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Coconut Congo Bars

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Servings: 0
Categories: Chocolate / Desserts

    Cooking spray
1  cup  + 2 TBLS unsifted all-purpose flour
1/2  tsp  baking soda
1/4  tsp  salt
1/2  cup  unsalted butter, (1 stick) softened
2/3  cup  packed light-brown sugar
1  large  egg
2  tsp  vanilla extract
1  cup  sweetened flaked coconut
3/4  cup  semisweet mini chocolate chips
1/2  cup  toasted almonds, chopped

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line 8-inch square baking pan with foil, extending foil beyond 2 sides of pan. Lightly coat with cooking spray. In small bowl mix flour baking soda and salt. In another small bowl with electric mixer, beat butter and brown sugar on medium speed 2 minutes. Beat in egg and vanilla. On low speed, beat in flour mixture just until blended. Stir in all but 3 TBS of the coconut; stir in mini chips and almonds. Spread in prepared pan, sprinkle with remaining coconut. Bake 30-32 minutes, until wooden pick inserted in center comes out with moist crumbs attached. let cool completely in pan or rack. Lift by foil ends, transfer to cutting board. Cut into 16 squares.

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