It’s not too early to think about holiday baking. And the sooner you get to it, the more time you will have for shopping for those hard-to-please family members.
Cookies and bars are a favorite of many people this time of the year. Here’s a recipe from Nestle that reminds me of one my mom makes at the holidays. If the bars are anything like hers, they will be delicious.
Yuletide Layer Bars
½ cup butter or margarine
1½ cups graham cracker crumbs
1½ cups flaked coconut
1 cup chopped nuts
1 14-ounce can Sweetened Condensed Milk
1 2/3 cups Toll House Holiday Morsels
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Melt butter in a 13-by-9-inch baking pan in oven; remove from oven. Sprinkle graham cracker crumbs over butter. Stir well; carefully press onto bottom of pan. Sprinkle with coconut and nuts. Pour sweetened condensed milk evenly over top. Sprinkle with morsels; press down lightly.
Bake for 25 to 30 minutes or until light golden brown. Cool completely in pan on wire rack. Cut into bars.
Tip: For easier cutting of bars, line pan with foil, extending over edges of pan. Coat lightly with nonstick cooking spray. Bake and cool as directed above. Lift from pan; remove foil. Cut into bars.
Yield: 24 bars.
Approximate nutritional analysis per serving: 135.2 calories, 5.9 grams fat (2.1 grams saturated), 4.2 milligrams cholesterol, 61.6 milligrams sodium, 17.7 grams carbohydrates, 0.9 grams dietary fiber, 14.4 grams sugars, 2.2 grams protein.