

1/2 C      (1 stick) butter or margarine melted

1             (14oz)  can sweetened condensed milk

2 C          (12oz)  semi-sweet chocolate chips

1 1/3 C    flaked coconut

1 C           chopped walnuts

Preheat oven to 350 degrees (325 degrees for glass baking pan). In small bowl, combine graham cracker crumbs and melted butter, mix well. Press crumb mixture firmly in 13 x 9 inch baking pan. Pour sweetened condensed milk evenly over crumb mixture. Layer with remaining ingredients and press down firmly with fork. Bake 25 minutes or until lightly browned. Cool completely before cutting into bars.

This is the beginning of my focus in the area of home economics. Today I’m starting with the topic of easy baking pertaining to the culinary arts field.