Saturday, March 30, 2013

Creamy Coconut Bars

Creamy Coconut Bars - made March 19, 2013 from Confessions of a Semi-Domesticated Mama
I discovered this recipe on pinterest and it led me to a blog called Confessions of a Semi-Domesticated Mama.  Normally I just link the recipe and the blog and try out the recipe but something on her blog caught my eye and I ended up reading the "About" section.  I'm glad I did because it gives such a clear picture of a nice, loving family who extend that love to their adopted children, their birth children and each other.  Take a look when you have the chance; it's well worth reading.

By now, when you see that I've made something on a weeknight, it's usually because I need to use up some ingredient before it expires and it's not going to make it to the weekend.  I think more than half my recipes are tested just for that reason.  In this case, of course, it was milk.  This recipe uses 2 cups of milk so it was perfect. Plus I like anything coconut and this reminded me of my mom's bibingka recipe, in that it seemed like a coconut custard.  This turned out to be not quite a custard, not quite a bar.  It wasn't as firm as bibingka but not as soft as a custard.  The Bisquick part of the batter (no matter how you mix it in) sinks to the bottom during baking and forms a thin crust. The coconut stays on top. It was pretty good....but then again, did I mention how much I love coconut?  I think I prefer the bibingka recipe though for something with a firmer texture but this was a great recipe for something quick and super easy that takes care of my coconut fix.

1/2 cup Bisquick
1/2 cup sugar
1 cup shredded coconut
4 eggs
1/4 cup butter, melted
2 cups milk
1 teaspoon vanilla
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Combine all ingredients in a large mixing bowl.
  3. Beat on low speed for 30 seconds until combined.
  4. Pour mixture into greased 9" x 9" baking dish.
  5. Bake for 50 minutes.
  6. Let cool then slice into bars.

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