Friday, October 14, 2011

Mounds Bars. 31 days of Christmas Wonder (day 14)

Do you have a specialty that you have to make in order for it to feel like Christmas? We do. If I only make one goodie for the holidays . . . it has to be Mounds Bars

When I was in college, my parents where still in Viet Nam. So I spent summers and Christmas vacation with the Smith family. Shirley was an awesome cook and Mounds Bars is just one of her recipes that I love.                    

Mounds Bars

2 cups graham cracker crumbs
1 1/2 cubes of melted butter
1/4 cup powdered sugar

Mix together and press into a 9 X 13" pan. Bake for 10 minutes at 325 degrees.

Mix 7 ounce package of coconut with one can sweetened condensed milk and spread over baked crust.

Bake for 15 more minutes.

Remove from oven and spread with 6 ounce package of chocolate chips and a 6 ounce package of butterscotch chips, that have been melted in a double boiler.

Cool and then place in the refrigerator for 20 minutes to set the chocolate.

Try them this weekend . . . an early Christmas gift to your family.

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  1. I have a cooking for dummies question. What is a double broiler?

    I can't wait to make these! (And find out what a double broiler is) :)

  2. Green green it's green they say on the far side of the hill...I came to visit my friend Glenda and I am going to let all this lovely green decor help me plan dinner now! Sounds too fun though and the love connection to recipes is a very sweet aspect of this post.

  3. These sound SO yummy! I'm writing down the recipe! I always have to have those little round white ball cookies, we call them pecan puffs (rolled in powdered sugar).
    Thanks for sharing the recipe!

  4. Oh, Glenda...I am ready to run out for the ingredients right now!! These look and sound delish!! Thanks so much! :-)


  5. Yum! I LOVE anything coconut. These are going on my must try list. Thanks!

  6. Glenda,
    I can't wait to make these after the success of the Coffee Lovers cake...
    I can make a double boiler - if you haven't got one Kate, a heatproof bowl sitting above a pan of boiling water works for me (the water shouldn't touch the bowl)
    but we have different names for everything here. I've worked out the butter cube, powder sugar and crackers but not sure about butterscotch chips...I can get hard butterscotch sweeties or caramac that's like a bar of orange chocolate.Just have to try them both I guess!

    My Christmas thing is boring old mince pies - maybe I'll start a new tradition...

  7. Oh my gosh!!! I could smell the aroma of them on my way here! Hands down, Mounds bars are my fave candy bar!!! So you know I will be making these. Thanks for the recipe, Glenda!

  8. yummy! anything with chocolate in it;)

  9. Yum, i love mounds bars. wow, if i could figure out a way to make THESE sugar-free & gluten-free, i would feel truly accomplished.

  10. Kate:
    You can fill a pan with water, then place a smaller pan inside it with the chocolate. It's just so you don't put the chocolate pan right onto the burner, keeps it from burning. :)

  11. These sound YUMMY!!! Can't wait to try them. As for a double boiler...I melt chocolate chips in the microwave all the time. Just a couple of minutes at a time and stir often. Thanks for sharing this recipe Glenda!!


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