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    Chocolate Carmel Bars

    Source of Recipe

    1 cup all-purpose flour
    1/2 cup packed brown sugar
    1/2 cup butter
    2 cups coarsely chopped pecans
    1 cup flaked coconut
    1 14-ounce can sweetened condensed milk
    2 teaspoons vanilla
    20 vanilla caramels, unwrapped
    2 tablespoons milk
    1 cup milk chocolate pieces or semisweet chocolate pieces

    1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. For crust: In a medium bowl, stir together flour and brown sugar. Using a pastry blender, cut in butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Press onto the bottom of an ungreased 13x9x2-inch baking pan. Bake for 15 minutes. Sprinkle pecans and coconut over hot crust.

    2. Meanwhile, for filling: In a small bowl, combine sweetened condensed milk and vanilla. Carefully pour over pecans and coconut, spreading evenly.

    3. Bake for 25 to 30 minutes more or until filling is set. Cool in pan on a wire rack for 10 minutes.

    4. Meanwhile, in a small saucepan, combine caramels and milk. Cook and stir over medium-low heat just until caramels are melted. Drizzle caramel mixture over filling. Sprinkle with chocolate pieces. Cool completely. Cut into bars. Makes 24 bars.




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