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Saturday, February 26, 2011

Super Easy Coconut Chocolate Bars


I have been a little preoccupied lately and have not been posting to my blogs or really had a chance to read many of your blogs. My parent have been down visiting for a month, and they were staying out on Siesta Key, just minutes from my house. It is always so nice to have them down, but sometime we have to schedule our time to see them. Their friends keep them pretty busy. Today they left to stay with my aunt and uncle in Bradenton for about a week. That is just about a half hour drive from us...but during peak season probably longer...lost more traffic this time of year!

During their visit my sister and niece came for a week visit, which is always fun. I took a couple of days off from work to spend some time with them. Even with all this going on ...in the back of my mind I knew I had to schedule a time for me to take the ParaPro Assessment test before March 1. YIKES! Now you have to know that it has been quite some time since I've been in school (as a student that is) and taking a test on the computer is a little daunting. The state required all classified employees of the school board to pass the test to keep their position. We are supposed to be considered "highly qualified" as paraprofessionals to work in a classroom. Well I took the test on Thursday and passed it just fine! Whew! I was worried because I finished with and hour left...I was thinking...oh oh, that was too quick, what did I do wrong? :D With that off my mind and family gone now I can get back to my blogs!

I have made several things and have many photo (I hope I can remember what they all are) and I will start to share them with you...even what I made for the super bowl party!

This is such an easy recipe I am almost embarrassed to post it! I thought I would start back with an easy peasy recipe! It calls for:


1 1/2 cups of graham cracker crumbs (I used low fat)

1 1/2 cups of coconut flakes (I used what I got from Tropical Traditions)

1/2 cup chocolate chips (I used semi-sweet)

1 can sweetened condensed milk ( I think they come 15 oz size)

That's it! Four ingredients!

Mix it all together and press it in a prepared 8" square baking dish. Bake at 350 degrees F for 20 minutes until golden. Let it cool before cutting it into bars.




The hardest part is waiting for it to cool!








Maranda asked if she could have one for breakfast!




I think maybe next time I try adding some crystallized ginger. You could probably add nuts if you like!

So here are a few pictures from what we've been doing.




This is looking under the draw bridge that take you out to the key. We can hear the cars driving over this from our house. That's Midnight Cove II my parents condo, taken from our boat.






Where we have to launch the boat we have to travel quite a ways in a no wake zone to get anywhere...but it's a nice ride.





Always a nice view over looking the Gulf of Mexico on a sunny day!







Hope everyone will come back and visit me again. I will be back with more soon. Spring break is coming up soon and I will have a week off! Yay Spring!