When I see a recipe that everyone is so excited about I go way back to “the olden days” as my children used to say and begin to remember something I made or had to eat. That is where this came from. Actually it came from my best friend in high school, Linda, who made these. I don’t remember eating one, but I’m sure I must have. I remember her making them. Not from a recipe though. So I guess it was one of those that she had learned from her sister and could just throw together. I was amazed. We never used sweetened condensed milk or graham cracker crumbs from a box that I could remember. My momma always made everything from “scratch.” I’m sure that is because that is how she learned to do it from her mother.
As I began to see versions of this on other blogs I had to make some. I have a group from my church who usually plan for me to make a dessert. So I had to make this one for one of our potluck dinners before our study. As it turned out, we did our study and then planned an entire series of soup lunches for Lent. I don’t know how we got around to that from our study; however I think it turned out to be quite productive. We are a small group. I hope everybody does their part.
Anyway, back to the Wonderland Bars. That’s what Linda called them in high school. I’m sure you have an entirely different name for them and perhaps a little different version of the recipe. Mine is pretty simple, high in calories and wonderfully rich.
What You Need:
- 1 stick butter or margarine
- 1 ½ cups graham cracker crumbs (I used the box)
- 1 can sweetened condensed milk
- 1 ½ cups sweetened shredded coconut
- 1 ½ cups chopped pecans
- 1 12 ounce package semi-sweet chocolate chips
What You Do:
- Preheat the oven to 350°.
- Melt the butter or margarine in the microwave.
- Pour over the graham cracker crumbs and mix well.
- Press into a 9” X 13” baking pan lined with foil to make it easier to remove from the pan and cut the bars.
- Next sprinkle the coconut and then the pecans
- Pour the sweetened condensed milk over the layer.
- Bake for 20 minutes.
- While this is baking melt the chocolate chips until smooth.
- Pour over the hot bars and smooth with an offset spatula to cover the entire pan.
- Allow to cool until set.
- Cut into bars.
I cut my bars 1 X 2
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I am going to ramble about this at some of these fun parties.