Tuesday, February 05, 2013

#2669 - Layer Bars

(by Cousin Cathy [Minier] Ulrich)

Crust: 1 1/2 cups graham cracker crumbs; 1/4 cup white sugar; 1/4 cup butter (melted)

Layer 1: 1 - 8oz. Philadelphia cream cheese (softened); 1/2 cup white sugar; 1 egg

Layer 2: 3/4 cup Baker's angelflake coconut; 3/4 cup chopped nuts; 1 - 6oz. bag Nestle's semi-sweet chocolate bits

Crust--in a bowl add graham cracker crumbs, 1/4 cup white sugar and melted butter--stir. Press the crust mixture into the bottom of a greased 9 x 13 cake pan. Bake at 325 degrees for 10 minutes. Layer 1: in a mixer add softened cream cheese, 1/2 cup white sugar and egg--beat. Spread the mixture over the warm crust. Layer 2: in a bowl add coconut, chopped nuts and chocolate bits--stir to mix. Sprinkle the mixture all over the cream cheese layer. Use the back of a spoon to lightly press the the chocolate bits layer into the cream cheese layer. Bake at 350 degrees for 25-30 minutes or until lightly browned. Cool completely. Cut into bars or squares.

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