Almond-Coconut Candy Bars

Almond-Coconut Candy Bars
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Ingredients
  1. Base
  2. 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
  3. 1/4 cup butter
  4. 1/2 cup chocolate cookie crumbs
  5. Filling
  6. 3 egg whites
  7. 1 cup sugar
  8. 2 teaspoons vanilla
  9. 1/2 teaspoon almond extract
  10. 2 1/2 cups coconut
  11. 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  12. 36 whole almonds
  13. Glaze
  14. 1/2 cup semisweet chocolate chips
  15. 3 tablespoons butter
Instructions
  1. Steps
  2. 1
  3. Heat oven to 350°F. Line 13x9-inch pan with foil. Spray foil with nonstick cooking spray. In small saucepan, combine 1 cup chocolate chips and 1/4 cup butter; melt over low heat, stirring occasionally. Stir in cookie crumbs. Spread mixture evenly in bottom of sprayed foil-lined pan. Refrigerate 15 minutes or until set.
  4. 2
  5. Meanwhile, in large bowl, beat egg whites until soft peaks form. Gradually add sugar, beating until stiff peaks form. Add vanilla and almond extract; blend well. Stir in coconut and flour until well mixed.
  6. 3
  7. Spread filling evenly over base. Arrange almonds over bars in 6 rows of 6 each.
  8. 4
  9. Bake at 350°F. for 20 to 25 minutes or until lightly browned and center is set when lightly touched.
  10. 5
  11. In small saucepan, melt glaze ingredients over low heat, stirring frequently until smooth. Drizzle glaze over bars. Cool at least 4 hours or until set. Cut into bars.
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