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Chocolate Macaroon Bars Recipe


Makes: 24 bars
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Step 1

Preheat oven to 350°F.

Step 2

In food processor, pulse butter, 2 cups flour, brown sugar and salt until mixture is crumbly; press evenly onto the bottom of 13 x 9 inch baking pan. Bake in middle of oven 15-17 minutes or until golden brown.

Step 3

While shortbread crust is baking, prepare topping. In large bowl, whisk together egg whites and granulated sugar. Stir in 1/2 cup flour and coconut; mix well.

Step 4

Sprinkle chopped chocolate evenly over the hot shortbread crust. Allow to melt slightly; spread evenly with spatula. Drop small spoonfuls of coconut mixture onto chocolate; spread gently.

Step 5

Bake 25-30 minutes or until top is golden. Cool completely in pan on cooling grid. Cut into bars. Bar cookies keep, covered, 5 days at room temperature.

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unsalted butter,

3/4 cup unsalted butter, (1-1/2 sticks, cut into 1/2 inch chunks)

all-purpose flour

2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour (divided)

granulated sugar

3/4 cup granulated sugar

salt

1/2 teaspoon salt

egg whites

4 egg whites

sweetened flaked coconut

1 bag (7 ounces) sweetened flaked coconut

semi-sweet chocolate chips

10 squares semi-sweet chocolate chips (10 Oz. chopped)

firmly packed light brown sugar

1/2 cup firmly packed light brown sugar

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Chocolate Macaroon Bars is rated 4.6 out of 5 by 32.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I love these bars and have made them alot lately. My mother in law in diabetic and so I replaced the semi sweet chocolate and coconut with diabetic chocolate and unsweetened coconut and she loves them so much that when I know she is coming I make them for her. I love everything about Wilton and have learned so much more options to bake and have learned new sweets to make my daughters class at school for holidays. I am so glad I found out about this site and the amazing recipes. And I started by just buying a cake decorating set to decorate gingerbread cookies for my little ones classroom. I would love to be able to afford the decorating kits as I have been self teaching about cake decorating and this prize set would help me out alot. Thank you all at Wilton for coming up with these amazing products.
Date published: 2010-12-06
Rated 3 out of 5 by from I liked the recipe but I will be tweaking it a little bit next go around... -I set the stove at 350 although I didn't see that indicated anywhere -The shortbread was so-so; will most likely go for a traditional shortbread next attempt. -The coconut layer was not macaroony at all and was thin and crisp...not sure what happened there. Overall has great potential to be awesome but for now its only so-so
Date published: 2010-12-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Delicious! It was a winner in the staffroom and I enjoyed trying a new recipe especially becuase it didn't require any speciality products. All of the ingredients were already on my shelf. I am always glad to find a recipe that does not have a long cooking time. I made this late after work one night and I didn't have to stay up all night waiting for it to be cooked. I would definitely bake this again.
Date published: 2010-12-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from After I found out I did not have to have a food processor and could use an old fashioned pastry cutter, I made these and they are great. Had to hide them from the great grandchildren and I probably gained 10 lbs. Next time I will sprinkle a little light brown sugar over the top prior to baking.
Date published: 2013-05-17
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great, going to use these for Christmas gifts! I also think they would be good with nuts added, going to try that next time!
Date published: 2010-12-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from i love to make this and packed 3pieces of them in a cute plastic bag as a doorgift on every parties i've held recently..
Date published: 2010-12-06
Rated 4 out of 5 by from I upped the chocolate just a little bit and drizzled some over the top for an extra decadent finish. sure to be a hit!
Date published: 2010-12-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from These Chocolate Macaroon Bars are delicious and make a good holiday treat to have on hand or to take to parties.
Date published: 2010-12-03
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