Sprinkle two cups of chocolate chips, evenly. Then sprinkle 1 1/3 cups flaked coconut.
Sprinkle one cup of chopped nuts as the last layer....
Gently press down on the layers. Bake for about 22-25 minutes, or until golden brown.
Since I took the time to make a "sling", I simply lift the cookie right out of the pan and onto a cooling rack..
One of my favorite baking tools is this giant spatula by Wilton. I found mine at a "Michael's" Craft Store. No more broken cakes or bar cookies! Let this cook for at least 15 minutes... tell drooling husbands (or kids) to wait.
The crust is chewy from the condensed milk. I cut these into 24 bars...
Baker's Rights... I get the first taste.
VERDICT: I can see why these are Craig's #1 favorite cookie (next to peanut butter). I love the chewy, buttery crust. It's sweet, but not cloyingly sweet. The balance of chocolate, coconut and nuts is perfect. These are rich, and perfect to tuck into a lunch box. I recommend a glass of milk, though. I see this cookie recipe on blogs during Christmas Cookie season. I think this is a fast and easy cookie all year round. As for me, I'm going to limit myself to my one cookie. Today, at least! The rest is for my hard-working husband, who deserves his boyhood treat. He's been busy taking care of our herb and vegetable garden. Make these for your loved ones. They'll thank you. If you've made these yourselves, then you know what I'm talking about!
These will definitely put a smile on your face. A printable recipe is at the bottom of this post.
For those of you who are roasting in record high heat-- save this recipe for a time when turning on an oven doesn't make you gasp in horror. I hope you do find cooler temperatures! Tomorrow is back-to-school for the students where I work. I am expecting to be busy and tired for most of the week. I'll do my best to share more recipes. I miss not being able to post more than once or twice a week, and I thank you for lovely comments and private emails. I love to share with all of you what's cooking in our home. I feel so blessed!