Sunday, February 04, 2007

This Isn't Your Mother's Microwave

What do you get when you combine chocolate, coconut, almonds, and graham crackers with a microwave?

Instant Gooey Satisfaction...

Chocolate Almond Coconut Bars
adapted from Introduction to Cooking with the Amana Radarange Microwave Oven

6 Tbsp butter
1 1/2 cups graham cracker crumbs
1/3 cup sugar
1 cup toasted almond slivers
10 oz sweetened condensed milk
1 3/4 cup flake coconut
1 12oz pkg semi sweet chocolate chips

Melt butter on high until melted in a 8" x 8" x 2" glass baking dish. In small mixing bowl, mix graham cracker crumbs and sugar. Add graham cracker and sugar mixture to melted butter. Combine and press evenly and firmly into bottom of baking dish. Microwave on high for 1 to 1 1/2 minutes or until firm. Sprinkle almonds evenly over graham cracker crust. In same mixing bowl used to mix graham cracker crumbs and sugar, combine the coconut and condensed milk. Using a spatula, spread on top of almonds. Microwave on high for 4 minutes or until firm (if your microwave doesn't have a carousel, turn 1/2 way through cooking time). In medium glass bowl, melt chocolate chips in microwave and spread on top of coconut layer. Cool until chocolate is hard. Cut and serve.