Wonderland Bars – Friday Flashback # 14

Tumbleweed Contessa Wonderland BarsThinking back to when my daughter first suggested this I was overwhelmed and had no idea my world (or a corner of it anyway) could revolve around a food blog. Little did I think we would be doing this for such a long time. To be honest, I would miss it if I didn’t have so many friends to keep up with, recipes to share and take to so many parties each week.

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.Wonderland Bars

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.

Welcome to Friday Flashback # 14

Wonderland Bars
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Chocolatey, chewy goodness. These can serve a few or a lot - depending on the diet at the moment. Baking in January is so hard!
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Chocolatey, chewy goodness. These can serve a few or a lot - depending on the diet at the moment. Baking in January is so hard!
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  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Line a 9"X 13" baking pan with foil and spray with non-stick baking spray. Allow the foil to hang over the edges to remove easily. Set aside.
  2. Melt the butter in a mixing bowl in the microwave and place the graham cracker crumbs in the butter and mix to moisten all the graham cracker crumbs.
  3. Press the graham cracker/butter mixture evenly into the foil lined baking pan.
  4. Layer the coconut, pecans evenly over the graham cracker crumbs. Pour the sweetened condensed milk over these ingredients.
  5. Place in the oven and bake for 20 minutes. Meanwhile melt the chocolate chips in a small bowl in the microwave until shiny and smooth. Stir about every 30 seconds.
  6. Pour the chocolate over the baked bars and smooth over the entire surface with an offset spatula.
  7. Allow to cool until the chocolate is set. Remove from the pan and cut into bars. Size depends on who you are serving and how many servings you want. These are rich and chewy.
  8. Store in an air-tight container on the counter. (If they last that long!)
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2 thoughts on “Wonderland Bars – Friday Flashback # 14

  1. These sound delicious! I don’t think I’ve ever had them, but I already know I like them just looking at the ingredients. And a soup series for Lent sounds like fun!

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