Jefferson County Recipe of the Day: Coconut Macadamia Bars

An absolutely scrumptious snack!

Coconut Macadamia Bars


1/3 cup butter
1 cup graham cracker crumbs
1 tsp. sugar
1-1/4 cups flaked coconut, divided
2/3 cup sweetened condensed milk
1/2 cup chopped macadamia nuts
1 cup vanilla or white chips
1 tsp shortening


~Place the butter in an 8″ square microwave-safe dish. Cover and microwave on high until melted, about 30 seconds. Stir in cracker crumbs and sugar; press firmly onto the bottom of the dish. Microwave, uncovered, on high for one minute. Cool for five minutes.

~In a small bowl, combine one cup coconut, milk, and nuts; spoon over the crust. Microwave, uncovered, on high for 1-1/2 minutes or until heated through.

~In the microwave, melt chips and shortening; stir until smooth. Quickly pour over coconut mixture; spread evenly.

~Toast remaining coconut; sprinkle over the top. Cool on a wire rack; cut into bars.

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