Wednesday, 14 March 2012

Southern Bars-- Makeover

Today, I crave chocolate.  Therefore, when I started thinking about what I would prepare for desert, I though about the Souther Bar recipe that I got from Eileen Chant when I lived in LaPoile, NL many years ago.  It was in 1989 when I took my first teaching position.

However, when I looked at the recipe and my grocery cupboard, I realized that I did not have the ingredients that I needed.  Okay that was fine-- substitute.  

I will however provide both recipes.  

Original Recipe:

Place the following items in a square pan in layers.

1/4 cup melted butter.
 1 cup Graham wafer crumbs.   (mix together in pan and press for crust)
1 cup coconut
1 cup nuts
1 cup chocolate chips.  

Pour a can of sweetened condensed milk on top.  Bake for 20-25 minutes at 350 degrees F.

All I had was butter, coconut and condensed milk.

Here's my makeover:

1/4 cup melted butter
1/3 cup crushed almonds
1 cup flour

Combine these ingredients and press in square baking pan for crust.


1 cup coconut
1 cup chocolate bar crushed ( I used aero and dark chocolate combined.  Dark chocolate is good for you right?:)
1 cup crushed almonds

Top with sweet milk

Bake for 20-25 minutes on 350 degrees.

Then wait to cool, if you can.  The chocolate will harden again.  The sweet milk had sunk through the coconut and they will be chewy.  My only concern with these was the crust difference.  
The verdict is they are delicious!!!  Yummy


  1. This looks so yummy!! I am pinning it because I will make it!
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  5. Wow-looks delish!! -following you from finding fabulous-stop on by for a visit!