This one from Shrug who is now in Kitchen heaven.
It is time again for holiday cookies, and while I am aware cookies aren't a big part of everyone's holiday season, they have always held a special memory for me of family and my childhood—two things that hopefully we all hold in common, no matter what holidays we may celebrate. I do this with the hope my own daughter will have memories she can treasure long after I am gone.Five-Layer Bars - (makes a 9" x 13" pan full)
Today we've begun the month-long bake-a-thon. The first cookies on the list are five-layer bars and peppermint cookies. I'll be passing along recipes as time and baking creations allow.
The Five-Layer Bars are so simple to make it seems impossible that this is the first year I've tried to make them myself. Please note, they are a dairy dish. Unfortunately, there is no substitute for the sweetened condensed milk, which is necessary to hold the other ingredients into a cookie.
- 2 cups graham cracker crumbs
- ½ cup butter or margarine (melted)
- ¼ cup sugar
- 1/8 teaspoon salt
- 1 cup shredded sweetened coconut
- 1 7oz package semi-sweet chocolate chips
- 1 14oz can sweetened condensed milk
- 1 cup chopped walnuts
- Preheat oven to 325 degrees F.
- In a medium sized bowl, combine graham cracker crumbs, butter, sugar and salt, until well mixed.
- Pour mixture into an ungreased 9"x13" baking pan, pressing the crumb mixture evenly across the bottom of the pan.
- Sprinkle coconut evenly over crumb mixture.
- Sprinkle chocolate chips over coconut layer.
- Pour condensed milk evenly over the chocolate chips.
- Sprinkle walnuts evenly over the condensed milk layer.
- Bake for 30 minutes.
- Remove from oven and allow to cool (overnight is best).
- Cut into 1-2" squares, depending on your needs.
- Serve or save in an airtight container until needed.
Simple, easy, no mess and Yummy! (The Condensed Milk makes them Dairy - Halavei) One star cause this is so simple and no difficulty involved.